Accounting Associate- Grant Management & Oversight Division

State of Michigan
Full Time, Permanent $49,839 - $75,795 Per year MI State Of Michigan, 2524 Clark Ave, Detroit, MI 48209, United States Apply before 5/15/2024 11:59



Are you looking for new ways to utilize your accounting knowledge? Step into a pivotal role at the heart of our Bureau of Accounting and Financial Management. In this crucial role within our Subrecipient Single Audit Desk Review Unit, you will ensure that every dollar of federal grant money is used efficiently and transparently. Your work will help uphold public trust in government operations and ensure the responsible utilization of federal grants. Join us and be a part of a team that directly shapes the integrity of public spending!


As an Accounting Associate, you will be instrumental in performing detailed desk reviews of single audit reports from various educational, county, non-profit, and local government entities. Attention to detail is critical for maintaining our database and ensuring audit reports accurately reflect whether each entity meets requirements. This position assists with preparing acceptance and rejection letters to notify each entity of their report status and determines the acceptability of revised audit reports submitted because of rejection letters. You will provide technical guidance to subrecipients and independent auditors regarding performance and reporting on the single audit reports.

Do not miss this opportunity to gain unmatched experience and knowledge in governmental audit and financial management while staying updated on the latest standards and practices through ongoing training. Become part of our team and your work will directly influence the efficacy and transparency of how public funds are used, positively impacting communities and setting standards for excellence.

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Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may be expected to work from home (telework) full-time, with occasional in-office days when work dictates such requirements. Please keep in mind that while this is a full-time telework position, that can change at any time at the Governor's discretion. You must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg. 
  • Salary:All new employees with the Commonwealth will start at the minimum salary. 
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Two years as a Fiscal Technician (commonwealth title) and completion of 21 college credits in accounting and an additional 3 credits in finance or accounting; or 
  • Three years as an Accounting Assistant (commonwealth title) and completion of 21 college credits in accounting and an additional 3 credits in finance or accounting; or
  • A bachelor’s degree including 21 credits in accounting and an additional 3 credits in finance or accounting; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes 21 college credits in accounting and an additional 3 credits in finance or accounting.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the  and click on Residency. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: 

  • You must pass a background investigation.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • This posting requires submission of a copy of your college transcript(s).  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You may upload your document as an attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions. All documents MUST be uploaded prior to the submission of your application.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position. 


  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to  and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at .

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.  No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.