Controller & Grants Manager

Harris County
Full Time TX 14444 Holderrieth Rd, Tomball, TX 77377, United States


Working At Harris County Precinct 4:

You will be surrounded by team members who bring “heart, hustle, and higher standards” to work each day. These leaders advance opportunity and justice as they deliver services to and advocate for the residents of Harris County. The team you will be joining is innovative, dynamic, and forward-looking.

What you will do for Harris County Precinct 4 (HCP4)  

Harris County Precinct 4 is seeking a highly qualified candidate for Controller & Grants Manager (CGM). The CGM reports to the Chief Financial Officer and supports Precinct4Forward, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was created to advance opportunity and justice for the 1.2 million residents that live in Precinct 4. Precinct4Forward aims to work with private, local, state and federal partners on innovations and grant opportunities to increase access to health care and education, support economic development, improve public safety and justice, and build resilient infrastructure. The CGM will assist with month-end procedures, financial reporting, accounting compliance and operational-related activities. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. 
  • Plan, direct, and execute accounting operational functions, manage internal and external financial reporting and budgeting, and ensure compliance with applicable rules, laws, and regulations.
  • Financial reporting for management and Board decision making presentations.
  • Recommend and implement improvements to accounting, operations, internal controls, and compliance policies and procedures.
  • Prepare for and manage annual audit.
  • Provide strategic financial and budget oversight for grant activities.
  • Perform various month-end and year-end close procedures and transactional activities, consistently, timely and accurately; close procedures include (but not limited to): Accounts payable, Accounts receivable (revenue recognition and billing), Bank and investment account reconciliations, Grant and foundation financial report preparation, Grants payable reconciliation.
  • Prepare various monthly and quarterly cost tracking overviews and budget-to-actual reports.
  • Improve and systematize reports generated in accounting system, as well as creating innovative financial dashboards for internal use.
  • Assist in completing tax schedules, including tax compliance calculations, investment data overviews, and other necessary items required for tax returns.
  • Create schedules and document internal controls for an internal and external audit.
  • Serve as a centralized point of contact for staff for grant financial management, allocations, and reporting.
  • Special projects and tasks assigned. 

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance, or a related field  from an accredited college or university. 


  • Five (5) years of professional accounting, non-profit fund accounting, financial, or consulting experience related to the type of work being performed 

Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Expertise in financial stewardship, encompassing budgeting, compliance, and transparent financial reporting, as well as the ability to manage grants and donations.
  • Exceptional project management and organization skills.
  • Mastery of MS Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, TEAMS, SharePoint, etc.) and of software to manage portable document format files (Adobe Acrobat).
  • Initiative, effective problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with the ability to communicate key takeaways to diverse, nontechnical audiences.
  • Maintain high level of integrity, confidentiality, ethical standards - assumes personal responsibility for scope of position.
  • Enjoys building and maintaining relationships with staff and has demonstrated ability to engage and convene diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Self-starter and independent but works collaboratively.
  • Values continuous learning and seeks ongoing training and development. 

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.



  • Experience with Public accounting, non-profit accounting experience, and/or consulting  (preferred)
  • Experience working with STARS Finance (preferred)
  • Experience with multiple GL packages, especially QuickBooks, and electronic bill pay systems  (preferred)
  • Bilingual fluency (preferred)