Disaster Assistance Accountant

Location: Honolulu, HI


A.      Accounting and Auditing                                                                           

1.Input and maintain required data to FEMA’s Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE).

2.Process all funding disbursements and/or reimbursements of Project Worksheets (PWs) and maintain current fiscal reports.

3.Audit PWs and related actions for compliance and accuracy relative to Department of Defense fiscal processes and FEMA fiscal report requirements.

4.Prepare monthly and quarterly Federal financial reports.

5.Prepare financial closing documents at the completion of projects.

B.        Fiscal Planning, Programming, and Budgeting                                   

1.Prepare appropriate reports to the Project Leader and advise on the financial status of all applicant files.

2.Advise the Project Leader on the proper allocation of Federal funds to the numerous grantees receiving disaster assistance in compliance with procurement procedures and regulations.

3.Evaluate the effectiveness of fiscal and operational controls and recommend appropriate changes when deficiencies are detected.

4.Examine subrecipient files and other available data necessary to develop financial monitoring and audit plan.

5.Initiate discussion with appropriate agencies of potential problem areas and recommended corrective measures relative to fiscal matters.

6.Consult with FEMA personnel to verify accuracy and completeness of financial transactions and files as required by Federal regulations.

7.Assist in resolving financial questions/issues raised by program managers, and representatives of other Federal, State, and County agencies.


A.     Graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in Accounting or a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience which demonstrated knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and methods.

B.Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; produce written reports on a timely basis; work effectively and efficiently in open office environments and sites with some interruptions and distractions, moderate noise levels, and under deadlines and pressure situations.

C.Must possess a valid Hawaii State motor vehicle operator’s license.

D.Must be a U. S. Citizen.

Contact Information

Contact: Lorinda Wong-Lau, State of Hawaii Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
Email: lorinda.g.wonglau@hawaii.gov
Phone: 808-733-4300 extension 801
University of Hawai‘i Alumni