Oregon State Treasury is recruiting for the position of Accountant. The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative, technical and confidential support to the Accounting team, which is part of the Administrative Services team. This position has responsibility for completing assignments received by the Accounting Manager and the Administrative Services management team, and makes decisions that may relate to highly sensitive and/or confidential matters. The primary focus of the position is general, revenue, and expenditure accounting, as well as coordination between Accounting and Budget.
This is a SEIU represented position. This position is full-time and is located in our Salem office. The salary range for this position is $44,112 - $67,416 annually. Our top priorities during this public health crisis are employee health and ability to meet our essential responsibilities. We are taking safety precautions while continuing our business operations in order to keep employees safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Oregon State Treasury (OST) is led by Tobias Read, State Treasurer, a constitutional officer and statewide elected official. OST is an organization with a wide range of financial responsibilities, including managing the state's pension fund, issuing all state debt, and serving as the central bank for state agencies. OST manages the daily investment of approximately $100 billion in assets, held in a diversified investment portfolio of domestic and international equities, fixed income securities, alternative and opportunistic investments, real estate, private equity and cash equivalents. OST also manages a banking program that processes over $250 billion in transactions annually, and a debt management program responsible for issuing and monitoring approximately $10 billion in state debt. The 150+ member OST staff takes great pride in their statewide and national reputation for progressive approaches to service delivery.
We are committed to cultivating a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful. We value and support the collective differences in who we are, it is what makes us stronger, and it helps us learn and grow. We celebrate the fact that everyone comes to the table with individual differences – shaped by backgrounds, experiences, cultures, thoughts, and ideas. We are devoted to prioritizing equity and addressing racial disparities, as well as ensuring a safe and accessible working environment for all. We believe all of this empowers our success and makes Oregon State Treasury an excellent place to work.
Prepare various financial reconciliations.
Prepare financial reporting for management and program use.
Prepare State and Federal regulatory and compliance reporting.
Act as primary contact with other state agencies for interagency accounting issues.
Monitor agency’s internal control processes for state and federal compliance.
Interpret laws, rules, and procedures.
Recommend solutions, prepare procedure revisions and implement controls (as necessary). Provide staff with training and technical assistance to improve fiscal systems, internal control, and procedures.
Analyze accounting processes to recommend improvements for increased efficiencies and effectiveness.
Coordinate and post monthly indirect cost allocation charges to individual program funding.
Review and approve accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions. Ensure proper accounting codes, appropriate approvals, and sufficient backup to support the transactions.
Prepare complex financial analysis, allocations, and reconciliations.
Monitor and oversee accounting activities related to travel (travel reimbursements, Ghost Card activity, outside entity reimbursements).
Monitor and oversee accounting activities related to invoicing.
Coordinate with the Accounting Manager and Budget Officer on budget and accounting issues. Contribute to a cross-functional work team by collaborating to solve problems. Work with managers to identify and solve budget and cost accounting issues. Prepare reports for programs and budget including monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting as well as ad-hoc reporting.
Benefits of Joining OST
Employee premium share at 5% or 1%, for medical, dental, vision, and basic employee life;
Paid leaves, such as vacation, personal business, holidays, sick leave, and special holiday leave;
Participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS);
Support with training and development so employees have the tools they need to reach their fullest potential;
Employees may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF);
Optional benefits include optional life, short & long term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, Oregon Savings Growth Plan (deferred compensation plan), flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, employee assistance program, weight watchers, and more!
How to Apply
In order to apply and be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume, and a cover letter describing how your experience, training and education have prepared you for this position.
We will accept applications through the closing date; however, we may close this recruitment early if we receive a well-qualified pool. If interested, please apply early.
Prospective employees are subject to an extensive background check that may include, but not be limited to, validation of all application materials, prior employment and personal references, credit history, driving records and fingerprint-based state and federal criminal and civil records. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
OST does not offer visa sponsorships, and within three days of hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666
OST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.
You must have the following to qualify for this position:
CPA certificate; OR
Two years of professional accounting experience applying basic accounting theory and principles to examine, account for, reconcile, analyze, and interpret standard accounting data and records, and either:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting; or
Bachelor's degree in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting.
Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees); or
30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting.
Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees); and two years doing independent research and analysis which included making recommendations that resolved issues; or
30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in any of the following: accounting principles, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, finance, business law, cost accounting, accounting information systems, or auditing; and two years of accounting experience a) classifying, analyzing, and reconciling complex financial data and records; b) designing, recommending, and installing modifications of accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records; c) preparing audited financial statements and reports; d) analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances to ensure the legality of financial transactions; and e) analyzing and interpreting complex accounts and account relationships resulting in accounting entries; or
15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level accounting credit hours may substitute for one year of the professional accounting experience.
Graduate-level courses used to satisfy the educational requirement may not be used to satisfy the experience requirement
Experience with Governmental Financial Accounting & Reporting
Experience with Oregon’s Statewide Financial Management Application
Experience using IR Studio (Hyperion/Brio) or similar business intelligence tool
Experience using technology to automate processes
Advanced Excel skills (vlookups, pivot tables, forecasting), and proficiency in other Microsoft applications including Word and Outlook
Organized with excellent attention to detail
Self-starter, independently motivated, and able to pivot as needed
Able to exercise professional judgment
Effective at managing multiple priorities at once
Excellent analytical skills
Ability to organize and prioritize competing deadlines
Excellent customer service skills
About Oregon State Treasury
Oregon State Treasury is focused on improving the financial well-being of all Oregonians. We provide low-cost programs for governments, and empower Oregonians to invest in themselves and their loved ones for a more secure future.