This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for the Business & Engineering Business Center at Oregon State University (OSU).
This position is part of the Business and Engineering Business Center (BEBC) Finance and Accounting Unit and is responsible for providing timely and effective financial and accounting services, guidance and advice to the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. This position is part of the Business and Engineering Business Center (BEBC) Finance and Accounting Unit and is responsible for providing timely and effective financial and accounting services, guidance and advice to the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. This position focuses on sponsored research projects and industry contracts, which ranged from federal awards, state awards such as OMI (Oregon Metals Initiative), and industry contracts and collaborations. Specific areas responsibility include budgeting, financial reporting, payroll re-distributions, Personnel Activity Effort Reporting (PAR) Forms, Grants and Contracts Management, Quarterly Projections, Technical Accounting Supports, Uniform guidance Compliance, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Special Projects and Analysis.
This position works primarily with research grants and contracts and associated principal investigators and will apply generally accepted accounting principles to record, classify and interpret revenue, expenditure, and other business data within the BEBC. This position works with interrelated accounts, allocates changes to funds and accounts, reconciles accounts, analyzes accounting transactions, prepares reports, maintains accounting controls, and serves as liaison between units and the central administration.
The Accountant 1 is in daily contact with Business Center, College and University staff to discuss such topics as account balances and reconciliations, report items, payment authorizations, fund transfers, collections, expenditures, budget balances and processes/procedures.
Guidelines used are: generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), state and federal laws governing contractual agreements, OMB Uniform Guidance, Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes governing fiscal/student/human resources matters, business center policy and desk manual procedures, State and Federal audit and reporting standards, Cost Accounting Standards, OSU Faculty Handbook, OSU Fiscal Policies and Procedures. The above enumerated laws, regulations, policies and procedures form the fundamental framework within which this position's responsibilities must be performed.
OR Bachelor's degree with 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of college-level Accounting;
OR 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of Accounting courses and three years of Accounting experience*
*Accounting experience must include at least 3 of the following: Preparing transactions to be recorded in records of original entry; Preparing journal entries, posting from journals to general ledger, or preparing original general ledger entries; Summarizing data from a ledger to a trial balance; Closing accounts at the end of an accounting period; Applying PC spreadsheet, database, and word processing software; Processing data using a computer.
Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools.
Experience or training with computerized accounting systems. Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and applications. Good organizational, communication (oral and written), and analytical skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel. Ability to anticipate and solve problems.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Some remote work may be possible, as agreed on between the employee and supervisor
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