This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1position for Business Services at Oregon State University (OSU).
Business Services is a department within the Controller's Unit, which is a part of the Division of Finance (DFA) and Administration at Oregon State University. The DFA's mission is to develop and maintain the university's sound financial and internal control structure in alignment with OSU's strategic plan. The workgroups that comprise Business Services are Billings & Receivables Services (BRS), Payroll, and Student Billing & Receivables. The Controller's Unit as a whole is responsible for the proper receipt, expenditure, accounting, and financial reporting of funds in accordance with Federal, State, and OSU policies, laws, and regulations, as well as the requirements of various other public and private sources of university funds.
BRS is a unit created to provide standard processing, reporting, and compliance and services support to general (non-student, non-research) billing and receivables activities for OSU. BRS is responsible for providing financial and administrative services to colleges and administrative units for over $30 million in general services and products sold annually. BRS maintains positive collaborative partnerships with other OSU departments in order to ensure accuracy and timeliness in all work.
All BRS staff are responsible to: ensure the highest level of quality in all work products; continually document and improve processes and support on-going quality improvement activities; create a positive public image for the unit and OSU; and provide exceptional customer service. Primary to providing customer service, OSU is a collaborative, inclusive and caring community that strives for equity and equal opportunity; creating a welcoming environment to enable success for people from all walks of life; sharing common, fundamental values grounded in justice, civility, and respect.
This position provides support in the interpretation, development and implementation of policies and procedures and plays a critical role by performing analysis, auditing, transaction processing, communicating policy, and recommending financial solutions. This position has frequent interactions in person, telephone, Zoom, and via email with staff, faculty, other university business partners, and outside customers and vendors. All interactions with students, customers, staff, and co-workers will be accomplished in a positive, friendly, and supportive manner.
This position requires excellent time management skills and is expected to be self-directed to learn new University systems, be aware of fiscal policies and procedures, and assist other BRS staff, as well as the staff of the departments the BRS serves. This position will use professional judgment to problem-solve and troubleshoot issues as they arise.
To be successful in this role the incumbent must:
Ensure high standards of accuracy and precision, comply with policies and regulations, and be highly organized.
Be articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Be results oriented, with demonstrated ability to problem solve.
Have the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships across a wide stakeholder group.
Have the ability to prioritize workload and proactively manage expectations in relation to agreed deliverables, even when faced with competing priorities.
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.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Experience with large enterprise accounting systems.
Ability to work at a high proficiency level with applications such as Microsoft Office Suite: Excel and MS Word.
Experience successfully meeting deadlines and prioritizing work with minimal direction.
Demonstrable ability to effectively and positively collaborate with stakeholders.
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 University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months
Office environment. May involve the need to work hours above the normal business day to meet cyclical deadlines. This position, with supervisor and/or director approval, is eligible for a remote work schedule or a hybrid (on-site and remote work) work schedule.
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