This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Accountant 1 positions for the Financial Strategic Services (FSS) department at Oregon State University (OSU).
This position is responsible for providing timely and effective transactional services to stakeholders within FSS. This position functions as a member of the Financial Strategic Services-Research Administration & Accounting (FSS-RAA) team, providing information, guidance and coordination of services to the broader FSS department.
FSS-RAA was created to centralize and standardize the processing of transactional level workload for each of the FSS groups. In addition, FSS-RAA will provide useful reporting and metrics to FSS leadership to aid in process improvement and increased efficiency.
The Accountant 1 will work closely with various FSS groups to provide transactional services for each unit. They will work with the supervisor to develop and maintain an efficient and effective process for communication and work share within the FSS.
The Accountant 1 will work closely with the Accounting Services Manager to apply accepted accounting principles to record, classify and interpret revenue, expenditure, and other business data. This position will use professional judgment to problem-solve and troubleshoot issues as they arise. This position may; work with interrelated accounts, allocate changes to funds and accounts, reconcile accounts, analyze accounting transactions, prepare reports, route transactions for budget authority approval, and maintain process controls.
This position will use professional judgment to problem-solve and troubleshoot issues as they arise. This position will work with interrelated foundation indexes, coordinate workload requests and process a large volume of foundation reimbursements for various colleges and units.
The Accountant 1 may be in daily contact with FSS staff to discuss such topics as foundation crosswalks, hand-off of workload and requests for information or supporting documentation.
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.
Additional Minimum Qualifications
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
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. Pressure to meet deadlines with competing priorities. May involve the need to work hours above the normal business day.
This position, with supervisor and/or director approval, is open to a hybrid (on-site and remote work) work schedule.
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