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Accountant At Bureau of Labor and Industries

Location: Portland, Oregon

Job Description

Initial Posting Date:

02/26/2020

Application Deadline:

03/17/2020

Agency:

Bureau of Labor and Industries

Salary Range:

$3,256 - $4,729

Position Type:

Employee

Position Title:

Accountant 1

Job Description:

Our mission...

To protect employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and ensure access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.

The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is dedicated to protecting the rights of workers and citizens to equal, non-discriminatory treatment through the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws that apply to workplaces, housing and public accommodations. We also encourage and enforce compliance with state laws relating to wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment, educate and train employers to understand and comply with both wage and hour and civil rights law, and promote the development of a highly skilled, competitive workforce in Oregon through apprenticeship programs and through partnerships with government, labor, business, and education institutions.

This position is with the Fiscal Services Unit. The Fiscal Services Unit is responsible for administering a wide range of Bureau support functions including its budgeting, financial recording, payroll, purchasing, and mail services.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

What’s in it for you:

  • Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service
  • Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package
  • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon
  • Live, work, and play in Portland, Oregon

Here’s what you will do:

As an Accountant, you will serve as lead accountant for the Bureau and as primary contact with other government agencies such as the Department of Administrative Services, the Treasury Department, Department of Revenue, and IRS. You will provide accounting services for all agency programs and apply generally accepted accounting principles to assure the integrity and accuracy of the information generated by the unit.

Obtain the complete listing of job duties

Here’s what you need to qualify:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting;

OR

  • A Bachelor's degree in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting;

OR

  • 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting;

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.

In the "Work History" section on your application you must clearly describe your experience in each of the areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees). Please attach a photocopy of your transcripts to your application in order for your education to be verified.

Requested Skills:

  • Preference may be given to applicants who have familiarity with the Statewide Financial Management Application (R*STARS and ADPICS) and an understanding and knowledge of governmental accounting principles
  • Experience preparing, processing and posting accounting transactions in a central accounting and/or financial reporting system(s)
  • Identifying and preparing year-end accounting accrual entries and other closing adjustments
  • Experience performing monthly account reconciliation(s)
  • Knowledge of the Oregon Accounting Manual (OAM)
  • Knowledge and understanding of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Able to meet firm deadlines with frequent interruptions in the daily work schedule
  • Experience interpreting and explaining accounting standards, statues and regulations to co-workers, peers and management staff
  • Demonstrated skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing to individuals with various levels of knowledge and understanding; and to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated skill in compiling, interpreting, and analyzing financial information, and preparing information in a clear and concise written form

Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.

How to apply:

  • To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out the online application and complete the questionnaire.
  • A resume and cover letter (no more than one page) are required for this job posting . Please attach both documents in the “Resume / CV” section of the application.
  • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered.

After you apply:

  • Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions and make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
  • Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.

Additional information:

  • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
  • You may be asked to submit a skills assessment, a writing sample, or a video interview as part of the application screening process.
  • The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Prior to an offer of employment, BOLI may request that you provide an official driving record.
  • This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources . NOTE: If claiming veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.
  • The Bureau of Labor and Industries does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Helpful links and contact information:

Learn more about BOLI

Understanding the State Application Process

Help & Support webpage

For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at DCBS.Recruiting@oregon.gov or by phone at 503-378-3200.

BOLI is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.