Website Business Oregon (OBDD)
Do you have experience in governmental accounting? The Fiscal and Budget Services Section within Business Oregon is currently hiring a permanent Senior Accountant (Accountant 3) position. The Fiscal and Budget Services Section provides financial and budgetary services for the agency.
Note: This position reports to the Salem Business Oregon office or may opt to work remote/hybrid upon manager approval. We value our employees and want to encourage work-life balance and flexibility.
As a Senior Accountant at Business Oregon, you will apply advanced accounting theory and accounting skills to develop and implement agency or statewide accounting policies, procedures, and systems; ensure integrity, accuracy, and control of data; and control the expenditure of funds.
Senior Accountants primary duties include:
· Design and maintenance of complex accounting systems.
· Creation of biennial agency accounting structures.
· Preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), note disclosures and Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) reports submitted for inclusion in the State of Oregon ACFR and Statewide Single Audit.
· Serving as the primary accountant for all agency bonds issued, ensuring compliance with state, federal laws, rules, and regulations. Manage arbitrage compliance activities for department’s lottery, revenue, and general obligation bonds
What you will do!
· Perform complex accounting assignments or projects, reviewing the work of others for adequacy, methods, and conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, governing rules and agency policies.
· Ensure the completeness and accuracy of the annual financial reporting requirements for a complex agency including financial statements, disclosure, narrative documentation, and interpretation.
· Maintain accounting controls and the prepare prescribed reports. Resolve the most difficult and unusual accounting problems and insures system adaptations and corrections as necessary.
· Serve and be the as the primary auditor and resource for employee travel reimbursements, contract payments, Brownfields, other program areas disbursements along with R*stars reporting and agency policy related to accounting system.
· Adapt statewide financial management systems to accommodate special and complex agency accounting needs and to comply with changing generally accepted accounting principles, federal, state, and other external requirements.
· Generate and analyze custom reports.
· Present and interpret information within the agency and with external partners.
· Collaborate with accounting and program management staff in decision and policy making sessions. Identify ways of using accounting data for management purposes and encourage a greater use of accounting information.
· Assure the preparation of responses to audit reports. Present and defend accounting policies, procedures, or systems to auditors or other external officials.
Business Oregon strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
· Extensive knowledge of governmental or fund accounting including sources of funds, segregation and display of expenditures and revenues, budgetary accounting.
· Experience with process improvement, policies and procedures, and internal fiscal controls within an accounting unit.
· Skill preparing and reviewing accounting transactions to ensure conformance with generally accepted accounting principles.
· Skill applying audit standards to set up, monitor, and modify internal procedures.
· Experience developing financial queries with business intelligence applications; preference may be given to applicants experienced with Oracle Business Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and the State’s datamart.
· Experience with, or knowledge of, State of Oregon software or other financial management software systems, or Relational Statewide Accounting and/or Reporting System (R*Stars).
· Skill preparing and interpreting financial statements and other financial reports.
· Skill analyzing accounting information and systems to prevent, detect, and correct errors.
Please note: if you are interested in applying for this position, you must attach your current cover letter and resume addressing the skills and qualifications to your application. Failure to submit the required cover letter and resume will remove your application from consideration.
What you need to qualify
Possession of a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Government Financial Manager certificate AND three years of accounting experience equivalent to Accountant 2 work to include designing and modifying accounting systems that require frequent changes in requirements to meet specific business objectives, consulting with program managers or external organizations, and assuring the proper functioning and accountability of fiscal operations: OR
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 32 quarter (21 semester) credit hours from an accredited institution in Accounting AND three years of related accounting experience equivalent to Accountant 2 work to include designing and modifying accounting systems that require frequent changes in requirements to meet specific business objectives, consulting with program managers or external organizations, and ensuring the proper functioning and accountability of fiscal operations; OR
32 quarter (21 semester) credit hours from an accredited institution in Accounting AND five years of related accounting experience to include 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.
15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level accounting credit hours may substitute for one year of the accounting experience. Graduate-level courses used to satisfy the educational requirement may not be used to satisfy the experience requirement.
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.
What Business Oregon does
Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon) employs approximately 150 employees who carry out the agency mission, “Business Oregon invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy.” The Operations and Finance Division serves every part of the department and includes all central administrative services; it also includes the Business and Public Finance programs. The Operations sections include: Employee Services; Fiscal and Budget Services; Technology Services; and Policy, Rules, Audits, and Contracts.
The Fiscal & Budget Services (FABS) is comprised of eleven positions. The section provides accounting and budget services for the agency. FABS is responsible for the oversight & management of the department’s $1 billion budget. FABS also ensures compliance with all legal & reporting requirements related to budget, accounting and payroll. It supports all other sections in the department in delivering services to Oregon companies, business and industry groups, and communities.
Business Oregon strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.
Succession and workforce planning are the cornerstones to consistently fulfill the agency’s mission. Business Oregon recognizes and values the knowledge and skills of each of our employees. To encourage employee longevity and retain institutional knowledge, preference may be given to current Business Oregon employees.
How to Apply – Please Note: Applications must be submitted no later than February 2, 2023.
· Click the “Apply” button to complete your online application.
· Attach your current cover letter and resume. Failure to submit the required resume and cover letter will remove your application from consideration.
· Complete the questionnaire.
· The candidates whose work experience most closely matches the qualifications and skills of this position will be invited to interview.
· Warning – Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity and will not save your application progress. There is not a “save and return later” function, once you start your application you must submit your application, otherwise you will have to start over with the application when you return.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU:
Family Friendly Work Life Balance: Paid time off, 11 holidays, 3 personal days & optional short- and long-term disability benefits.
Take Care of Yourself and Your Family: Comprehensive employee benefits, choice of medical plans, vision plan, life insurance, employee assistance program.
Invest in Your Future: Pension plan, deferred comp, short- and long-term disability plan, flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care.
Be Appreciated: Employee recognition events, agency unique employee recognition program allowing for additional leave options such as vacation buy-out and sick leave roll-over, dynamic employees doing impactful work.
ADA: At Business Oregon, we value community and foster a sense of belonging for our employees
· It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to all applicants who may need them. Should you need assistance, or an accommodation please contact Sarah Flores in Employee Services to discuss how we can best meet your needs.
· Veterans’ Preference – Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. Click on the Veterans’ Preference link for additional information.
· Criminal Records Check – Hiring of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the results of a Criminal Background Check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
· Work Authorization – The Oregon Business Development Department (dba Business Oregon) does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
· This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current position and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. May become permanent depending on funding.
· This position is a classified service, full-time position, and is not represented by a union. While this is a full-time position, we may consider a part-time job share.
· PERS – This is a PERS qualifying position. After a six-month waiting period eligible Management Service, Executive Service, and Unrepresented employees will have their base pay increased by 6.95% and the 6% PERS contribution deducted from their base pay rather than a direct 6% contribution by the State of Oregon to the employees PERS account. This will mirror the bargained SEIU and AFSCME PERS process.
For questions about this job, contact Janeen Hilbrink, HR Analyst in Employee Services at (971) 707-0252 or email Janeen.M.Hilbrink@biz.oregon.gov
Oregon Business Development Department Career Opportunities
The Oregon Business Development Department is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
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