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Accountant

Company: Oregon Department of Energy
Location: Salem
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

WORKING AT THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY At the Oregon Department of Energy, we're helping shape the state's energy future. Our team is dedicated to keeping Oregon on the leading edge of renewable energy and efficiency while supporting energy innovation, investment, equity, and resilience. From helping Oregonians save energy at home; to overseeing the state's interests in the world's largest environmental cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington, our work is challenging, rewarding, and diverse. We work with developers and communities on proposed energy facilities, with schools and manufacturers looking to save energy and money, and with other agencies and stakeholders on meeting the challenges of climate change. Oregon is one of the most energy-efficient states in the country, routinely landing near the top of annual national rankings. ODOE is committed to helping Oregon remain an energy leader, and that starts with hiring engaged team members ready to deliver for all Oregonians. WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING You will ensure the agency follows sound accounting principles and methods. You will support the agency's debt management functions and loan program accounting functions. This position also participates in bond management activities, and the development and implementation of proper accounting structures and internal controls. This position is eligible for hybrid remote work. The successful candidate will work at the central workplace located at 550 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon on an as-needed basis. Particularly during the first six months, the successful candidate may need to work at the central worksite on a more frequent basis. For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position, please review the position description by visiting: Oregon.jobs.org. WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU You will be a member of a diverse finance and operations team built on collaboration and support. You will be an integral part in ensuring that we fulfill our vision to lead Oregon to a safe, equitable, clean, and sustainable energy future. We offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 11 paid holidays a year. This is a full-time, classified service position that is not represented by a union. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR The candidate must possess a CPA certificate and four additional years of professional accounting experience.* OR Six years of professional accounting experience*; and either: 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. Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees) OR 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting. Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees); and two years doing independent research and analysis which included making recommendations that resolved issues 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. *Two years of the experience must be at the Accountant 3 level, which includes: a) designing and modifying accounting systems that require frequent changes in requirements to meet specific business objectives; b) consulting with program managers or external organizations; and c) assuring the proper functioning and accountability of fiscal operations. 15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level accounting credit hours may substitute for one year of the professional 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. Credits must be from an accredited college or university and a photocopy of your transcripts must be submitted with your application form. List the CPA certificate number in the License/Registration/Certificate section of the application. The most successful candidate will also have the following skills, experience, and background: Experience with loan processing and associated laws, rules, regulations, and policies. Skill reviewing accounting transactions to ensure conformance with law and generally accepted accounting principles. Experience advising management regarding the implications of financial information and improving business practices. Skill in applying audit standards, detecting errors, and implementing sound accounting systems and policies. Strong reconciliation, research, and problem-solving skills. Extensive knowledge of internal fiscal control requirements. Preference may be given to those with the following experience: Knowledge of governmental or fund accounting including sources of funds, segregation and display of expenditures and revenues, and budgetary accounting. HOW TO APPLY Go to Oregon Job Opportunities, find the position, and complete the online application A resume and cover letter are required for this job posting. Please attach both documents to the "My Experience" section under Resume/CV in the application. Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, you may call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. Answer all the supplemental questions. GET NOTICED Help your application rise to the top! Don't forget to showcase your amazing skills and experience in your application package that make you the best candidate for the position. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position and attach all necessary documents will be eligible for an interview. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.). Employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check. The Oregon Department of Energy 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. QUESTIONS/NEED HELP? If you have questions about the recruitment and selection process, or need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Kate Steele at the Oregon Department of Energy. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNICITY, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY AND IS COMMITTED TO WORKPLACE DIVERSITY. Employment Type: Full Time Salary: $62,784 - $96,468 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Oregon Department of Energy, Salem , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Salem, Oregon

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