Are you a detailed, highly motivated Senior Finance Specialist that has advanced knowledge and skills in accounting regulations for financial reporting, auditing and reviewing? Do you have excellent written, verbal, technical and analytical skills? Are you quick to learn technology and troubleshoot accounting transactions and provide guidance to others? If so, we would like you to apply without delay.
As the Senior Accountant (Finance Specialist Senior classification) with the Department of County Management General Ledger Unit your roles will include:
Prepare annual financial statements and assist with the annual financial audit.
Monitor monthly and year-end close, internal controls and the integrity of the finance data system.
Provide technical accounting consultation, advice and recommendations.
Analyze and recommend methods for streamlining existing processes in order to create efficiencies and conserve County resources.
Assist with developing, updating and implementing financial policies and procedures.
Assist in developing and delivering training to staff in topics related to accounting, auditing, internal controls, and finance enterprise system.
Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Have strong analytical skills and understanding of accounting principals.
At the Department of County Management the work we do is essential to the operation of Multnomah County as a government, as well as an employer. As a team we are committed to being good stewards of public resources. The General Ledger (GL) unit is responsible for:
The application and adherence to accounting standards and regulations,
The preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Component Unit Financial Reports
Providing assistance and accounting guidance to other County finance personnel,
Monitoring and reconciling general ledger accounts,
Providing timely and accurate and financial allocations and information,
Protecting the integrity of the County's financial accounting system (Workday) by monitoring critical internal controls, and
Safeguarding of assets and the protection of the public trust.
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
A Bachelor's degree with major coursework in accounting, finance or a directly related field.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible financial accounting or auditing.
Experience in the preparation of financial statements.
Experience in technology in finance operations, i.e., Excel, ERP, etc.
Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Working knowledge of internal control systems.
Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
Working knowledge of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.
Experience preparing statements and schedule included in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for government-wide and fund level, including Schedules of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balances – Budget and Actual, Statement of Revenues, Expenditures/Expenses, and Changes in Fund Balances/Net Position, Balance Sheet, Statement of Net Position, Statements of Cash Flows.
Professional certifications in accounting, finance or directly related field
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.
Screening and Evaluation
The Application Packet:
A completed online application.
A resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
A cover letter that expands on your resume, addresses why you are interested in this position and demonstrates how your experience and skill set aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed.
Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, addressing how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualification listed, as these materials will be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.
The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:
Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.
Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal records check and reference check.
This recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, limited duration and on-call positions.
Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime.
Location: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, Oregon 97214
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. There is some flexibility with the start and end times.