Do you enjoy thinking about financial forecasting, financial analysis, performing detailed and complex reconciliations, and providing management with financial reports for decision-making and quality assurance? We do too, here at the Department of County Human Services, Business Services Division.
As the Finance Specialist Senior you will perform a variety of grant accounting, auditing and fiscal management tasks including advanced financial analysis, forecasting trends, performing detailed and complex reconciliations and providing management with financial reports for decision-making and quality assurance.
Primary responsibilities include:
Perform a variety of grant accounting, auditing and fiscal management tasks
Assist with the development of the department budget
Create documents for proposed/adopted budget
Assist with ongoing budget preparation
Complete year-end close process
Respond to internal and external financial audits and fiscal reviews
Assist the Finance Supervisor in procedure implementation and process documentation
Perform complex professional accounting, budgeting, auditing, and grants management for grants and agencies assigned to this position
Examine the adequacy of the internal routines and control for the Department
Maintain internal control documentation as required by Central Finance
Coordinate with program and grantor to develop annual revenue and expenditure forecasts for each grant
A successful candidate will demonstrate:
Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment
Ability to collaborate and build relationships to achieve positive work outcomes
Comfort with change
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. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
Bachelor's degree in from an accredited college or university with major coursework in finance, economics, statistics, accounting or a related field
Five (5) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, three years of which must be specifically related to budgeting
Must pass the following required tests: Excel and Business writing test
*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.
Internal Number: R-4298
About Multnomah County - Department of County Human Services
The DCHS North Star: In Multnomah County, every person – at every stage in life – has equitable opportunities to thrive.
Human services provide support for well-being throughout life. We all benefit when everyone can reach their potential and can fully contribute to Multnomah County.
When people and communities lack a solid foundation of social relationships, resources, and opportunities, it becomes hard to weather life’s storms. A recession or ailing parent, for instance, can be catastrophic.
In childhood, DCHS supports people by promoting positive parenting and play, pushing for high-quality education for all children, and making sure children have enough to eat in the summer months.
In adulthood, DCHS can support a young adult with a disability who wants to live in their own home but is unsure how to pay the rent, we can help someone stay in affordable homes for the long haul, and we provide safety and support for a survivor of domestic or sexual violence.
DCHS supports seniors by doing things like helping older veterans navigate the public programs they’ve earned as part of their service, setting up a class at a senior center to keep people healthy, and protecting older or disabled people who are potentially being abused.