Accountant

Department of Revenue

Salem, Oregon

Date Posted September 14, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Job details

Salary
$4,441 - $6,794 a month
Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

Initial Posting Date:

09/13/2021

Application Deadline:

09/27/2021

Agency:

Department of Revenue

Salary Range:

4,441.00 - 6,794.00

Position Type:

Employee

Position Title:

Accountant 3 (Accountant 2 Underfill)

Job Description:

***Current Internal State of Oregon Employees please use your Workday account – go to Career – Internal – Find jobs to apply!

***All others – To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" link above to fill out the online application and submit by the posted closing date and time.

The Department of Revenue is recruiting for multiple Accountant 3 (Accountant 2 underfill) positions. We are looking for a motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our Accounting Team on the Financial Services Division. These positions are headquartered in our Salem office, however, the successful candidate may be eligible for remote and teleworking opportunities including work from home.

These are full-time , permanent, SEIU represented position. This recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies as they occur.

What's In It For You

  • Permanent, full-time employment in Salem, Oregon, centrally located in-between the Oregon Coast and Portland.
  • Work/life balance, vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays a year, and personal days off.
  • Full medical, vision, and dental .
  • Pension and retirement programs.
  • Advancement opportunity within DOR and other State agencies.
  • Opportunity to expand your technical and professional skills.
  • Work with others who are passionate about public service.
  • Make a difference in the lives of Oregonians.

What You Will Be Doing

Below is a sampling of job duties. It is not meant to encompass all duties.

  • Reconcile monthly Revenue Suspense Cash account with State Treasury statement
  • Advise program managers and external users relating to GenTax and SFMS reporting
  • Analyze processes to ensure integrity of data reported in internal financial statements
  • Participate as a member of the department’s Statewide Financial Reporting (SFR) team
  • Act as a resource to Accounting Technicians to ensure all distributions are made timely and correctly
  • Actively participate in meetings dealing with the planning and design of functions within new systems

For a complete position description contact Gino Villanueva at gino.villanueva@dor.oregon.gov .

Why Join Us

Mission: Together, we collect the revenue that Oregon counts on.

We are committed to bringing in the correct amount of revenue that Oregon counts on, whether through tax programs we administer, supporting our partners’ revenue collection efforts, or collecting on debts owed the state of Oregon. Together, all of our efforts—every employee and every job at Revenue—supports bringing in billions of dollars Oregon counts on every biennium.

Vision: To create a clear and easy experience for our customers.

A customer is anyone who receives revenue, products, or services from us. Our customers include taxpayers, community-based organizations, people who owe a debt to the state, tax professionals, partners, local governments, state agencies, Oregonians, and the state of Oregon. We envision a clear and easy experience for all our customers, from an individual making a payment, to a state agency counting on the revenue we collect.

Values:

We work to earn the trust of taxpayers.

Every taxpayer and every taxpayer interaction are essential. We earn trust by focusing on taxpayers’ experience with us. We provide excellent customer service and efficient processes. We are honest and transparent about our work and what people can expect from us. We ask for feedback. We consider how our decisions impact our customers. We think about how each of us can positively impact our customers in all our roles at Revenue.

We seek dignity and inclusion for all.

All people are worthy of being valued and respected. Not all people, or all communities, are starting from the same place due to historical and current systems of oppression. Different individual’s or group’s needs can require different levels of support to achieve fairness in outcomes. Inclusion is a state of belonging when persons of different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are valued, integrated, and welcomed equitably as decision-makers, collaborators, and colleagues. Ultimately, inclusion is the environment that organizations create to allow these differences to thrive. At Revenue, we strive to appreciate and prioritize different backgrounds, identities, and experiences collectively and individually. These differences are strengths that maximize our ability to be effective.

We do the right thing.

Doing the right thing means doing what is ethical rather than what is easiest or most practical. We act with integrity, make decisions, conduct tasks, and take actions in the best interest of Oregon and our customers.

We build partnerships.

We ask for input from, listen to, and collaborate with our partners. Nobody succeeds in a silo. We learn from the people around us and remember and recognize the people involved in our successes.

We rise to the occasion.

We meet change, challenges, and unexpected situations head-on and adapt to do what is necessary to succeed in our mission. We have a “can-do” attitude, we are accountable, and we can be counted on. We also have the courage to say “no” if something does not align with our mission, vision, and values.

Working Conditions

This position works in a typical office environment. The person in this position must be willing and able to carry file folders weighing up to 20 lbs for short distances and is subject to frequent exposure to noise from personal computer printers. Must be able to work on personal computer for 80 percent of day. Overtime may be required to meet deadlines.

This Is What You Need To Qualify

Full Classification: Accountant 3 ($4,441 – $6,794 per month)
a CPA certificate and two additional years of professional accounting experience*; OR

four years of professional accounting experience*; and one of the following:

  • 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 doing all of the following:

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 equivalent to the Accountant 2 level, which includes a) setting up ledgers, account codes and controls; and b) modifying accounting systems.

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.

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.

Underfill Option: Accountant 2 ($3,676 – $5,618 per month)
a CPA certificate; OR

two years of professional accounting experience applying basic accounting theory and principles to examine, account for, reconcile, analyze, and interpret standard accounting data and records, and one of the following:

  • 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 doing all of the following:

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 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.

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 State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here .

The ideal candidate will possess the following desired skills and attributes:

  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, decision making skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Self-motivated and able to meet numerous deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Have the ability to analyze processes and functions, communicate the requirements to the technical staff, and act as liaison between end users and technical staff
  • Be able to collect, organize, and evaluate statistical information
  • Have the ability to translate ideas into workable plans
  • Ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules and regulations,

How to Apply

  • Click on the "Apply" link above to complete your online application and submit by the posted closing date and time.
  • The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all the minimum qualifications and desired skills and attributes listed above.
  • Complete the supplemental questions.
  • Attach your current resume and transcripts.
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Additional Information

  • 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 following link for additional information on Veterans’ Preference .
  • Criminal Records Check - Employment in any position with the Department of Revenue for all current and prospective employees is contingent on passing a criminal background and fingerprinting check. Circumstances of any criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine eligibility for the position under recruitment.
  • To work for the Department of Revenue you must comply with all income tax laws. This means that the department will check to see if you have filed Oregon income tax returns and made arrangements to pay any outstanding liabilities before offering you a position.
  • Work Authorization - The Oregon Department of Revenue 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. The Department of Revenue is an E-Verify employer. If you are the successful candidate, you must present your I-9 acceptable documents (see page 3) for employment verification.
  • Are you living out of state and looking to relocate to Oregon ? Learn more about life in Salem or Portland .

If you have a disability or otherwise require an application in an alternate format in order to complete the process, you may contact us at:

Oregon Department of Revenue

955 Center St. NE

Human Resources Rm. 135

Salem, OR 97301

Phone (503) 945-8547

Fax (503) 947-2047

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The Oregon Department of Revenue is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity