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Accountant 1
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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Accountant 1
Internal Job Number: P01571CT


This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant 1 position for Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU).

Business Affairs is a unit within the Controller's Office at Oregon State University (OSU) and is responsible for the proper receipt, expenditure, accounting and financial reporting of funds in accordance with Federal, State, and OSU laws and regulations, as well as the requirements of the various other public and private sources of University funds. Business Affairs has several sub-units: Payroll; Student Finance; the Cashier's Office; the Business Operations IT unit; and the University ID Center. The Cashier's Office is the central unit responsible for collection of over $225M in tuition and fees annually, and receipting and depositing of revenue in excess of $735M annually from all sources.

The purpose of this position is to provide accounting support for the Cashier's Office activities and processes which impact over 35,000 current and former students, and interfaces with campus departments and community customers. This is one of two accounting positions responsible for the Cashier's Office compliance with all accounting and legal requirements, ensuring internal controls are in place and followed. Duties and responsibilities include the following: Prepare master deposit spreadsheet of all cashiering sessions, and daily bank deposit; Reconcile daily direct-to-bank deposits by a variety of sources including OSU departments and federal funding agencies; Maintain timely and accurate records of student refund checks distributed, returned and voided; Manage process to post student payments received electronically via web payment gateway; Complete journal vouchers to deposit incoming ACH/EFTs; Assist cashiers with deposit issues and balancing at end of day; Assist with training in accounting procedures and internal controls when necessary; Provide customer service to students and parents for transactions and inquiries; Recommend improvement in procedures and assist in testing and implementation.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Bachelor's degree with CPA or PA certificate;

OR Bachelor's degree with 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of college-level Accounting, OR 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of Accounting courses and three years of Accounting experience*

*Accounting experience must include at least 3 of the following:
Preparing transactions to be recorded in records of original entry;
Preparing journal entries, posting from journals to general ledger, or preparing original general ledger entries;
Summarizing data from a ledger to a trial balance;
Closing accounts at the end of an accounting period;
Applying PC spreadsheet, database, and word processing software; Processing data using a computer.

Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools.

Requirements :

Bank account and G/L account reconciliation experience.

Demonstrable proficiency in Excel.

Experience reconciling accounting transactions between systems.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Proficient in Excel, MS Word, Outlook, MS Access; or equivalent.

Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

Excellent organization skills.

Experience with large computerized accounting and financial systems.

Ability to work on more than one task at a time without compromising accuracy.

Ability to communicate financial information effectively in oral and written form to co-workers, students, parents, and auditors.

Experience handling and reconciling large amounts of cash, checks, and other cash items.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.


Typically 40 hours per week, M-F, 8am - 5pm. Busy office environment. Extended periods sitting at a workstation in the Cashiers area which is a secured, limited access area in the Business Affairs office. Periodic heavy workload, especially at the beginning and end of each term, and during fiscal year-end closing. In-person and phone contact with customers and staff requiring information about Cashier's Office procedures, policies, and accounting details. Must be able to move bags of counted coin up to 25 lb.

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