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Accountant 2 (Accountant)
SALEM OR 97309
Category: Other
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

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Accountant 2 (Accountant)
Accountant 2 (Accountant)



Accountant 2 (Accountant)


$41,172.00 - $59,952.00 Annually


Salem, OR

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Human Services-Shared Services

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6/19/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Office of Financial Services


The Oregon Department of Human Services/Office of Financial Services is seeking an experienced and professional Accountant 2 to join our team,

As a member of the Office of Financial Services, the largest and most complex financial accounting organization in the State, you will be uniquely placed to build a strong foundation for career growth in governmental accounting.

What you will be doing?

You will be part of a financial services team that provides accounting services to both the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs, helping to ensure that program goals are met and agency resources are accounted for properly. These positions work with program staff and providers to process contract payments, reconcile accounts and provide accounts receivable support in accordance with government accounting standards.

Why you should apply?

If you have an interest in a career in governmental accounting consider joining our organization. We provide full cycle accounting for both DHS and OHA; agencies whose missions are to ensure safety, health and independence for all Oregonians.

You will join a team of accounting professionals that will help challenge and stretch your skills through deeper understanding of the complexities of accounting with opportunities to advance and continuously expand your horizons.

We offer a commitment to work-life balance with a comprehensive benefit package.

This full-time, permanent position is with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)/Office of Financial Services (OFS) located in Salem (500 Summer Street NE). This position is represented by a union.


+ This is a non-supervisory position in a typical office environment.

+ Normal office hours.


A CPA certificate;


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 EITHER:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting;


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);


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;


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

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.


+ Strong accounting skills.

+ Ability to communicate well with others.

+ Ability and desire to learn new skills, enjoy change, and continually look at ways to improve their work processes.

Only the candidates whose experience most closely match the qualifications and desired attributes of this position will be invited to an interview.


Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Workforce Recruitment Consultant

TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900 and ask the Telecommunications Assistant to connect you to 503-945-5698 (8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday).

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.


The Oregon Department of Human Services is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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