Senior Accountant

$6,102 - $8,178 monthly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Millikan Way Beaverton, OR
  • Aug 27, 2021
Full time Accounting

Job Description

The Position

Are you looking for a dynamic and caring work environment where both your skills and your character are highly valued? Do you want to apply your accounting skills and knowledge to ensuring the local community is better because of your efforts? Apply to the City of Beaverton’s Senior Accountant position! Beaverton is seeking an experienced accountant with supervisory experience. Governmental accounting experience and knowledge of GASB standards are a plus!  

The Department:  The Finance Department is a community of individuals dedicated to their profession and easily engage with one another.  Accuracy, timeliness and professionalism are valued traits, along with friendliness and a willingness to foster connection.
The Position: This position will perform a variety of advanced accounting, auditing and budgeting assignments, and supervise the city’s accounting personnel. The position will be responsible for daily cash oversight, monthly bank and investment portfolio reconciliations, interest allocations across all city funds, payment acceptance methods including merchant contacts, assisting with financial transactions of property management, preparing various monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and statements, and evaluating internal control procedures and practices. 
This is an exempt, Management-2 position. There is one vacancy. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely may be an option, but onsite work will be required. 

**A cover letter and resume is required with your job application submission.**Please note: Grammar and writing skills will be evaluated during the application screening process. Only required or requested documents are guaranteed to be considered.

Open Until Filled; First Review of Applications: Wednesday, September 8, 2021


  • Self-motivated, organized and values professionalism. 
  • An effective leader with experience managing multiple programs and staff. 
  • A superb communicator verbally, visually, and in writing. 
  • Experienced in the practices, principles and laws and regulations governing budgeting and municipal finance. 
  • Well versed in electronic/digital accounting systems and procedures. 
  • Knowledgeable of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) statements affecting local governments. 


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field 
  • Five years of professional accounting experience, preferably in a government setting
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position will be considered. 
  • Ability to pass reference checks, a degree verification check and satisfy the requirements of a background check.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.

It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.