Accountant

$28.24 - $37.85 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Southwest Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • Nov 04, 2021
Full time Accounting

Job Description

The Position

Are you looking to grow your career and expand your accounting knowledge? 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 Accountant position! Beaverton is seeking an accountant with exceptional detail-oriented balancing and reconciling skills. Upcoming retirements also present the possibility for growth for the high performer that holds a CPA and has governmental accounting experience.  
 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 complex accounting, auditing and reconciling assignments, will be responsible for grant drawdowns, and be assigned to support and back-up the payroll function. The position will be responsible for daily cash and bank reconciling, ensuring adequate cash flow for the city’s weekly accounts payable and bi-weekly payroll. This position will be responsible for payment acceptance methods including monitoring merchant contracts for credit card acceptance and processing.  Additionally, position will assist with financial transactions of property management; as well as preparing various monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and statements, and evaluating internal control procedures and practices.

Staff currently rotate between working remotely and working in the office.
 
This is a non-exempt, Management-3 position. There is one vacancy. 


**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 Applications will continually be reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by end of day November 17 for best consideration. This posting may close without notice.  

The Ideal Candidate Is:  

  • Self-motivated, organized and values professionalism. 
  • Experienced in the practices, principles and laws and regulations governing 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. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field with a concentration in accounting
  • Two years of professional accounting experience, preferably in a government setting
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

The City of Beaverton is committed to supporting a culture of accountability, equity and inclusion for all, especially marginalized groups. We pledge to continue the ongoing, difficult and essential work needed to address institutional racism and historical inequities in all forms. 


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.   

Candidates bilingual in English and one of the City of Beaverton’s priority languages (Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, or Japanese) are encouraged to apply.