Accountant 2 - PERS/Payroll

$63,586 - $82,264 yearly
  • City of Eugene
  • 100 W. 10th Ave., 4th Floor. Eugene, OR 97401
  • Dec 28, 2021
Full time Accounting Benefits Finance

Job Description

General Statement of Duties:

The City of Eugene, Central Services Finance Division is recruiting for a PERS/Payroll Accountant.  

  • Do you see yourself being an integral part of PERS reporting and the payroll function at the City of Eugene?
  • Would you enjoy working on ad hoc financial assignments such as assisting with the City’s annual external audit process where you would record GAAP entries and prepare financial information for the auditors? 
  • Are you interested in working with a team that is high performing, collaborative, and well-respected? 

If these questions describe you, then you might be the right person for this exciting opportunity!


Applications will be reviewed weekly.


The City of Eugene will follow all required COVID vaccinations, exceptions, and guidelines based on the essential functions of the position. 

This position works as a team member of Finance Division and will be the primary staff person to provide all Oregon PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) requirements for the City including sending files each pay period, performing reconciliations, audits, processing IAP voluntary contributions, and evaluating PERS legislation and the impact on payroll processes. This position will also support the payroll team by performing subject salary analysis, assisting with retroactive payments and other payroll processes as needed.  This position may also assist the Financial Reporting team during the audit cycle as necessary.

The PERS/Payroll accountant will be a skilled technician with strong communication skills (oral and written), excellent planning and organizational skills, technical knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the ability to work in a team environment. They will have experience working on complex tasks under tight deadlines and should be able to work independently with minimal guidance from the supervisor. Experience working with PERS processes and payroll functions is desirable but is not required.  Existing staff will provide training on the systems and processes for this job.

Department/Division: Central Services/Finance

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with flexibility per business need 

Work Location:  100 W. 10th Ave., 4th Floor. Eugene, OR 97401

Must reside in the state of Oregon and be able to report onsite for work as needed in Eugene, OR to meet business needs. A hybrid work schedule (home/in office) is available for this position and can be negotiated at hire.