Senior Accountant (Housing & Community Development)

$37 - $46 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time Accounting Housing

Job Description

Senior Accountant (Housing & Community Development)

Job ID: 106734

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every Monday. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time.


Annual Pay Range: $76,070.68 - $96,312.56

Hourly Pay Range: $36.572443 - $46.304116

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle. Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

We offer and attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions, including:

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

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

Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• ORSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan

• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.


Clackamas County's Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) seeks an experienced accounting professional to join our Housing & Community Development (HCD) Division as a Senior Accountant.

This position performs challenging and highly visible professional accounting assignments. This includes accounting, budgeting, grants management, and fiscal reporting for more than $60 million in funding across HCD. The incumbent will independently perform accounting and related financial analyses covered by relevant laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, including those for local, state, and federal funding. The Senior Accountant will also serve as a technical finance expert for the division.

H3S promotes and assists individuals, families, and communities to be safe, healthy, and thrive. The Housing and Community Development Division manages housing and homeless services programs consisting of system support and coordination, outreach and engagement, shelter services, housing placement and retention, supportive housing, and Housing Authority programs, including public housing. It also supports community development and weatherization programs.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible advanced level accounting/auditing experience in a professional setting. Any combination of relevant education and/or training in a relevant discipline that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills, may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required years of experience.

• Proficiency in key concepts related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and commitment to leading with these values

• Experience with governmental accounting and budgeting procedures and operations

• Experience ensuring compliance with contracts and/or grant requirements

• Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

• Effective communication skills

• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Possession of a certification such as an Oregon Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Grants Management certifications

• Demonstrated knowledge of OMB's Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, Single Audit, State grant regulations, as demonstrated through professional work experience

• Experience of accounting in a governmental setting

• Knowledge of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and State of Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) program funding and grant reporting requirements

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited:

• Independently prepares, monitors, and maintains a complex, multiple funding stream budget. Prepares payment vouchers and encumbrance forms for payment from various vendors. This includes reviewing account codes to ensure payment is from the appropriate funding sources and is accounted for correctly. Verify that expenses are allowable based on relevant funding source, including state and federal funds.

• Carries out grant accounting. Analyzes data from contracts and grants for budgeting purposes. Analyzes, monitors, reconciles, researches, and balances each individual program for compliance and allowability and corrects any coding discrepancies, as necessary, based on revenue and expenditures. Prepares journal entries to charge allocated cost and indirects throughout the programs. Independently prepares multiple, complex journal entries to spread payroll based on workforce time tracking information. Verify employees are coding time correctly and time tracking system.

• Prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports for management review. Prepares and maintains complex spreadsheets to track special funding. Recommends various strategies to expend contracts. Forecasts expenditures to make sure they are within spending limits. Prepares financial reports for local, state, and federal funders, including Metro Supportive Housing Services funds and funds from OHCS and HUD.

• Provides projections and forecasting of grant revenues and expenditures to determine budget amounts. Independently enters budget information into the county's budgeting system and monitors budgets for compliance with Oregon Budget law. Prepares supplemental budget adjustments after reviewing revenue adjustments throughout the year.


Thorough knowledge of: the principles and practices of accounting and auditing; governmental accounting and budgeting procedures and operations; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB statements); techniques used to locate errors in accounting records; computerized accounting systems and how they aid in compiling, maintaining and using accounting information; general laws and rules regulating and influencing County fiscal operations; data processing as it relates to accounting records and applications; general office practices and procedures; application and use of standard office equipment.

Skill to: Use accounting-related software and financial reporting systems; design, generate and reconcile accounting reports, statements, projections and schedules; interpret and apply accounting and fiscal-related laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare and maintain accurate reports, spreadsheets and fiscal records; apply and adapt established accounting principles and procedures to a variety of County fiscal applications; apply mathematical and statistical analysis to data from various sources, draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; communicate professionally, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, customers and the general public.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.






The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement and affordable housing projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) and Community Development Division.

Community Development manages housing and community improvement projects funded with federal funds that the County receives primarily through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Fund sources include the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Continuum of Care funds.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:



If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).





Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


James Callahan, Recruiter

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