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Cost Accountant (Accountant 2) - 2 Openings

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/17/2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has two full-time opportunities for a Cost Accountant (Accountant 2). These positions will be located in Portland, Oregon. Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality.

The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land. The Financial Services Section provides agency-wide accounting, accounts payable, audit coordination, contract and agreement compliance, cost recovery project accounting, payroll support, financial reporting services, assistance in preparing the agency biennial budget, monitoring of the budget, emergency board requests, and fiscal analysis of legislation and other proposals.

What you will do!
The Cost Accountant is primarily responsible for project accounting, including project account-set-up and administration; account reconciliations; accounting operations support, including invoicing operations; cost accounting and allocations; and the financial close process (month-end/year-end). You will also be responsible for preparing financial reports, performing account analysis, supporting budget teams, and participating in finance project implementations.

What’s in it for you!
The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land. We offer medical, dental, and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Learn more to see whether you qualify at PSLF Program. If you are passionate about Oregon's environment, apply today!

This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.

What are we looking for?

CPA certificate, OR 5 years of professional accounting experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
Knowledge of federal and state grants and other sources with specific provisions to allowable and unallowable costs.
Knowledge in personnel service cost rules, and statutory and agency policies relating to payroll.
Experience working with complex grants and multiple fund types.
Understanding of Oregon Accounting Manual (OAM), as well as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Demonstrated experience analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances to ensure the legality of financial transactions.
Experience using the Oregon Financial Management Application (SFMA), and experience in governmental accounting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management and organization skills, and customer service skills.
Ability to work in a deadline driven environment and quickly switch between tasks throughout the day.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please apply here and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.
Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter. You must submit these at the beginning of the application process when it asks for a resume. You may attach more than 1 item in this section.
**Please be sure to check both your e-mail and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.**

Veterans Information:
DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here: For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those once you’ve submitted your application via a pop-up with a veterans’ preference questionnaire; this will appear after you complete the public records request questionnaire.

Questions/Need Help?
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Maddy Ouye, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 229-5107.

DEQ strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. DEQ fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation, and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.

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