Job Details

Finance Specialist 2

Multnomah County, Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/19/2020

The Opportunity:

Pay Range: $29.23-$35.87; $61,032.24- $74,896.56 This represented position is eligible for overtime. This recruitment may be used to fill other regular, limited duration, or temporary positions.


The Joint Office of Homeless Services was established in 2016 to oversee the delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County. The office represents a shared commitment between Multnomah County and the City of Portland to ending homelessness and more effectively addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The Joint Office of Homeless Services partners with A Home for Everyone to develop and implement strategies to eliminate homelessness. To learn more about our community-wide effort to address homelessness, please go to A Home for Everyone.

As the Finance Specialist 2 with the Joint Office of Homeless Service you would perform a variety of duties including but not limited to the following:

Prepare detailed financial & payroll reports using Workday and other software to track and analyze program revenue and expenses.

Oversee and manage multiple grant and revenue contracts, including performing grant draws, reporting, and balancing.

Research and troubleshoot fiscal processing issues and make recommendations for improvement.

Reconcile and balance various accounts and preserving the data integrity of the County's financial transactions and accounting system.

Provide review and analyze revenue and accounts payable processes for accuracy and compliance with all applicable laws, policies and procedures.

Support the strategies to achieve equity in both access and outcomes of housing and homeless services in the community.

To Qualify

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or a related field.

Three (3) years of progressively responsible accounting or fiscal management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

Governmental accounting and reporting, nonprofit or grant accounting

Experience performing fiscal monitoring, including evaluation of internal controls

Workday (or other ERP) enterprise system experience

Experience researching and applying federal and state regulations

Proficient in spreadsheet software

Screening and Evaluation

The Application Packet:

A completed online application.

A resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.

A cover letter that expands on your resume, addresses why you are interested in and the best qualified applicant for this position.

Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.

Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.

Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough criminal records check and reference check.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.



Tyesha Robertson

+1 (503) 9889033 x89033

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