Job Details

Accounting Manager (Principal Executive/Manager-E)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 12/21/2018

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a full-time opportunity for an Accounting Manager (Principal Executive/Manager-E) located within the Financial Services section. This position will be based out of Headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency's mission to protect and improve Oregon's environment.

Financial Services Section
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, assists 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 selected candidate will manage all aspects of accounting for revenues, payments, and expenditures as well as applying advanced accounting theories to ensure that all accounting transactions are made and recorded in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and related federal grant financial requirements. The successful candidate will supervise technical and clerical accounting staff and implements internal controls to insure the accuracy and integrity of all financial information. The candidate will coordinate with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Statewide Accounting and Reporting Services (SARS), and Statewide Financial Management Services (SFMS) and assist in the preparation of Department financial statements and other requested financial reports.

What's in it for you?
The opportunity to collaborate and resolve complex, environmental issues while promoting environmental awareness. We offer medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. If you have strong organizational, personnel management, and planning skills with a desire to make a difference for all Oregonians, apply today!

This is a full-time, management services-supervisory non-represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill more than one and future vacancies.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed primarily in a office setting that requires heavy computer use. Frequent work under tight deadlines; daily and monthly which must be met as well as fiscal year-end deadlines. Extended hours during fiscal year-end reporting period. Occasional in-state travel.

Duties & Responsibilities
Duties include but are not limited to

Prioritizes, directs and manages all aspects of the Agency's accounting function relative to revenues, payments and expenditures.
Determines the most effective utilization of staff and resources to carry out agency's priorities, goals and objectives.
Develops accounting systems, processes and procedures to ensure that all accounting transactions are made in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards, Oregon Accounting Manual, and related Federal grant financial requirements.
Recommends policies and changes to policies to meet Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards, Oregon Accounting Manual, and related Federal grant financial requirements.
Responsible for fiscal year end and biennial year end closing.
Oversees agency Accounts Receivable function.
Staff Planning, Performance and Supervision
Manages the recruitment of staff by interviewing, reference checking, and making hiring decisions in accordance with agency policy, goals and programs such as affirmative action, injured worker, and employment laws
Incorporates affirmative action and diversity strategies into all hiring, retention, training, and management decisions in order to increase cultural awareness and diversity within the Division
Plans, assigns and approves work, including developing, implementing and updating position descriptions and work agreements for directly reporting managers and staff
Conducts and documents performance management discussions with directly reporting staff; recommends appropriate personnel actions
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications :

Three years of accounting management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
development of program rules and policies
development of long- and short-range goals and plans
program evaluation and
budget preparation
Two years of accounting management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
development of program rules and policies
development of long- and short-range goals and plans
program evaluation and
budget preparation
AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
Three years of professional experience as an accountant program/project leader,
assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., accountants, accounting technicians, fiscal analysts, budget analysts, etc.)
project responsibility for developing goals and objectives
project evaluation and
monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

Requested Skills (Desired Attributes):
State of Oregon accounting experience.
Knowledge of a specialized financial area or the integration of financial management systems within an organization.
Knowledge of financial applications of data processing and business law.
Knowledge of internal fiscal control requirements.
Knowledge of governmental or fund accounting and fund sources.
Skill interpreting and preparing financial statements.
Experience interpreting and implementing Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements.
Skill applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate.
Experience supervising professional and technical accounting staff.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively under pressure.
Familiarity with the Statewide Financial Management Application (SFMA).
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook, Word, and Hyperion Queries
Additional Information
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM, however, we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please follow these steps:

Complete the application in full. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application.
You must attach a cover letter of not more than one page, describing how your experience, education, and skills qualify you for the position, how you meet the requested skills of this position, and why you are interested in this position. Failure to attach your cover letter will result in your application being removed from consideration. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to review attachments that we do not ask for.
The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
Complete the supplemental questions. Answers to the supplemental questions must be substantiated with the experience you listed in the work experience section of the application. (Please note that your responses may also be evaluated for grammar, spelling, and punctuation).
To receive credit for higher education coursework, transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted prior to interview (if selected). Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.

Veterans Information:
If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points, AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. For more information on veterans' preference points, visit our Veterans Resource page. To receive veterans' preference points, please submit the following required documentation prior to your first interview (if selected):
A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

Pay Equity:
As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. Please visit for more information.

Work Authorization:
The Oregon DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three (3) days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Need Help?
If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to e-mail Jamaal Gulledge at .TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

Consider Joining Us!
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment.

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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