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Posting Number: 2017-24
Job Title: INTERNAL ONLY- Accountant
Closing date: 07/24/2017
Closing time: 10:00 AM
 Grade C41 (Contributing Level), Exempt. This is SEIU represented position. 
Job Class: Management Analyst
Job Hours: Typically 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8am-5pm. May work occasional evenings and weekends depending on operational needs.
Salary: $22.71- $25.95, (steps 1-4 on a 9 step scale), depending on qualifications and Grade.
 Full benefits, including PERS.


Position Overview:
This position is the GL Accountant, and is responsible for the integrity of the data in the general ledger in whole.

Summary of Essential Duties:
•  Compiling and assisting in the completion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) as prescribed by the GASB standards and GFOA requirements
•  Assisting in the annual audit
•  Managing funds which requires adjusting entries through multiple basis’s of accounting and financial statements
•  Fund balancing, and budget review, supplemental budgets as they relate to those funds.
•  Troubleshooting data issues
•  Account reconciliations

Please see attached Job Addendum for additional information about this position.

*Additional testing may be required for top candidates.

Education/ Experience:
Bachelors Degree in accounting, economics, business or a related field; and sufficient experience as necessitated by the competency level of the position:
•  0-2 years of accounting experience to include general ledger work, adjusting journal entries, and audit reconciliations (Contributing level: Grade C41)

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•  Financial statement preparation
•  Governmental fund accounting
•  Generally accepted accounting principles and practices;
•  Automated accounting applications
•  Accepted auditing principles and practices;
•  Oregon budget law
•  Principles used to design and implement accounting systems or procedures for new activities
•  Interpreting and applying federal and state laws and regulations and City code ordinances and policies 
•  Performing highly complex accounting work in an accurate and timely manner
•  Preparing and delivering presentations to boards, commissions and the City Council
How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.
Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.
Additional Information and Forms:
• Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form
NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Click here to download a job application in PDF format
Click here to download a job description in PDF format
Click here to download a supplemental questionnaire in PDF format

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