Senior Fiscal Analyst (ODOT18-0277OC)

State of Oregon - Salem, OR (30+ days ago)3.9


ODOT18-0277OC – Salem
Accountant 4 – Senior Fiscal Analyst

Oregon Department of Transportation
Central Services Division
Financial Services Branch – Financial Policy and Compliance Unit

The role of the senior fiscal analyst is to:
Coordinate with the preparation of the agency's annual financial report (AFR)
Ad hoc reporting development and management
Coordinate the receipt of city and county annual reporting requirements
In this position, the successful candidate will perform independent financial analysis and interpretation to provide guidance, instruction, and direction to divisions and field offices on complex accounting principles and regulations.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details
If you are hired, you will become part of the state's management team.
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at an Accountant 4 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an Accountant 3 ($4568 - $6416) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an Accountant 4. Under-fill training will not exceed three (3) years.
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Duties & Responsibilities
Prepare agency-wide accounting, financial reporting, and fiscal management policies and procedures.
Participate with the Secretary of State auditors for the completion of ODOT's annual audit(s).
Review and correct complex financial information.
Advise personnel regarding classification and recording of year-end transactions.
Analyze and resolve complex audit issues.
Provide guidance to city and county accounting staff on complex accounting and reporting issues.
Coordinate the withholding of monthly State Highway Fund Apportionments with staff.
Coordinate with program staff the development of accounting and reporting requirements for value pricing and tolling options.
Provide professional assistance and consultation to ODOT divisions and local city and county financial staff.
Lead systems development and improvement projects.
Coordinate with systems developers and assist programmers with understanding functional requirements and needs.
Authorize updates and changes to financial systems.

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Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications
A CPA certificate AND
Four (4) additional years of professional accounting experience*

OR
Six (6) years of professional accounting experience* AND either:
A bachelor's degree in accounting

OR
A bachelor's degree in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting.

Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant baccalaureate degrees).

OR
30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting.

Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant baccalaureate degrees) and
Two (2) years doing independent research and analysis that included making recommendations that resolved issues.

OR
30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in any of the following:
accounting principles
intermediate accounting
advanced accounting
finance
business law
cost accounting
accounting information systems or
auditing AND
Two (2) years of accounting experience
classifying, analyzing, and reconciling complex financial data and records
designing, recommending, and installing modifications of accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records
preparing audited financial statements and reports
analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances to ensure the legality of financial transactions and
analyzing and interpreting complex accounts and account relationships resulting in accounting entries.
  • Two (2) years of the experience must be at the accountant 3 level, which includes:
designing and modifying accounting systems that require frequent changes in requirements to meet specific business objectives;
consulting with program managers or external organizations and
assuring the proper functioning and accountability of fiscal operations.
15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level accounting credit hours may substitute for one (1) year of the professional accounting experience. Graduate-level courses used to satisfy the educational requirement may not be used to satisfy the experience requirement.

Underfill Qualifications
A CPA certificate AND
Two (2) additional years of professional accounting experience*

OR
Four (4) years of professional accounting experience* AND either:
A bachelor's degree in accounting

OR
A bachelor's degree in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting.

Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant baccalaureate degrees).

OR
30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting.

Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant baccalaureate degrees) and
Two (2) years doing independent research and analysis that included making recommendations that resolved issues.

OR
30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in any of the following:
accounting principles
intermediate accounting
advanced accounting
finance
business law
cost accounting
accounting information systems or
auditing AND
Two (2) years of accounting experience
classifying, analyzing, and reconciling complex financial data and records
designing, recommending, and installing modifications of accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records
preparing audited financial statements and reports
analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances to ensure the legality of financial transactions and
analyzing and interpreting complex accounts and account relationships resulting in accounting entries.
  • Two (2) years of the experience must be at the accountant 2 level, which includes:
setting up ledgers, account codes and controls and
modifying accounting systems.
15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level accounting credit hours may substitute for one (1) year of the professional accounting experience. Graduate-level courses used to satisfy the educational requirement may not be used to satisfy the experience requirement.

In the "Work History" section on your application you must clearly describe your experience in each of the areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

Credits must be from an accredited college or university.

Special Qualifications

Employee will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business; you must possess and maintain a current, valid driver license and acceptable driving record.

Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria

In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure you have clearly demonstrated the attributes you do have in your application materials. We may grade your application on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Experience working independently and being self-motivated.
Strong customer service skills.
Proficiency in and technical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Relational Statewide Accounting and Reporting System (R*STARS).

Additional Information
Instructions

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.
Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any 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.
Attach your transcripts, if you are using your education to meet qualifications.
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates, including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran's Points

We will give eligible veterans who meet the qualifications, veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Work Authorization

ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions
For questions about the job announcement or application process, call 503-378-8139 or email odotrecruitmentjb@odot.state.or.us.
For technical help accessing your account, call 1-855-524-5627 (support hours are M-F, 6am-5pm PT) or email support@governmentjobs.com.
Oregon Department of Transportation
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12
355 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97301-3871
Fax 1-503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
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Core benefitsMedical, vision and dental insurance Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members $5,000 in employee basic life insuranceRetirement benefits
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits
Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year Ten paid holidays a yearThe state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits
Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents Long-term and short-term disability Accidental Death and Dismemberment Long-term care (self and eligible family members) Flexible spending accounts Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.
The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.