Accounts Receivable (Accountant 2)

State of Oregon - Salem, OR3.9

Do you have strong Accounts Receivable experience? Do you enjoy working on teams? If so, we have the job for you.

The Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) Mission is – To serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.

There is one (1) permanent, full-time position open with the Oregon Department of Forestry located with the Finance Program in Salem. For specific questions regarding this position, please contact Connie Dominguez, Deputy Finance Director, at (503) 945-7233.

Duties & Responsibilities
What will you do: You may serve in a leadership role within the Revenue team by assuring that the work of the Revenue unit conforms to standards and procedures regarding revenue and accounts receivables. This includes approving revenue transactions, helping in preparation of the Departments year-end closing instructions, making sure transactions and processes are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Oregon Accounting Manual (OAM) and agency policy. You will act as the Accounts Receivable Accountant, manage collections of past due accounts, and manage cash and credit card acceptance transactions.

For a complete list of duties and working conditions for this opportunity, please click here. (Download PDF reader)

The Department's highest priority work is a forest fire emergency, this position may be utilized during those emergencies to provide assistance in a variety of ways. That assistance may be directly aiding the emergency effort in the field or at the Salem headquarters. It also may be in providing backup to fill in for another position that is being used in direct aid to the emergency, or it may be in performing an essential function in some capacity either within this Program or elsewhere in Salem or in the field.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

A CPA certificate;


Two years of professional accounting experience applying basic accounting theory and principles to examine, account for, reconcile, analyze, and interpret standard accounting data and records, AND EITHER:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting; OR

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 years doing independent research and analysis which 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 years of accounting experience:
a) classifying, analyzing, and reconciling complex financial data and records;
b) designing, recommending, and installing modifications of accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records;
c) preparing audited financial statements and reports;
d) analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances to ensure the legality of financial transactions; AND
e) analyzing and interpreting complex accounts and account relationships resulting in accounting entries; OR

15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level accounting credit hours may substitute for one 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.

Please Note:
List the CPA certificate number in the Certificate and License section of the application.

REQUESTED SKILLS (Desired Attributes):
Preference may be given to individuals who demonstrate the desired attributes of this announcement.

Thorough knowledge of GAAP as it applies to revenue recognition and the accounts receivables process.
Knowledgeable in Government Accounting Standards and Practices.
Familiar with R*Stars Accounting Software and BRIO reporting.
Familiar with the OAM and rules governing Accounts Receivables.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to make sound decisions.
Additional Information

Click on the "Apply" button above and complete the online application.
Answer all the supplemental questions.
If you require an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may call ODF Human Resources at 503-945-7306.


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This announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for this position and may be used to fill future vacancies.
The employee in this position will be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement.

This position requires the operation of a State vehicle for the purpose of conducting official State business. An Oregon driving record check will be conducted on the top applicants to ensure a valid license and acceptable driving record. If your license is from outside Oregon, you must submit at least a three year court/DMV printout at the time of interview. An unacceptable driving record includes:

Conviction of a major traffic offense within the previous 24 months which includes reckless driving, driving under the influence, failing to perform the duties of a driver, criminal driving while suspended or revoked, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, felony hit and run, etc.;
Felony revocation of driving privileges or felony or misdemeanor license suspension within the previous 24 months;
More than 3 moving traffic violations in the previous 12 months;
A careless driving conviction in the previous 12 months;
A Class A moving traffic violation in the previous 12 months.

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

The Oregon Department of Forestry does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete U.S. Department of Homeland Security form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

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.