Accountant / Senior Accountant 1.0 FTE (4 positions)

Portland Public Schools - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)


Under general supervision, perform a variety of professional, complex and responsible accounting and fiscal analyses; apply generally accepted accounting principles and practices in maintaining fiscal controls and records, preparing transactions and initiating reports; analyze accounting data, procedures, controls, services, and similar activities; prepare a variety of analyses, recommendations, financial transaction statements, and related reports.


  • Utilize generally accepted accounting principles to ensure compliance with GASB reporting requirements; maintain ledgers of accounts; prepares periodic trial balances, and reconciles them to the General Ledger or control accounts; summarize and prepare financial records and statements for internal, external and public reporting.
  • Analyze, measure and report on revenues and costs of providing services, intake and outflow of general and specially funded program resources; maintain records of District financial assets and liabilities.
  • Examine appropriation transfer, encumbrance and expenditure documents for compatibility with fund and appropriation restrictions and for availability of funds; follow established policies and procedures in applying expenditure controls over appropriations.
  • Analyze and measure flow of financial resources at the fund-based reporting level; participate in the development of revenues and expenditures, change in funds balance, change in available resources and related statements and reports.
  • Prepare a variety of scheduled, regular, periodic and ad hoc accounting statements, reports, distributions and balances; reconcile a variety of accounts and vendor statements; report on various accounts financial position, operating results and other pertinent information.


** A recommended candidate will be considered as an Accountant/Analyst or Sr. Accountant/Analyst based on their previous relevant work experience, knowledge, and education level. **

  • Accountant/Analyst: Pay Grade 25, $63,607 - $75,951 per year
  • Sr. Accountant/Analyst: Pay Grade 33, $77,500 - $92,538 per year

The Non-Represented Confidential Professional Management and Employees Salary Schedule for 260 day employees can be found here:

For more details, the complete Classification Specification can be viewed here:


Education, Training and Experience:

  • The Accountant requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and four (4) years of accounting experience in a full-service public agency.
  • The Senior Accountant requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, or related field and four (4) years of experience monitoring, analyzing and auditing multiple departments, highly complex accounts in a full-service public agency or two (2) years of experience as an Accountant/Analyst with Portland Public Schools.
  • A Master’s degree or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or similar certification may substitute for two years of the required experience for both the Senior and Accountant levels.
  • Any other combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the candidate is likely to possess the skill, knowledge, ability and trait characteristics essential for this classification may be considered.


  • Individual with experience in managing restricted funds or grants.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or similar certification and experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment are highly desirable.
  • Ability to perform general-to-highly complex accounting, auditing and analyses of a variety of financial accounts, analyze accounting processes and identify practices and procedures that require correction or modification, and develop financial spreadsheets and databases and use accounting, audit and analytical software.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices for federal reporting entities, governmental audit requirements, governmental Accounting Standards Board standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting, and state, federal and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to K-12 public school financial management.


Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.

Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer.

For more information please visit our Benefits site at:

This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.


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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $63,607.00 to $75,951.00 /year


  • accounting: 4 years


  • Bachelor's


  • Portland, OR 97227