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Accountant I



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Position Information
Department Community Relatns/Admin (LCB)
Classification Title Accountant 1
Job Title Accountant I
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Bend
Benefits Eligible Full-Time, benefits eligible
Remote or Hybrid option?
Employment Category Regular
Job Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Accountant position for Oregon State University – Cascades (OSU-C).
This position will be located in Bend, Oregon.

The Accountant I is responsible for providing accounting support to the Business Office, including accounts receivable and cashiering, accounts payable, accounting report preparation and grant accounting and support. This person contributes to the success of the organization by demonstrating sound judgment, anticipatory skills, confidentiality, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to succeed in a highly challenging and fast-paced environment.

OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon, is a branch campus of Oregon State University. The campus currently enrolls more than 1,300 students in bachelor’s and graduate degree programs. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 students and is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational and research environment.
Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


Top 1.4% university in the world
More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
217k+ alumni worldwide
For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
Retirement savings paid by the university.
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Key Responsibilities
45% Business Office Accounting and Support
  • Internal invoicing and journal vouchers for internal charges – catering, conferences
  • External invoicing for conferences, etc.
  • Dining cash bag preparation assistance
  • Vault audit assistance
  • Back-up for daily deposit preparation
  • Back-up cashiering
  • Check stock and gift card inventory
  • Student account adjustments
  • Atrium entries o Meal plan adjustments o Bend Beavs Bucks o Conference Meal Cards
  • Invoice and journal voucher entry
  • Process MAT/COUN school district stipends
  • Assist with creating course fees and internal/external fees and auditing
50% Grant Accounting and Support
  • Pre-award support including:
    • Cayuse entry and training o budget development
  • Post-award support including:
    • transaction monitoring o expense cost transfers o prepare labor distributions
    • create budget, expense and forecast reports for PIs
5% Other Duties as Assigned
What We Require

Bachelor’s degree with CPA or PA certificate;

Bachelor’s degree with 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of college-level Accounting;

30 quarter (20 semester) hours of Accounting courses and three years of Accounting experience*

*Accounting experience must include at least 3 of the following:
Preparing transactions to be recorded in records of original entry;
Preparing journal entries, posting from journals to general ledger, or preparing original general ledger entries;
Summarizing data from a ledger to a trial balance;
Closing accounts at the end of an accounting period;
Applying PC spreadsheet, database, and word processing software; Processing data using a computer.

Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools.

What You Will Need
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with MS Office applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • Experience multi-tasking in a team environment
  • Experience with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Demonstrated experience communicating & working with individuals from various cultures and backgrounds in order to promote and enhance diversity
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
On-site, Monday through Friday during typical work hours
Pay Method Hourly
Pay Period 16th - 15th of the following month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Min Salary $22.99
Max Salary $35.08
Link to Position Description
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P04870CT
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 07/22/2024
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 06/24/2024
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 07/15/2024
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for this position.

Equivalent required experience is based on full-time equivalent (40 hours per week).

PLEASE NOTE: If you have volunteer experience relevant to this position, please include in the Employment History section and note length of time, average number of hours per week and major duties.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

For additional information please contact:
Anthony Parker-Hoang

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our Background Checks website including the for candidates section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at employee.relations@oregonstate.edu.

Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 9MB or less. Transcripts must be received by the closing date. If you have trouble uploading your transcripts, reach out to the contact listed.

Any required license and/or certification may be uploaded as License or Certification 1 (or 2, 3, 4 as needed). The online application system will allow you to attach your license/certification if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. The license and/or certification must be received by the closing date if not uploaded with your application.