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General Ledger Accountant (BA43)

  • ... Corvallis, Oregon, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 109107.65 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

General Ledger Accountant (BA43)   

JOB TITLE:

General Ledger Accountant (BA43)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Corvallis Oregon United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Job Summary


Are you interested in making Benton County a better place for all its citizens? Do you enjoy diverse and dynamic work? Are you a person who loves to work with a variety of people? If so, then please consider joining the Financial Services Department at Benton County.
Youll get the opportunity to work with a committed and driven team working together to provide the backbone to the County organization.

Job Summary

The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for creating and maintaining accurate and compliant financial documents; auditing and reconciling the general ledger, specifically the balance sheet; and development of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) process, providing oversight of the process and generation of the ACFR.
The Financial Services Department is developing a culture of innovation and process improvement thinking and enables its staff to develop their own ideas and be problem solvers.


Click here (Download PDF reader) for a complete list of the duties, responsibilities and physical requirements of this position.

First review of applications will be March 15, 2024.
Applications submitted after this date may or may not be considered.
Please note that this recruitment may close at any time after the first review date.

Your Total Compensation/Benefits
(Note: Salary placement will be based on your level of directly related experience and education consistent with Oregon's pay equity law.
)
  • Generous time off to maintain a healthy work-life balance!
    • 10 Paid Holidays + 64 Personal Leave Hours + 2 Floating Holidays + 8 hours of vacation accrual every month + sick leave! Vacation accrual increases with years of service.
  • $0 Health Insurance Premium!
    • Medical, Dental and Vision - cover your eligible family members without additional premium.
    • In addition, the County contributes up to $1,400 per year to your Health Savings or Health Reimbursement account!
      • Apart from your deductible, you can use this money for things that arent traditionally paid by insurance i.
        e.
        Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other preventative type medications.
      • You never lose your Health Savings Account funds as it rolls over from year to year.
    • Dependents up to age 26 are covered!
  • Get ready for retirement.
    Generous employer paid contributions!
    • After 6 months of employment:
      • The County makes a retirement contribution of 6% of your salary towards Oregon PERS!
      • The County makes a deferred compensation 457b plan contribution of 3% of your salary! You can add more if you wish.
  • A free and award-winning wellness program
    • Interactive and personalized approach focused on your whole health.
    • Onsite and virtual seminars, wellness challenges and fun activities.
    • Monetary incentives and cool prizes to engage everyone and meet your individual needs!
  • 100% employer-paid coverage for AD&D ($100,000), Life ($10,000), and Long Term Disability coverage.
    • Supplemental plans are available at reasonable rates.
  • Annual salary range of:
    • $80,012.
      61 - $109,107.
      65
    • This position is eligible for up to two salary raises within your first year.
      Increases may be given at the end of the 6 month probationary period, depending on starting salary and at the 1 year anniversary, as long as your performance is in good standing! Increases are given until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
      • For most employees who take advantage of health benefits the salary only makes up 60% of their total compensation.
        The County invests in you and your family!
  • Have benefits questions?
    • Reach out to us anytime: recruiting@bentoncountyor.
      gov
We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members.
The strength of our organization lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at Benton County.

Minimum Qualifications
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  • Bachelors degree in accounting, or a related specialization AND
  • 3 years' experience in general ledger accounting or similar.
  • A cover letter is required to be considered for this recruitment.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Please note candidates must have at least 6 months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent.


The Ideal Candidate
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills to identify and correct financial discrepancies
  • Technical accounting skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills to share accounting information when needed
  • Technical skills and experience using accounting software
  • Understanding of accounting standards and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to work on a team and independently
  • Strong organizational skills
Please ensure you have provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying.
Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment.
For further information, please click on the link:
Oregon Pay Equity Law

Questions regarding this position can be directed to:
Debbie Sessions, Deputy Director of Finance
Benton County Finance & Budget Department
Telephone: (541) 766-6771
debbie.
sessions@co.
benton.
or.
us

Working & Living in Benton County
Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and 40 miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural activities.
Combined with outdoor recreation galore in the Cascade Range 80 miles to the east and the Coastal Range and Pacific Ocean 50 miles west, the countys 90,000 residents like to say they have it all.

Working in Benton County

Living in Benton County

How to Apply
  • To apply for this position, click on the \"Apply\" button to fill out all information in the online application and complete the questionnaire.
    Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.
  • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date, or the first review date will be considered.
  • Answer all supplemental questions.
After you Apply
  • You will get an email stating your application has been submitted.
    Log in to your NeoGov account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or notifications, and make sure to complete these tasks before the job announcement closes.
    These can be found under the My Applications section.
  • Be sure to check both your email and NeoGov account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Additional information
  • This is a FLSA exempt position.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
  • This recruitment may be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates for future vacancies.
  • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference.
    For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources.
    NOTE: If claiming veterans preference please be sure to attach your DD214 or Disability letter from the VA.
  • Benton County does not offer VISA sponsorships.
    Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
    Benton County will review these documents to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
  • If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling 541-766-6081.
Helpful links and contact information
Learn more about Benton County
Understanding the County Application Process
Job Interest Cards webpage

For more information you may contact us by e-mail at recruiting@bentoncountyor.
gov or by phone at 541-766-6081.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

109107.65 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709653859-687e8b372c54064a266e314a42979902

LOCATION:

Oregon United States

CITY:

Corvallis

Job Origin:

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Full job description

Job Summary


Are you interested in making Benton County a better place for all its citizens? Do you enjoy diverse and dynamic work? Are you a person who loves to work with a variety of people? If so, then please consider joining the Financial Services Department at Benton County. Youll get the opportunity to work with a committed and driven team working together to provide the backbone to the County organization.

Job Summary

The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for creating and maintaining accurate and compliant financial documents; auditing and reconciling the general ledger, specifically the balance sheet; and development of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) process, providing oversight of the process and generation of the ACFR. The Financial Services Department is developing a culture of innovation and process improvement thinking and enables its staff to develop their own ideas and be problem solvers.

Click here (Download PDF reader) for a complete list of the duties, responsibilities and physical requirements of this position.
First review of applications will be March 15, 2024.
Applications submitted after this date may or may not be considered. Please note that this recruitment may close at any time after the first review date.

Your Total Compensation/Benefits
(Note: Salary placement will be based on your level of directly related experience and education consistent with Oregon's pay equity law.)
  • Generous time off to maintain a healthy work-life balance!
    • 10 Paid Holidays + 64 Personal Leave Hours + 2 Floating Holidays + 8 hours of vacation accrual every month + sick leave! Vacation accrual increases with years of service.
  • $0 Health Insurance Premium!
    • Medical, Dental and Vision - cover your eligible family members without additional premium.
    • In addition, the County contributes up to $1,400 per year to your Health Savings or Health Reimbursement account!
      • Apart from your deductible, you can use this money for things that arent traditionally paid by insurance i.e. Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other preventative type medications.
      • You never lose your Health Savings Account funds as it rolls over from year to year.
    • Dependents up to age 26 are covered!
  • Get ready for retirement. Generous employer paid contributions!
    • After 6 months of employment:
      • The County makes a retirement contribution of 6% of your salary towards Oregon PERS!
      • The County makes a deferred compensation 457b plan contribution of 3% of your salary! You can add more if you wish.
  • A free and award-winning wellness program
    • Interactive and personalized approach focused on your whole health.
    • Onsite and virtual seminars, wellness challenges and fun activities.
    • Monetary incentives and cool prizes to engage everyone and meet your individual needs!
  • 100% employer-paid coverage for AD&D ($100,000), Life ($10,000), and Long Term Disability coverage.
    • Supplemental plans are available at reasonable rates.
  • Annual salary range of:
    • $80,012.61 - $109,107.65
    • This position is eligible for up to two salary raises within your first year. Increases may be given at the end of the 6 month probationary period, depending on starting salary and at the 1 year anniversary, as long as your performance is in good standing! Increases are given until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
      • For most employees who take advantage of health benefits the salary only makes up 60% of their total compensation. The County invests in you and your family!
  • Have benefits questions?
    • Reach out to us anytime: recruiting@bentoncountyor.gov
We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members. The strength of our organization lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at Benton County.

Minimum Qualifications
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  • Bachelors degree in accounting, or a related specialization AND
  • 3 years' experience in general ledger accounting or similar.
  • A cover letter is required to be considered for this recruitment.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Please note candidates must have at least 6 months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent.

The Ideal Candidate
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills to identify and correct financial discrepancies
  • Technical accounting skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills to share accounting information when needed
  • Technical skills and experience using accounting software
  • Understanding of accounting standards and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to work on a team and independently
  • Strong organizational skills
Please ensure you have provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please click on the link: Oregon Pay Equity Law

Questions regarding this position can be directed to:
Debbie Sessions, Deputy Director of Finance
Benton County Finance & Budget Department
Telephone: (541) 766-6771
debbie.sessions@co.benton.or.us

Working & Living in Benton County
Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and 40 miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural activities. Combined with outdoor recreation galore in the Cascade Range 80 miles to the east and the Coastal Range and Pacific Ocean 50 miles west, the countys 90,000 residents like to say they have it all.
Working in Benton County

Living in Benton County

How to Apply
  • To apply for this position, click on the \"Apply\" button to fill out all information in the online application and complete the questionnaire. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.
  • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date, or the first review date will be considered.
  • Answer all supplemental questions.
After you Apply
  • You will get an email stating your application has been submitted. Log in to your NeoGov account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or notifications, and make sure to complete these tasks before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the My Applications section.
  • Be sure to check both your email and NeoGov account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Additional information
  • This is a FLSA exempt position.
  • This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
  • This recruitment may be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates for future vacancies.
  • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans preference please be sure to attach your DD214 or Disability letter from the VA.
  • Benton County does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Benton County will review these documents to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
  • If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling 541-766-6081.
Helpful links and contact information
Learn more about Benton County
Understanding the County Application Process
Job Interest Cards webpage

For more information you may contact us by e-mail at recruiting@bentoncountyor.gov or by phone at 541-766-6081.

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