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NPCC Accountant

  • ... Portland, Oregon, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 27.310097 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

NPCC Accountant   

JOB TITLE:

NPCC Accountant

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Portland Oregon United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Details

Proposed Start Date
05/01/2024

Classification Title
Accountant 2

Working Title
NPCC Accountant

Department
310075 - SOG Policy Consensus Center

Position Number
D91109

Representation
OP - SEIU/OPEU Local 503

Position FTE
1.
0

End date, if applicable

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept
Portland State University is Oregons most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of Americas most dynamic cities.
Our mission to let knowledge serve the city reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action in Portland and around the world.
The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.


More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs.
We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.


The National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) offers students and faculty real-world experience that informs both research and teaching.
NPCC is a credible, neutral forum and provides this asset to leaders and their communities seeking to address public issues and opportunities.


The National Policy Consensus Center is working to fully develop a robust spectrum of collaborative governance activities to improve governance and outcomes for communities and their leaders.


The Center houses the following programs:
  • Oregon Solutions-the states program for collaborative implementation.


  • Oregon Consensus-the states program for collaborative public policy development and dispute resolution.

  • Oregons Kitchen Table-an experiment that sets the table for all Oregonians to weigh in on our most urgent public issues.

  • National Program-a national program to test and disseminate new collaborative governance models.

  • Professional Development Program-customized training for professionals, teams and leaders that expand the capacity for collaborative governance within the region.

  • Academic Programs-training in public policy facilitation and internship opportunities for graduate students throughout the Oregon University System.

  • Applied Research and Innovation- Research on collaborative governance projects that inform the work in the field.

For information about the National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC), please visit https://www.
pdx.
edu/policy-consensus-center/

Position Summary
As part of the National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) fiscal team, the NPCC Accountant will devise, implement, and maintain fiscal functions within NPCC and its programs.
NPCC is a highly specialized, non-academic, technical unit.


The NPCC Accountant will employ generally accepted accounting principles and theory of internal control with technical theory, and statistical methods to record, and classify revenue, expenditure, and other business data within NPCC.
This employee will work with a variety of funds and fund types devising, implementing, and maintaining NPCC accounting records/reports with and within the PSU Financial Information System (FIS) by correctly allocating charges to funds by program and project; classifying accounting transactions by type; analyzing complex center and project data to prepare various financial reports; and maintaining accounting controls in accordance with statutory requirements, university policy and general accounting principles and procedures.


The employee will also analyze and interpret departmental financial information with a high degree of accuracy and ensure compliance with accounting standards.

Minimum Qualifications from Classification
  • Bachelors degree with a CPA or PA certificate and three years of accounting experience*, OR

  • Bachelors degree with 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of accounting courses and three years of accounting experience*; OR

  • 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of college-level accounting courses and five years of experience*.

  • Accounting experience must include at least 6 of the following:

  • documenting and resolving problems within an accounting system;

  • classifying revenues and expenditures to funds and accounts;

  • ensuring accounting system conforms with applicable controls;

  • reconciling accounts to general or control ledgers;

  • preparing journal vouchers;

  • applying accounting principles to one or more functional areas; i.
    e.
    , AR, AP, etc.
    ;

  • tracing errors through accounting system;

  • processing data using a computer;

  • communicating technical material orally and in writing;

  • applying computer report information;

  • knowledge of governmental and fund accounting;

  • applying PC spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for this Position
  • Experience with Financial Information Systems within a program based budgeting format.
  • Intermediate experience with MS Excel.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Qualifications with 3+ year of related experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of public higher education issues and administrative procedures and practices, especially within PSU.
  • Grant and Contract pre-post award coordination experience.
  • Ability to develop creative systems and process improvements.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a focus on managing needs of multiple programs, deadlines, and Program Directors, staff and project participants.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, and Google Apps.


Key Cultural Competencies
  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Adheres to all PSU policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Work Days/Hours
Schedule to be determined (Monday to Friday 40 hours per week with a flexible schedule and hybrid work option available after completion of onboarding and training)

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting salary rate for this position will be between $23.
69 and $27.
31 per hour.
The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.


PSUs excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and greatly reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities : https://www.
pdx.
edu/human-resources/benefits-overview


Application Instructions

Additional Information

Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.
)
Please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references.

Background Check Required
Yes

If you have questions
Please email npccdesk@pdx.
edu

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

27.310097 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709657590-81261cad5d40e418c6f59442f0fa6529

LOCATION:

Oregon United States

CITY:

Portland

Job Origin:

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Position Details

Proposed Start Date
05/01/2024

Classification Title
Accountant 2

Working Title
NPCC Accountant

Department
310075 - SOG Policy Consensus Center

Position Number
D91109

Representation
OP - SEIU/OPEU Local 503

Position FTE
1.0

End date, if applicable

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept
Portland State University is Oregons most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of Americas most dynamic cities. Our mission to let knowledge serve the city reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

The National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) offers students and faculty real-world experience that informs both research and teaching. NPCC is a credible, neutral forum and provides this asset to leaders and their communities seeking to address public issues and opportunities.

The National Policy Consensus Center is working to fully develop a robust spectrum of collaborative governance activities to improve governance and outcomes for communities and their leaders.

The Center houses the following programs:
  • Oregon Solutions-the states program for collaborative implementation.


  • Oregon Consensus-the states program for collaborative public policy development and dispute resolution.

  • Oregons Kitchen Table-an experiment that sets the table for all Oregonians to weigh in on our most urgent public issues.

  • National Program-a national program to test and disseminate new collaborative governance models.

  • Professional Development Program-customized training for professionals, teams and leaders that expand the capacity for collaborative governance within the region.

  • Academic Programs-training in public policy facilitation and internship opportunities for graduate students throughout the Oregon University System.

  • Applied Research and Innovation- Research on collaborative governance projects that inform the work in the field.

For information about the National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC), please visit https://www.pdx.edu/policy-consensus-center/

Position Summary
As part of the National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) fiscal team, the NPCC Accountant will devise, implement, and maintain fiscal functions within NPCC and its programs. NPCC is a highly specialized, non-academic, technical unit.

The NPCC Accountant will employ generally accepted accounting principles and theory of internal control with technical theory, and statistical methods to record, and classify revenue, expenditure, and other business data within NPCC. This employee will work with a variety of funds and fund types devising, implementing, and maintaining NPCC accounting records/reports with and within the PSU Financial Information System (FIS) by correctly allocating charges to funds by program and project; classifying accounting transactions by type; analyzing complex center and project data to prepare various financial reports; and maintaining accounting controls in accordance with statutory requirements, university policy and general accounting principles and procedures.

The employee will also analyze and interpret departmental financial information with a high degree of accuracy and ensure compliance with accounting standards.

Minimum Qualifications from Classification
  • Bachelors degree with a CPA or PA certificate and three years of accounting experience*, OR

  • Bachelors degree with 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of accounting courses and three years of accounting experience*; OR

  • 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of college-level accounting courses and five years of experience*.

  • Accounting experience must include at least 6 of the following:

  • documenting and resolving problems within an accounting system;

  • classifying revenues and expenditures to funds and accounts;

  • ensuring accounting system conforms with applicable controls;

  • reconciling accounts to general or control ledgers;

  • preparing journal vouchers;

  • applying accounting principles to one or more functional areas; i.e., AR, AP, etc.;

  • tracing errors through accounting system;

  • processing data using a computer;

  • communicating technical material orally and in writing;

  • applying computer report information;

  • knowledge of governmental and fund accounting;

  • applying PC spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for this Position
  • Experience with Financial Information Systems within a program based budgeting format.
  • Intermediate experience with MS Excel.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Qualifications with 3+ year of related experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of public higher education issues and administrative procedures and practices, especially within PSU.
  • Grant and Contract pre-post award coordination experience.
  • Ability to develop creative systems and process improvements.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a focus on managing needs of multiple programs, deadlines, and Program Directors, staff and project participants.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, and Google Apps.


Key Cultural Competencies
  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Adheres to all PSU policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Work Days/Hours
Schedule to be determined (Monday to Friday 40 hours per week with a flexible schedule and hybrid work option available after completion of onboarding and training)

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting salary rate for this position will be between $23.69 and $27.31 per hour. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.

PSUs excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and greatly reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities : https://www.pdx.edu/human-resources/benefits-overview

Application Instructions

Additional Information

Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)
Please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references.

Background Check Required
Yes

If you have questions
Please email npccdesk@pdx.edu

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