Accountant Analyst/Sr. Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Portland Public Schools
Location of position: 
Portland, OR
$65,039 – $94,621
Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Job Description: 

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.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for providing primary accounting function and all grant monitoring administration, compliance, grant accounting and financial reports of grants from application through final closing.

Duties Include: • Work collaboratively with District program staff in relation to grant programs, compliance and accounting issues along with providing fiscal support. • Effectively communicate complex financial issues to employees, administrators, auditors, donors and granting agencies. • Perform the accounting and financial service functions for programs funded by grants or special revenue sources. • Plan, organize and coordinate the accounting and financial reporting for assigned grant portfolio. • Prepare financial projections and budgets, actual vs. budget reporting, reviewing/monitoring of individual grants and transactions for compliance with private, local, state and federal funding requirements. • Prepare billings, draws, journal entries and financial grant reporting including preparation of reports for granting authorities. • Review and approve contracts, expenditures and journal entries for assigned grant portfolio, ensuring grant compliance and allowability. • Work on preparation of proposed, approved and adopted budgets for grant and special revenue funds including work on budget proposals with program staff for grant applications. • Compile year-end reports, work papers and analysis necessary for the District’s external auditors to complete the annual audit. • Maintain an up-to date knowledge of federal, state, local and other funding source compliance, regulations, and laws.

CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY: * 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, $65,039 – $77,660 • Sr. Accountant/Analyst: Pay Grade 33, $79,243 – $94,621

2018-2019 Non Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees salary schedule – 260 Day Employees – FLSA Exempt

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training and Experience: • The Accountant requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and three (3) 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 five (5) 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Individual with experience in managing restricted funds or grants, non-profit, governmental or school district experience.

BENEFITS INFORMATION 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

Location: BESC (501 N. Dixon St., Portland, OR 97227) Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

POSTING TIMELINE: 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.

HOW TO APPLY: [for external sites only] All Portland Public Schools (PPS) require an application submitted through the PPS website. • Visit the PPS careers website: • Search for and apply to Job ID # 18766 • Complete and submit the application