Accounting Technician - Accounts Payable

Accounting Technician - Accounts Payable
City of Newport Finance Department
 Newport, Oregon
Job Description

The City of Newport is seeking a team-oriented, dedicated, experienced professional to fill the position of Accounting Technician - Accounts Payable. This position will perform a variety of accounting and clerical tasks primarily related to accounts payable, transient tax, and General Ledger. Provide back-up reception services for the Finance Department front desk.



Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: a high school equivalency plus some college courses, AND 3 years related experience.

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of current office practices and procedures, basic accounting practices, and general customer service procedures. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and such applicable software applications as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Mathematical principles. Business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials. Methods and techniques of proper phone etiquette. Customer service and public relations methods and techniques. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

SKILLS: Skill in the use of personal computers, various related software programs, including Microsoft Office 2013 (Excel and Word), and standard office equipment. Strong time management, analytical, organization, and prioritization skills. Customer service orientation and skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with managers, supervisors, employees, and the public. Strong oral and written communications skills with a variety of audiences. Competence in business English, spelling, and punctuation. Strong reasoning, math, analysis, and problem-solving skills, combined with excellent judgment and professionalism.

ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with city management, employees, Council members, other entities, and the public. Ability to maintain efficient and effective systems and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals and groups. Maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures. Effectively function in an intense work environment with numerous interruptions and conflicting demands. Ability to honor the confidentiality required of this position. Ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines that are occurring simultaneously. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.


Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility, including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to 5 pounds, and occasionally lift or move materials up to 25 pounds. The position requires the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Manual dexterity and coordination are required more than 50% of the work period to operate such equipment as computers, keyboards, telephones, and standard office equipment.


Work location is primarily indoors where work occurs under usual office working conditions.


Applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at

Only complete applications will be considered. Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application. Please do not fax, mail, or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.

The City of Newport is an EEO and veteran's preference employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal or local law.

The City of Newport follows Oregon law regarding Veterans' Preference in Public Employment. If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veteran's Preference Form and attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215. If you are a disabled veteran, you must also include a copy of your Veteran's Administration benefit summary/award letter with your application.

All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check, reference checking, and in the case of safety-sensitive positions, drug, and alcohol testing.