The Springfield Finance Department is seeking a Senior Accountant who will perform a range of professional accounting activities, financial reporting, and technical support duties related to developing and maintaining complex financial records for funds, projects, grants, or other accounting entities. This position interacts with other City departments, helping to manage budgets and grants. The Senior Accountant has responsibility for numerous funds from budget preparation through financial statement presentation. The position handles the accounting functions for grant reporting and the separate audit of federal expenditures.
An ideal candidate would be dependable, able to work independently, and make accounting judgements related to the treatment of transactions. Curiosity is a plus for this position, as it involves analysis and computer solutions.
The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. Such a way to meet minimum qualifications could include:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, and;
- 5 or more years performing complex and advanced accounting and financial functions including 3 or more years of financial statement preparation
Preferences may be given based on prior experience:
- Prior Oregon budget law experience
- Prior grant or governmental experience
Selection and Interview Process:
Top candidates will be invited to interview and will be emailed directly with additional information. Tentatively, interviews will be the first week of January 2024.
As a part of our selection process, it will be necessary for candidates to provide the names and email addresses of up to five professional references (including two managers) that can provide information on work performance. To avoid any delay in the process, we ask candidates to start gathering reference information now (name, email address, contact info and time period you worked together). Additional information regarding reference checking will be emailed to candidates at a later date through the SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360 system.
The selection process will include: reference checks and criminal background check.
All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference in Public Employment Law.
Please do not indicate ‘See Resume’ in the ‘Work Experience’ part of the application. The information you provide in the application ‘Work Experience’ and ‘Job Duties’ will be used to determine if you will proceed to the next phase in the selection process. Information related to education and experience must be verifiable on your application to be given credit.
NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The City of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.