State of Oregon Accounting & Payroll Manager (Accountant 4) in Salem, Oregon

Accounting & Payroll Manager (Accountant 4)



Accounting & Payroll Manager (Accountant 4)


$5,283.00 - $7,426.00 Monthly


Salem, OR

Job Type



Public Safety, Standards & Training-Administration

Job Number



7/31/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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is recruiting for an Accounting & Payroll Manager (Accountant 4)

in the Operations Division

The close date on this recruitment has been extended to 7/31/18.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) oversees the development of professional standards and the delivery of quality training for law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, firefighters, telecommunicators, and emergency medical dispatchers. DPSST is also the regulatory agency that enforces employment and training standards for the above listed public safety disciplines and licenses proprietary security managers, security contractors and officers, polygraph examiners, and private investigators.

This position is management service and not represented by a union.

This recruitment is for one, full-time position, located in Salem at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE.

This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants and may be used to fill future openings.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position provides management of agency accounting, payroll, and benefit programs, as well as supervisory oversight of accounting and payroll staff. It has principal accountability with direct program and/or administrative responsibilities over Accounting and Payroll. This position actively participates as a member of the Operations Management Team to plan, develop, and implement strategic goals and objectives to meet the agency's immediate needs and overall mission.

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Working Conditions:

  • May work extended and/or weekend hours, as needed.

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

  • Occasional exertion and lifting of boxes.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills


A current and valid CPA certificate and four additional years of professional accounting experience*;


Six years of professional accounting experience*; and either:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting; or

  • A Bachelor's degree in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting. Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees); or

  • 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting. Credit hours must be upper division from a system of higher education (four-year institution accredited to grant Baccalaureate degrees); and two years doing independent research and analysis which included making recommendations that resolved issues; or

  • 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in any of the following: accounting principles, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, finance, business law, cost accounting, accounting information systems, or auditing; and two years of accounting experience a) classifying, analyzing, and reconciling complex financial data and records; b) designing, recommending, and installing modifications of accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records; c) preparing audited financial statements and reports; d) analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances to ensure the legality of financial transactions; and e) analyzing and interpreting complex accounts and account relationships resulting in accounting entries.

*Two years of the experience must be at the Accountant 3 level, which includes a) designing and modifying accounting systems that require frequent changes in requirements to meet specific business objectives; b) consulting with program managers or external organizations; and c) assuring the proper functioning and accountability of fiscal operations.

15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level accounting credit hours may substitute for one year of the professional accounting experience. Graduate-level courses used to satisfy the educational requirement may not be used to satisfy the experience requirement.

In the "Work History" section on your application you must clearly describe your experience in each of the areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

Credits must be from an accredited college or university.

List the CPA certificate number in the License/Registration/Certificate section of the application.

Requested Skills:

  • Project management principles, processes, and techniques.

  • Team management and coaching techniques, principles and practices.

  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

  • Advanced Excel skills and data query skills.

  • Knowledge of statewide budget policy and budget execution.

  • Knowledge of State Accounting systems.

  • Experience using ORBITS, PICS, PPDB, Hyperion, SFMA, and other State of Oregon financial systems

  • Collaborative working skills with sharing of information and coordination of processes.

  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Excellent customer service skills for both internal and external customers

  • High degree of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Principles, methods, and practices of budgeting and finance

  • Ability to organize and manage financial information

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret complex rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

Preference may be given to applicants with experience working for the State of Oregon.

Additional Information


  • To apply, follow the "Apply" link above to fill out the online application. Only complete applications received by the posted closing date and time will be considered.

  • Attach a cover letter

  • Attach a resume

  • Attach Veterans' Preference documentation, if you are requesting veterans' preference. Veterans' preference information and appropriate documentation is outlined by the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

  • Qualified applicants whose backgrounds most closely match the needs of the position will be invited to interview.


The final candidate for this position will be subject to a complete background investigation, including a fingerprint-based criminal history check.

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Questions and inquiries regarding this recruitment may be directed to:

Staci Stilwell, HR Analyst

If you have computer related difficulties (such as login issues, attaching documents, web browser issues, get an error message during the application process, etc.), please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV for support at THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING IS COMMITTED TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND WORKPLACE DIVERSITY.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.