Grant Accountant

  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
  • Salem, OR
  • Dec 06, 2021
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Title: Grant Accountant

Job Number: REQ-82255

Salary: $3,768 – $5,758 per month

Deadline: 12/27/2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time



Do you have experience in Government Accounting? Do you use your accounting skills to reconcile complex sets of data?


If this sounds like you, come join our leadership team as Grant Accountant and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!


This position falls under the classification of Accountant 2.


Our Mission

OPRD’s mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.


Our Operating Principles

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) believes Operating Principles are core values that, if mutually accepted and supported by all employees, will create a connected, respectful, and trusting work environment. Our Operating Principles are: Accountability, Commitment, Empathy, Empowerment, Fun, Integrity, Respect, & Well-being.



What you will do:

As a Grant Accountant, you will monitor and reconcile federal revenue and expenditures by fund/fund detail; provide accounting and monitoring for the agency’s five major grant programs, (Recreational Vehicle, Recreational Trails, Land & Water, Local Government, All Terrain Vehicle Grants); Prepare reports of lodging revenues and prepare distributions to the Department of Revenue and local governments for lodging tax; and serve as a liaison with Treasury for PCI compliance and 3rd Party Agreements.



Minimum Qualifications:

(a) A CPA certificate.

(b) Two (2) years of professional accounting experience applying basic accounting theory and principles to examine, account for, reconcile, analyze, and interpret standard accounting data and records; AND a Bachelor's degree in Accounting; or
any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 30 quarter (20 semester) credit hours in accounting.


(c) One (1) years of professional accounting experience applying basic accounting theory and principles to examine, account for, reconcile, analyze, and interpret standard accounting data and records; AND 15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level accounting credit hours may substitute for one year of the professional accounting experience.


(d) 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 (2) 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.


The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.



What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):

  • Ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills to inform independent judgement, initiative, and decision-making.
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting principles and practices, including services and billing procedures.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to research, analyze and reconcile complex sets of data using digital tools and programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with multiple stakeholders. Ability to communicate at the professional level with attention to grammar and spelling, as well as the ability to present to large diverse audiences.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and priorities at the same time.
  • Experience with processes, policies and procedures, and internal controls within an accounting unit.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Grant Accountant experience.
  • Previous governmental accounting experience
  • Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.



What's in it for you:

This is a fantastic opportunity to support millions of visitors connecting with the best state park system in America. You will work with a team of supportive, talented and highly motivated professionals. And, you’ll receive a fantastic benefits packaging including:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
  • Paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).








$3,768 – $5,758 per month

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