Senior Accountant

Prineville, OR

Department:     Finance

Reports To:       Accounting Manager

Classification:   Non-Exempt

Grade/Step:      124/ 1-6

Salary:              $28.19 - $31.72

All applications must be received through the link provided above


The Senior Accountant independently applies specialized knowledge of accounting systems and controls that pertain to all aspects of governmental accounting.  This position helps to develop department's accounting controls and systems, and provides many other duties pertaining to reconciling accounts, recording necessary journal entries, month-end reporting, and financial systems. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload.  This position will possess extensive subject matter expertise of governmental accounting principles, technical knowledge associated with the principles of general ledger accounting and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Keeps current with trends and developments related to essential job competencies.
  • Supports staff as needed and will cross train on other accounting functions as needed.  Will serve as the primary payroll backup. 
  • Reviews and analyzes the transactions processed by others for accuracy, proper account coding and classification.  Reviews such items as fixed asset balances, cash receipts, accounts payable and payroll.
  • Reconciles cash accounts, balance sheet accounts, and reviews revenue and expense accounts.
  • Provides internal auditing for all funds and departments; makes adjustments and correcting entries as requested in a timely manner under the direction of the Finance Director or Accounting Manager. 
  • Ability to create complex Excel spreadsheets for financial and accounting analysis.
  • Participates in the annual budgeting process, preparing supporting schedules, balancing inter-fund activity and maintaining the audit trail.
  • Works as a point of contact for the annual audit, providing financial data to the independent auditors in producing the annual financial statements.
  • Ethical conduct as defined in the County employee handbook
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to form and build good working relationships with staff, co-workers, supervisor, and the general public.
  • Financial management subject matter knowledge
  • Ability to process payroll accurately and timely
  • Intermediate excel skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical ability
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of emotional intelligence and self-management ability
  • Ability to efficiently learn and effectively utilize various software programs. Serve as liaison with software provider.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related business field and three years of accounting experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.
  • Oregon Budget law training

Preferred Education, Experience and Certification

Supervisory Responsibility


Work Environment

This is largely a sedentary role; however some filing, lifting and carrying may be required. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, twist, and bend.               

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a non-exempt position; days and hours of work are to take place Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as required.       


Occasional travel is possible.

All applications must be received through the link provided above