LOC Job Opening

Senior Accountant

Department: Member & Administrative Services

Location: Salem, Oregon

Salary: $86,208 to $100,119 annually

Deadline Date: 3/31/23

Posted Date: 3/10/23

The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) is the trusted, go-to resource to help Oregon city staff members and elected officials serve their cities well and speak with one voice.  We support Oregon’s cities by connecting city leaders and state legislators, advocating for cities’ needs, sharing vital information, and helping build vibrant, resilient communities that Oregonians are proud to call home.

The LOC currently has an open Senior Accountant position.  The Senior Accountant is fully trained on all the job duties listed below and regularly performs or assists with these job duties as directed by the Executive Director.  Any person meeting the minimum qualifications is strongly encouraged to apply. 

Essential Job Duties include:

  • Balances all general ledger accounts to the various subsystems; assures expenditures are accounted for properly; corrects miscoding and adjusts individual accounts; assures internal controls of subsystems are operating properly; and prepares journal entries, budgetary projections, and forecasts.
  • Ensures reconciliations to the various general ledger accounts are completed on a timely basis so monthly, quarterly, and annual closings may be completed.
  • Assists the Executive Director with: revenue and expenditure forecasts; financial model updates and scenario evaluations; cost allocation plan updates and revisions; annual budget; balancing of funds’ cash, fund balance, revenues, and expenditures.
  • Provides advice and technical assistance regarding the League’s and its affiliates’ budgets; participates in internal reviews on proposed budgets and identifies possible alternatives, generates budget worksheets. Consolidates department budgets into a League-wide budget document. Periodically monitors the budget by reviewing reports and accounting records to determine if allocated funds have been spent as specified; makes appropriate recommendations if deviations appear between approved budget and actual performance.
  • Analyzes reports, recognizes discrepancies, researches discrepancies and reports these to the Executive Director.
  • Compiles and performs both routine and complex data analysis.
  • Oversees entry of payroll, payroll-related taxes and employee benefit payments, including onboarding new employees and maintaining payroll files.
  • Reviews work of and assists the Accounting Specialist.
  • Leads and coordinates the annual financial audits for the League, Foundation, Oregon City County Management Association, and Oregon Municipal Electric Utilities Association.
  • Monitors miscellaneous accounts receivable balances, purchase orders, grants, capital assets, and debts.
  • Assists the Executive Director with special projects as assigned.
  • Serves as primary program manager for the Finance Committee and Budget Committee.
  • Manages commercial banking relationships.
  • Communicates with other League personnel and contacts outside the organization with limited supervision.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with staff, clients, other organizations, and the public.
  • Follows all safety rules and rules for work areas.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in communications, work habits, and attire; commitment to customer service and growth of the organization; a positive attitude; and regular office attendance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position reporting to the Executive Director.  Depending on a person’s qualifications, the starting salary range is anticipated to be between $86,208 to $100,119 annually.

View the full job descriptions, including minimum qualifications, here.

To be considered, applicants must submit:

To be considered, all required application materials must be submitted via email to jpierce@orcities.org no later than 5 p.m. on March 31, 2023.

Email subject: Senior Accountant

Questions may be addressed to Jayme Pierce, General Counsel, at jpierce@orcities.org.

Per Oregon Revised Statutes 408.225-237, the LOC grants a preference in hiring to veterans and disabled veterans as defined by state law.  If you are eligible and wish to claim Veterans' preference points, you must include supporting documents along with the LOC’s veterans preference claim form no later than 5 p.m. on March 31, 2023.

Assuming qualified applications are received, LOC intends to conduct its first round of interviews on April 4 and 5.  A final round of interviews, if necessary, will be conducted on April 10.