Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. seeks an experienced Fund Accountant to become a crucial part of its Fiscal Team.

The successful candidate will have a background in accounting; possessing strong organizational skills, and critical thinking skills. This person will be working closely with the Fiscal Director, preparing monthly reports for a multitude of programs, monitoring fund accuracy, and maintaining procurement and vehicle files. This work will require a superior level in general computer skills and interpersonal skills.

Salary range for this position is $3,509 – $5,105 per month, depending on experience and qualifications, with a very competitive benefit package included.

Position Duties Include:

  • Maintains complete, concise, accurate and timely accounting records.
  • Completes journal entries and bank reconciliations.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reports for staff and/or grantors.
  • Maintains all procurement and vehicle files.
  • Scans and organizes electronic files.
  • Runs data integrity checks.
  • Assists in audit preparation.

Must pass pre-employment drug test and criminal history background check.  A valid Oregon Driver’s License is required.

An application and resume are both required, and letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. All applications/resumes must be returned in person or by mail to Community Connection Administration Office, 2802 Adams Ave. La Grande, Oregon 97850, or by e-mail to jobs@ccno.org. All applications/resumes must be complete and received by Community Connection no later than December 1, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Community Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at jobs@ccno.org or you may call us at 1-541-963-3186.

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Assists the Fiscal Director with complex fund accounting transactions. Provides expertise in accounting, and uses this expertise to assist fiscal staff and other agency staff under the direction of the Fiscal Director.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the supervision of the Fiscal Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May supervise fiscal department staff in the absence of, and only under the specific direction of the Fiscal Director.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK

(Any position will not usually involve all the duties listed, and many positions involve duties, which are not listed.)

  1. Maintains complete, concise, accurate, and timely accounting records for the organization in compliance with GAAP, fund and accrual accounting procedures, and federal regulations.
  2. Assists in the maintenance of the chart of accounts.
  3. Utilizes budgeting software to compare Board approved county budgets to actual revenues and expenses incurred; generates monthly reports for County Managers and program managers, answers basic budget questions and offers meaningful feedback.
  4. Completes journal entries and bank reconciliations at the discretion of the Fiscal Director.
  5. Prepares monthly and/or quarterly reports for fiscal staff, program managers, County Managers, and other staff as needed.
  6. Prepares financial reports, and requests for funds from grantors.
  7. Responsible for maintaining all procurement records and all vehicle files.
  8. Tracks funding and prepares reports for all housing grants.
  9. Runs data integrity checks and monitors funds for accuracy.
  10. Tracks receipt and use of gift cards.
  11. Assists with preparation for the annual independent audit; assists fiscal staff and auditors during the audit process.
  12. Assists with filing, scanning, VISA card check-out/check-in and other routine activities in the fiscal department.
  13. May act as a backup for the indirect process, in the Fiscal Director’s absence.
  14. Cross-train on accounts payable and accounts receivable processes.
  15. Occasional travel throughout northeast Oregon and across the state for meetings and trainings.
  16. Other duties as assigned by the Fiscal Director.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of fund accounting; complex software systems; office equipment; principles of accounting, budgeting, and reporting; and laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to non-profit organizations and government grants.

Ability to implement and maintain proper procedures to provide a fiscally-sound operation; examine and verify financial documents; make independent decisions when warranted; seek out new methods and processes and be willing to implement them into existing practices; and to analyze the external environment and recommend any necessary changes.  Must maintain positive, professional relationships with other employees, clients, visitors, fiscal staff, board members, government representatives, and the general public.

Must possess good leadership and technical skills; skills to empower teams, identify and troubleshoot system issues with a team and have collaborative decision-making skills.  Must have good verbal and written communication skills.  Must maintain punctual and regular work attendance.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & TRAINING

Bachelor’s degree (B.S or B.A), preferably in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. Three years of accounting experience, preferably in fund accounting. Thorough knowledge of budget administration and the principles of fund accounting. Any comparable combination of education and experience may be satisfactory.

Must pass pre-employment drug test and criminal history background check.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Position predominantly requires sitting but will also include the following: standing, walking, bending, lifting, carrying, and kneeling.

Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. to move file boxes or office equipment, as needed.

Noise environment is that of a quiet office. Frequent telephone use and in-office appointments may change this atmosphere.