Staff Accountant


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Located in Madras, OR

Salary: Competitive comp & benefits!


We are partnering with a leading Jefferson County employer to add a Staff Accountant to their team! 


Where You Get to Live!

Madras is the gateway to the Central Oregon region.  Surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, Jefferson County is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise!  Check out the sights and sounds of Madras at:

What You Get to Do!

The job of Staff Accountant is done for the purpose/s of maintaining efficient operations of the general ledger accounting system, by collecting and recording financial information and by providing internal and external support for audit and regulatory reporting.  The Staff Accountant assists in the completion of routine forms and reports which are largely financial in orientation and performs related duties as requested.

  • Performs activities involved in the maintenance and control of the general Reviews and/or initiates and posts journal entries; monitors posted financial data; prepares financial analyses and reconciliations; researches and reviews transactions and advises buildings/departments on proper coding.
  • Assists in the closing of the financial books each month through the balancing and reconciliation of accounts.
  • Maintains complete and systematic set of records of all financial transactions.
  • Maintains the fixed asset accounting system and the process for fixed asset acquisition.
  • Assists with internal audit of financial processes and provides/implements recommendation for improvements.
  • Performs bank statement reconciliations, daily cash receipt logs, cash flow projection and ensure revenues is posted to the correct accounts.
  • Provides the primary support, training and oversight for the District’s student body funds.
  • Assists with preparation of financial reports for the Board of Directors, management and government entities.  
  • Participates in the collection and documentation of the annual audit.
  • Provides financial support to administrators, buildings and departments as requested.
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates the centralized accounting and financial reporting for assigned grant portfolio. Including; preparing annual and project budgets, forecasting revenue, estimating any carry-over of funds from one year to the next. 
  • Maintains knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal regulations, state laws and District policies.
  • Coordinates with the key personnel in all levels at the District to provide for proper and timely expenditure of grant funds in compliance with applicable guidelines and budget procedures.
  • Develops positive working relationships with all levels of staff at the District to foster a high level of customer service in working relationships.
  • Communicates effectively with customers at all levels (management, clerical support, regulatory officials, and component district personnel) to clearly ascertain the concerns raised and respond courteously, promptly, and accurately.
  • Evaluates internal controls of systems and works cooperatively to provide recommendations for improvement to create greater compliance, transparency, and/or efficiencies
  • Serves as backup for the Payroll Specialist and Accounts Payable Clerk and assists with issues they may encounter.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting, Business or Finance. Equivalent experience specializing in Accounting may be considered.
  • Minimum of two years of general accounting experience required. Experience in public education preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the audit process strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP, budget laws and regulations.
  • Ability to effectively function independently and within a team environment.
  • Continuously use interpersonal skills; work as part of a team; and provide customer service.
  • Frequently make decisions; use independent judgment and/or independent action; mentor; use discretion; and analyze problems.
  • Ability to apply creativity to problem solving.
  • Occasionally present/teach; negotiate; and train.


To Apply: For confidential consideration, please submit resume to

Express Office: Bend
61379 South Highway 97
Bend, OR 97702
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