Accountant 1

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Accountant 1

Job no: 527800
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance

Department: Research Core Business Services
Classification: Accountant 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $20.42 to $31.17 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes July 29, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume and cover letter along with your completed application.

Department Summary
The Research Core Business Services (RCBS) supports core facilities within Research, Innovation and Graduate Education. The research core facilities are Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS), Aquatic Animal Care Services (AqACS), Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR), Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (GC3F), Lewis Center for Neuroimaging (LCNI), Histology and Genetic Modification (HGeM), Technical Science Administration (TSA), X-ray Imaging, and the Greenhouse Facility. The mission of the research core facilities is to advance transformative excellence in research, innovation, and graduate education. As part of that mission, the Office for Research and Innovation recognizes that faculty research success is often dependent on specialized facilities that provide access to a particular type of research capacity, such as equipment, materials, data acquisition, data analysis, consultation, or expertise and other services.

Position Summary
The Research Core Business Services (RCBS) is seeking an Accountant 1 to support the service centers in the research core facilities (RCFs), which work with over 1000 users. The Accountant 1 will support the multiple functions of the RCBS team, including but not limited to the following: creating and reviewing financial reports, giving recommendations to the Business Manager, understanding accounting system controls, billing, invoice processing, purchasing support, and HR/payroll support. This position will take the lead on grants and contracts by working with the correct department(s) to get the grant or contract in place, tracking the project, and providing reports to those agencies if needed.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree with CPA or PA certificate; OR
  • Bachelor's degree with 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of college-level accounting; OR
  • 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of accounting courses and three years of accounting experience.

    Accounting experience must include at least 3 of the following:
  • preparing transactions to be recorded in records of original entry;
  • preparing journal entries, posting from journals to general ledger, or preparing original general ledger entries;
  • summarizing data from a ledger to a trial balance;
  • closing accounts at the end of an accounting period;
  • applying PC spreadsheet, database, and word processing software; processing data using a computer.

    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to analyze, report, and interpret complex financial information
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize workload, and handle a number of tasks in a fast-paced environment

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with QuickBooks, Banner, Cognos, and complex spreadsheets for budgeting

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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