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Accounting Technician

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
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Accounting Technician

Job no: 527776
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Human Physiology

Department: Human Physiology
Classification: Accounting Technician
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $14.75-$21.40 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 4, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please submit the following:
- A resume
- A cover letter that clearly describes how you meet the posted minimum qualifications, and any preferred qualifications that you meet.

Department Summary
The Department of Human Physiology is an instructional department within the College of Arts & Sciences that also supports a wide range of significant research. The department includes 18 faculty and currently manages 21 research grants. In addition, there are 14 faculty research labs and 4 teaching labs. The department has 7 full-time research assistants and 2 postdoctoral scholars who support faculty in their research labs. The Department ranks in the top five of most popular majors on campus and serves approximately 1,050 undergraduates and 47 graduate students in various stages of study toward a Masters degree and PhD. To assist professors and graduate students in their teaching/research goals, the Department employees a team of 4 office staff, including this position.

Position Summary
This is a full-time, classified Accounting Technician position in the Department of Human Physiology within the College of Arts and Sciences. The position reports to the Human Physiology Department Manager. The primary functions of this position are to process accounts payable, travel reimbursements, account reconciliations and all aspects of financial record keeping for both state indexes and grant funds. The position will also work on special projects, especially as related to coordinating the department seminar series, grant record keeping, scheduling, and assisting the graduate and undergraduate students of the department.

This position must understand the relationships between, and the restrictions on, a variety of fund types and will work in close collaboration with the department manager, fiscal coordinator and the CAS Center for Research Services (CCRS) to ensure compliance on the faculty index accounts, grants, and awards. The successful candidate will operate in the University's accounting and fiscal transaction systems (Banner, Concur, Purchasing Portal, Duck Depot) as well as Excel and Outlook. The position interacts with a wide range of customers, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, other central UO offices, and outside vendors. The position requires attention to detail and accuracy and must possess strong communication and customer service skills.

Minimum Requirements
  • 12 quarter hours (8 semester hours) of Accounting Courses AND
  • An Associates Degree in Accounting;
  • One year of experience that includes entering, compiling and/or reporting financial information;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Professional Competencies
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, UO fiscal and UO Foundation policies, practices, and processes, and application of these in daily work transactions.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, accounting and travel software programs.
  • Ability to trace, document, and resolve problems in an accounting system.
  • Ability to accurately maintain electronic and paper accounting systems and files for audit purposes.
  • Ability to translate financial rules and guidance to daily activities and ongoing processes.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and care in all work products.
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision, as well as functioning as a member of a fiscal services team.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Recent accounting experience in a higher education setting OR increasingly responsible accounting experience in a general office setting.
  • Working knowledge of standard accounting practices.

    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.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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