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SOMD Accounting Technician

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

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SOMD Accounting Technician

Job no: 533022

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management

Department: School of Music and Dance
Classification: Accounting Technician
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $16.19 - $23.69 per hour
FTE: 0.5

Review of Applications Begins

February 1, 2024; Position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, complete applications should include:
1. A current resume or CV;
2. A short cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and abilities meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position
3. Names and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary

The School of Music and Dance (SOMD) has an enrollment of more than 800 music and dance majors and minors, a faculty and staff of 85, and approximately 70 graduate employees. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, from the baccalaureate through the doctorate, including programs in dance, music performance, collaborative piano, music education, composition, theory, musicology, jazz studies, piano and string pedagogy, conducting, music technology, and music with a liberal arts emphasis. The school is known for being the only comprehensive school of music and dance in the state of Oregon. It is also home to the internationally recognized Oregon Bach Festival and ChamberMusic@Beall performance series.

SOMD presents approximately 300 concerts, performances, and events during the academic year featuring guest artists, faculty artists, and student ensembles. The incredible wealth of concert material ranges from contemporary dance to African dance, early music and classical to contemporary music, world music, and jazz.

Position Summary

The Accounting Technician works with the SOMD accounting and finance team to support the finance and operations functions of the School of Music and Dance (SOMD) and the Oregon Bach Festival (OBF). Primary responsibilities include processing invoices, contract payments, reimbursements, deposits, and payroll. This position will maintain appropriate documentation for all transactions and communicate relevant policies and procedures to faculty, staff, and students. This position will also provide backup support for purchasing, contracts, and travel.

The Accounting Technician is a part-time (20 hours per week position) that reports to the Associate Dean of Finance and Operations. This position is eligible for hybrid or flexible work schedule tailored to the requirements of the job, and with supervisor approval.

Minimum Requirements

  • 12 quarter hours (8 semester hours) of Accounting courses AND

  • an Associates Degree in Accounting; OR

  • One year of experience that includes entering, compiling and/or reporting financial information; OR

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    If you meet the minimum qualifications via the course credits, please include transcripts in your application.

    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to set priorities, take initiative, be proactive, and follow up
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced environment and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Banner
  • Experience working in a college or university setting
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Experience with Smartsheet

    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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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