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Senior Accounts Specialist - Limited Duration

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
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Salary: $21.10 - $25.68 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0027 SHA-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Housing Authority

Job Summary
The Salem Housing Authority is hiring a Limited Duration Accounts Specialist! We are looking for candidates who have great attention to detail, excellent customer service and team collaboration skills, and strong organizational and time management skills. As an Accounts Specialist, you will assist in the day to day financial operations of the Salem Housing Authority (SHA) by ensuring transactions are recorded in accordance with SHA policies and procedures, GAAP, GASB, and FASB as applicable. Primary emphasis will be in accounts payable processing and supporting the Accounting team. This position will also play an integral part in the issuance of funds provided by the State's Landlord Compensation Fund: setting up vendors, communicating payment status and tracking of funds, as well as the general ledger entries and account reconciliation.

The ideal candidate will have experience maintaining and understanding confidentiality of financial records and clients; performing account maintenance, identifying discrepancies or variances, generating reports, working independently to accomplish tasks; and familiarity with using multiple computer systems with emphasis in spreadsheets, word and accounting software.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • May require an Oregon Driver's license and a driving record that meets the Salem Housing Authority's driving standards.
  • Graduation from high school or GED, supplemented by two (2) year college or vocational courses in accounting, government accounting, bookkeeping, accounts reconciliation or business preferred.
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible bookkeeping or accounts reconciliation experience, preferably in municipal government, experience in accounting clerical procedures and one (1) year of experience in governmental accounting.
  • Any combination of experience and training sufficient to support the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Accounts Specialist HA, Sr or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

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Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .


Posted: 2021-02-01 Expires: 2021-03-05

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City of Salem
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