The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) was created to help serve the financial, accounting, payroll, and administrative needs of OSU's auxiliary and student fee-based units within Student Affairs.
The goal of AABC is to provide our units with an enhanced level of service and expertise in core administrative services. On a daily basis, AABC employees work to uphold the five core values of AABC: providing quality customer service, striving for operational excellence, being employee focused, championing ideas and innovation, and thinking and acting in a strategic/visionary manner. We strive to exemplify, through actions and practices, the philosophy and values of the Oregon State University; maintain the highest degree of employee professionalism and data confidentiality; ensure accuracy and timeliness in all work since errors and delays impact units' budgets, vendor payments, and employee pay; continually document and improve processes and support on-going quality improvement activities; and pursue a high level of training and continuing professional development.
This Accountant 1 position within the AABC team uses generally accepted accounting principles to administer and process accounting transactions for all of our supported units. The Accountant 1 position processes documents for payment of goods and services for units served by AABC. This Accountant 1 position generates reports, reconciliations, forecasts, assists with preparing budgets, and processes vendor payments and journal entry transactions. This position continually documents and improves processes and supports on-going quality improvement activities, and pursues, documents, and evaluates own training and continuing professional development.
This position requires excellent time management skills. The employee must be self-motivated, schedule workflow, and anticipate deadlines. It is expected that this position will be self-directed to learn new University systems, be aware of fiscal policies and procedures, and assist other AABC staff, as well as the staff of the units the Business Center serves. All interactions with students, customers, staff, and co-workers will be accomplished in a positive, friendly, and supportive manner.
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.
Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong computer skills including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to effectively collaborate with key stakeholders.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.