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University of Oregon Accounting Supervisor in Eugene, Oregon

Accounting Supervisor

Apply nowJob no:524433

Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional

Department:Finance and Administration Shared Services

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:Salary range starts at $67,000 per year

Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2019-2020


Application Review Begins

August 30, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application.

Complete applications must include an online application, a cover letter, a resume that specifically address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications listed for this position, and answers to the following supplemental questions:

  1. This position supervises accountants, and accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. Please describe in detail your supervisory or lead work experience that prepares you for this role.

  2. Accounting in FASS supports diverse administrative groups on campus through AP/AR functions, journal vouchers, reconciliations and other administrative tasks. Please describe your accounting experience as it relates to these tasks and prepares you for this environment.

  3. How would you describe good customer service?

Department Summary

The Finance and Administration Shared Services Department (FASS) provides service within the VPFA (Vice President Finance & Administration) portfolio specific to four business functions: Budget and Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Purchasing and Accounts Payable.

The mission of the Shared Services Business Operations team is to provide accurate and timely financial support services, enhancing our clients’ strategic priorities. This client-focused partnership consists of prudent financial guidance and management of fiscal resources. Our aim is to provide a framework that improves communication and information flow, with previously decentralized units. The vision is to develop a service organization that competes with the best in conveying expertise, efficiency, and service quality while creating a conduit for centralized policies and procedures to be quickly and appropriately disseminated to various departments.

The FASS unit provides administrative services for several departments within the VPFA portfolio including:

• Campus Planning and Facilities Management: Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Facilities Services, Utilities and Energy, and the Office of Sustainability

• Safety and Risk Services: UO Police Department, Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety, and Campus GIS

• Department of Parking and Transportation

• Printing and Mailing Services

Position Summary

This position, a working supervisor in the FASS Business Operations team, reports to the Associate Director of FASS Business Operations and is responsible for affecting the fiscal integrity of the department by leading the accounting team in essential fiscal and accounting functions. This position will provide leadership to a team of accounting professionals through consistent, advanced financial support for all aspects of the accounting functions provided by FASS. This includes core functions of reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements and various accounting reports. A key component of this position is supporting a diverse and complex portfolio of clients. The incumbent must be helpful, knowledgeable, ethical, and able to work with positions all over the Organizational Chart. They must be able to explain and reinforce changes in departmental, UO, state, or federal policies that affect internal processes. Interactions/contacts occur daily with internal FASS colleagues and supervised employees to assist in general accounting activities, daily with client departments to answer advanced process questions, and daily with centralized departments to ensure compliance with Institutional, state and federal policies.

This position works as a member of a team while frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions will be made about the best method and materials necessary to perform a particular task. They may also include setting priorities, assessing customer needs and responding to those needs.

Work is reviewed regularly by the direct supervisor to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance evaluation is conducted annually.

Essential Personnel:

This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Minimum Requirements

• 2 years of supervision experience or performing work on a team in a lead function

• 4 years of Accounting experience

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Management or related field

Professional Competencies

• Analytical and problem-solving – gathering and synthesizing technical information and identifying and creating innovative solutions to problems.

• Written and oral communication – writing and speaking clearly and persuasively in various situations including via email and group presentations and conducting productive meetings.

• Customer service and quality management – providing and expecting exceptional customer service; looking for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

• Respectful workplace – creating and maintaining a culture of respect and inclusion in which employees are valued, communication is polite and courteous, conflict is addressed appropriately, and inappropriate behavior is addressed swiftly.

• Judgment – displaying willingness to make appropriate decisions, exhibiting sound and accurate judgment, and making timely decisions.

• Planning/organizing – prioritizing and planning work activities, using time efficiently and developing realistic action plans.

Preferred Qualifications

• CPA or PA certificate

• AiM or other Enterprise Asset Management Software (EAMS) experience.

• Higher Education or fund accounting experience

FLSA Exempt:Yes

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

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 atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 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

Advertised:16 Aug 2019Pacific Daylight Time

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