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Accountant I

Apply now Job no: 523050
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Music/Dance

Department: Oregon Bach Festival
Classification: Accountant 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $19.42 - 29.64 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes November 12, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants
You must upload your academic transcript or your application will be considered incomplete.

To assist us in making the selection for this position, please include answers to the following supplemental questions in your online application. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each question. Make sure that any experience or training described in your responses are included on your application.

1. Describe the experience, education, training, and skills you possess that qualify you for this position. Please highlight experience you have with accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciling accounts, contracts, and payroll.

2. This position communicates in writing and verbally with Bach Festival participants. Describe experience that demonstrates your public relations skills and your ability to represent an organization and communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

3. This position requires advanced database and Microsoft Office experience with exceptional data entry speed, accuracy, and attention to detail. Please describe experience that demonstrates your skills and abilities with these software applications.

4. Please describe the types of confidential information you have handled in previous positions, and the steps you have taken to safeguard that information.

Department Summary
The Oregon Bach Festival is an ancillary program of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance with representation from the community through the advisory Board of Directors. The Grammy Award-winning Oregon Bach Festival is recognized nationally and internationally as a premier performing arts organization which annually presents and produces approximately 40 performances of major choral-orchestral works, instrumental and chamber concerts, solo recitals, lectures, a children’s series, an 11-day intensive study and choral performance program (a.k.a. Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy) for high school-aged singers from across the U.S. and a daily classical music program for K-5 students.

The administrative offices of the Festival operate year-round for the purpose of planning, organizing, administering and marketing each year’s program, which includes the hiring and management of about 350 artists. Other major administrative areas include the business management of the organization (annual budget of approx. $2.7 million), securing funds through private and business donations and public and private sector grants and publicizing, marketing and promoting the Festival.

Position Summary
The Accountant is responsible for applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and University policies in their duties which include analyzing and reconciling accounts, departmental budgeting, payroll, preparing financial reports, and processing accounts payable and receivable. This position will communicate frequently with other accounting and payroll staff at UO, visiting musicians and speakers, and to a lesser extent with students, faculty, and outside vendors. This position reports to and is supervised by the Director of Finance, OBF.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree with CPA or PA certificate;
• Bachelor's degree with 30 quarter (20 semester) hours of college-level Accounting;
• 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.

Professional Competencies
• Must be self-motivated.
• Ability to work in stressful conditions while maintaining composure and professionalism.
• Attention to detail and accuracy while working on multiple varied activities simultaneously.
• Advanced experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Advanced database experience with exceptional data entry speed, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications
• Comprehensive knowledge of arts organizations and non-profit organizations.
• Festival knowledge and experience.
• Experience working with Banner invoice entry and journal vouchers.
• Experience with Quickbase.

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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