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Location : 211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045
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Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:
· Service · Professionalism · Integrity · Respect · Individual accountability · Trust
By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We’re always looking to improve. That’s the Clackamas County SPIRIT.
Clackamas County Core Values


This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Wednesday, March 9, 2022. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.


Annual Pay Range: $ 90,397.88 – $ 122,037.63
Hourly Pay Range: $ 43.460518 – $ 58.671938
Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate’s experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions:
Generous paid time off package, including:
16 hours of vacation accrued per month
8 hours of sick accrued per month
10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
A Choice of Dental Plans
Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
Longevity pay
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):
Employer-paid 6% Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee’s share of the retirement contribution.)
OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)
This is a full time non-represented group 2 County position.
Non-Represented Group 2 Full Time Benefits
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We are seeking an experienced accounting leader to join our Department of Finance as our next Accounting Manager.
This position is responsible for the daily operations of comprehensive accounting services related to the financial administration of the County’s governmental operations, including the general ledger, the transient lodging tax program, federal, state and local financial reporting regulations, and other financial accounting functions. The incumbent analyzes and recommends solutions to complex accounting problems and oversees the county’s centralized accounts payable and accounts receivable function through a subordinate supervisor.
The Finance Department is comprised of the following lines of business: Financial Executive Support, Financial Management and Accountability, Budget, Procurement, and Facilities Management. The Financial Management and Accountability line of business provides financial administration of the County’s governmental operations and its component units, Grants, Accounting Services and Payroll. The Accounting Services line of business provides General Ledger, Audit, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable services.
The Accounting Manager plan, organize, manage, and direct the financial accounting and reporting operations, fiscal staff and certain financial functions for the County; to prepare and analyze accounting, fiscal and statistical statements and reports; to plan, evaluate, implement and maintain financial systems; and to perform other work as required.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of everything we do. Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. In that spirit, we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
At least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience performing comprehensive accounting services related to the financial administration of an organization’s operations, with recent experience in a governmental setting
Experience supervising, training, and coaching staff, as well as performance improvement plans and writing performance evaluations of staff
Experience using complex accounting software programs in an integrated Financial Management Information System or Enterprise Resource Planning System
Experience running daily accounting functions, such as accounts payable or accounts receivable, reconciling cash, managing the general ledger, and closing the books for year end
Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP, GASB standards, and experience implementing these standards/regulations.
Excellent attention to detail and high rate of accuracy
Excellent written communication skills with employees and the public and strong oral communication skills
Ability to meet and manage multiple deadlines, under pressure, in an environment of change
Outstanding customer service and experience training/developing staff in customer service
Ability to maintain composure with difficult customers and handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively and professionally
Ability to provide internal and external customer service; provide technical assistance to county departments and outside vendors
Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County’s driving policy
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure or similar
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with change management and building strong teamsFor Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Plans, organizes, develops, integrates and evaluates the work of the County’s General Ledger staff; develops, implements and evaluates policies, procedures;; establishes financial controls and systems; directs the development of the program budget and presents annual budget plan for approval to the Department Director; monitors performance against that plan.
Hires and supervises professional and supervisory staff to provide high quality service to citizens, vendors and County staff in support of the established goals, objectives and service expectations; plans, directs, monitors and evaluates the performance of staff; establishes performance requirements and professional development targets and provides coaching for performance improvement; provides employee recognition; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates financial staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of manual and automated accounting systems and controls; develops new methods or service approaches to enhance quality and effectiveness of service delivery; oversees process improvement and automation efforts for accounting processes;
Assists Deputy Director of Finance in managing annual audits and supports the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting; monitors funds, resolves accounting and reporting issues as necessary; identifies issues, concerns and collaboratively resolves them with others; analyzes data and prepares or oversees the preparation of financial reports, ad-hoc reports, and year-end audit work papers; develops work schedules to meet audit deadlines; explains accounting policies, procedures and systems to the County independent auditors; oversees and is responsible for month-end and year-end close; assists in ensuring continued qualification for the Excellence in Financial Reporting certificate from the Government Finance Officers’ Association.
Provides professional assistance and training to other departments; attends and participates in various meetings; acts as representative on assigned committees and special projects; responds to and resolves confidential and sensitive inquiries.
Directs the maintenance and reconciliation of the general and subsidiary ledgers for the County and various component units; reviews and approves adjusting journal entries and correcting entries ensuring compliance with professional standards and legal requirements; assists in preparing and authorizing various transactions; reviews and approves cash transfer requests authorizing the County Treasurer to transfer funds between County Departments or outside agencies.
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas; analyzes and interprets federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in order to ensure compliance.


Thorough knowledge of: Generally accepted accounting principles, systems, procedures and controls; principles of cost accounting and cost allocation methods; general principles of investments, including arbitrage laws, debt service and bond requirements; principles and techniques of financial analysis and financial reporting; professional standards as established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Government Accounting Standards Board; statistical methods; rate making principles; depreciation practices; principles and practices of public administration, including personnel management; participative management theories; account collection procedures and practices; data processing equipment and software applications for accounting systems; Federal, State, and local statutes, rules and regulations applicable to governmental accounting and financing; State of Oregon budget laws; English grammar and composition.
Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; research and analyze complex accounting and financial data; prepare clear and concise financial reports; maintain ledgers and journals; interpret, explain, evaluate and recommend accounting and financial policies and procedures; interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations and fiscal policies and procedures to assigned work functions; advise other accounting staff as needed; implement and use computerized financial information and reporting systems and databases; provide direction, leadership, motivation to staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, elected officials, departments, independent auditors and the public; hire, train, evaluate, supervise and manage supervisory, professional and paraprofessional staff.


This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule (remote/in office) after initial training.
This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
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The Department of Finance centers its mission on the values of accountability, customer service and integrity. Our team serves the public and internal customers by providing timely and accurate fiscal information, evaluating financial alternatives and coordinating among departments to meet the county’s public service goals. We also manage the acquisition of county goods and services, and we maintain sound, healthy and accessible county buildings and other facilities, protecting the county’s investment in our public spaces.
The Finance Division provides accounts payable and accounts receivable, budget support, grants management, payroll services, and procurement and contract services to County departments and agencies.
The Facilities Management Division provides accessible public buildings, maintains a healthful working environment in County facilities, and protect the County’s investment in buildings and property.
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Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).
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Learn more about the County’s Veterans’ Preference
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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