Accounting Technician

Position Type: Classified - Pool
Department: Various
Salary Range: $2504-$3634 (based on 1.0 FTE, salary varies based on hours worked)
Recruitment #: S-ACT
Application Deadline: Review as needed
Status: Open Pool

These positions are part-time and are not eligible for benefits.


  • 12 quarter hours (8 semester hours) of Accounting courses AND an Associate‚Äôs Degree in Accounting; OR One year of experience that includes entering, compiling and/or reporting financial information; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Candidates must hold a high standard of customer service, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to multitask with accuracy, and work independently.


Positions in this class may perform some or all of the duties listed:

  1. Bookkeeping. Creates, reviews, and verifies transactions for accuracy and to ensure audit trail requirements are being met and procedures for recording information have been followed; reconciles individual accounts to Operating or General Ledger balances, tracks errors through the agency’s accounting system and makes appropriate reversals or correcting entries; posts entries to and balances accounts; reviews documents for appropriateness and approvals and enters into the computer accounting system; prepares vouchers, allocates charges and credits, assigns account codes, processes travel authorizations and expense reimbursements; enters payable invoices and travel reimbursements into the accounting system. Employees in this class may be responsible for only a few accounts within a large unit or if working in a small department may maintain a complete system of accounts involving a number of individual and control accounts. Some employees in this class may maintain project account records, trust accounts, or cash receipt and deposit accounts, and may review the work of other employees.
  2. Budget Tracking and Preparation. Provides current and historical budget data such as expenditure and receipt recaps; compares current fund, account, and/or budget balances with budget limits and prepares variance reports; as directed, makes adjustments to budget accounts according to established procedures. Employees in this class may assist an administrative superior with budget preparation activities such as projecting expenditures, forecasting revenue or filling out budget related documents.
  3. Report Preparation. Uses accounting records and supporting documentation to compile financial information, budget status reports, and special purpose reports.
  4. Related Clerical Functions. Checks time card addition; inputs payroll time-card information into HRIS or other system; prepares purchase orders, invoices and reports; assists in equipment inventory; provides general office support as needed, including word processing, copying, filing, mail processing, and receptionist duties.

Application Instructions

You may submit all materials online at

Required application materials (PDF preferred):
  1. Employment Application Form available at
  2. Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community
  3. Resume
  4. Contact information for three references
  5. Copy of unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned (if needed to qualify for the position)

As an alternative, you may also submit application materials by:

S-ACT, Accounting Technician Pool
Human Resources, Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361

with subject line: S-ACT, Accounting Technician Pool

Fax: 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University seeks diversity as a foundation of enrichment for our university community. 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.