This Work Matters! Are you a finance/accounting professional who is community focused? Do you want to be part of a team of difference makers in the community? Do you have the spirit for REAL community change that changes people's lives every day? The Multnomah County Department of Community Justice needs your finance/accounting skills, your community spirit, and your passion to help the clients that we serve.
This Finance Specialist 2 position supports the Department of Community Justice by performing travel and training reconciliation, county procurement card coordination, Workday expenses reallocation, revenue billing, financial reporting, and acting as a functional lead to provide guidance to the Finance Specialist 1 team members arranging travel and training and processing accounts payable invoices.
The Department of Community Justice is looking for finance/accounting professional who can demonstrate expertise in the following areas:
Procurement Card (PCard) Coordination: Daily and monthly reviews of approximately 80 PCard accounts. Assist PCard holders when issues arise. Review and verify monthly bank statements to ensure employees are following county guidelines.
Travel and Training Reconciliations: Perform travel and training reconciliation to ensure that travel and training expenses are submitted and processed with policy guidelines. Working with department travel coordinators. Detailed record keeping. As a functional lead in this area, you will provide guidance and support to less experienced travel and training expense coordinators.
Reporting: Develop, maintain, and submit month reports for Accounts Payable, Vendor Spend, Fleet Vehicle data, and Courtyard Cafe Catering ordering.
Relationships and Community: You will build positive and sustainable relationships with a range of key internal and external stakeholders.
Leading Cross-Culturally: You will foster an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the organization.
Organizational Savviness: You will demonstrate understanding and good judgment of organizational culture and interpersonal relationships, with both internal and external groups, to identify opportunities of mutual interest and benefit.
Delivery: You will ensure services are provided by quality processes through monitoring and understanding.
Outcomes: You achieve quality outcomes for the individual, the organization, and the county.
Personal Development: You will strive for an honest and accurate assessment of oneself and demonstrate willingness for continuous improvement.
Functional/Technical: You possess specific knowledge about laws, regulations, certifications, licensure and skills for specific assignments.
At Multnomah County we are committed to maintaining an effective, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value collaborative problem solving and strive for continuous improvement. We strongly believe in workforce equity, diversity and inclusion. Visit our Workforce Equity Strategies Plan (WESP) to see where Multnomah County is headed with these values.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY JUSTICE
Vision ~ Community Safety through Positive Change
The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department's commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county's highest risk and highest need justice-involved individuals. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training. The Department believes that in order to enhance public safety we must work collaboratively with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, treatment agencies, and the community.
The Department shares information with community members, partners, and staff to keep communities safe by preventing and reducing crime and routinely evaluating which local policies support best practices. DCJ operates 24 hours a day, with nearly 600 permanent, on-call, and temporary employees. The Department supervises approximately 9,000 justice-involved individuals annually and those defendants requiring pretrial services. DCJ's Juvenile Services Division operates the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility and is responsible for approximately 360 youth on formal and informal community supervision.
More general information about the Department of Community Justice including our mission, vision, and strategies can be found at:www.multco.us/dcj.
Multnomah County offers a comprehensive benefit package to all eligible employees. A few highlights include:
Health insurance (medical, dental, vision).
Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting; we pick up the employee's share of the retirement contribution (6% of subject wages).
Generous paid leave (vacation, sick, parental, bereavement, military etc.)
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance
Optional deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts
Access to a free annual Trimet bus pass
Access to wellness resources
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO Know Your Rights poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.
Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
Bachelor's degree with major course work in accounting, finance, business, or a related field or equivalent experience; and
Three (3) years of progressively responsible accounting or fiscal management experience.
Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, including being fingerprinted.
Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
Experience in financial reporting and auditing
Knowledge of Workday, or other financial enterprise system software
Strong Excel skills
Experience explaining laws and regulations to internal and external customers
Knowledge of governmental accounting standards and practices
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.
About Multnomah County Department of Community Justice
The Multnomah County, Department of Community Justice (DCJ) provides supervision and treatment to youth, adults, families, and communities in the Portland, Oregon Metro area.
Our efforts are guided by evidence-based strategies that maximize our resources and results, and by our core belief that people can change.
Our services are designed to give people involved in the justice system the opportunity to change. Not only those at-risk for committing a crime, accused of a crime, in detention, or on parole, but also those who have been negatively impacted by criminal behavior. We exist to address the underlying issues that lead to criminal behavior, and to help people heal.