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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - Senior Accountant

Posted: 6/17/2022
Salary: $5,789 - $7,833 per month
Location: Tigard, OR


Are you ready for the next step in your finance and accounting career? Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue provides the unique opportunity to support first responders in the Finance Division, providing a meaningful impact by supporting the overall TVF&R mission, while supporting thriving communities through fiscal responsibility.  

We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our team, where you can expect to:  

  • Maintain a complete and accurate general ledger 
  • Ensure accurate and effective financial reporting 
  • Ensure timely and accurate collection of District revenue  
  • Assist with financial statements, treasury management, internal control compliance 

Details on what the ideal candidate brings to the team and our benefits package can be found in the recruitment flyer.  

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and the posting may close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified candidates are received.  


Application deadline:

June 27th


Example of Duties

Areas of responsibility for the Senior Accountant include:   

  • General ledger functions 
  • Accounts receivable 
  • Treasury and investment management 
  • Financial statements 
  • Capital assets 
  • Annual audits 
  • Fiduciary and regulatory processes 
  • Special projects 


For a complete description of each of these areas of responsibility,  as well as the secondary functions, we invite you to review the job description



Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field. 
Two years of experience in an accounting position that includes completing a majority of the full-cycle accounting or auditing process functions. 
Certifications & Licensure 
Certified Public Accountant license preferred 

Position-Specific Requirements 

  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required; governmental accounting and budgeting knowledge preferred. 
  • Knowledge of and experience applying financial analysis techniques to develop and prepare financial reports. 
  • Ability to prepare and archive records in a manner that facilitates efficient retrieval for review by management and external financial auditors. 
  • Ability to identify and resolve minor problems and utilize good judgment about when to involve supervisors’ assistance to resolve issues or address trends. 
  • Advanced skills in Excel. 

For additional information on the requirements for this position, see the job description.  


Supplemental Information

The selection process will comprise of a minimum qualification review and an on-site panel interview, short accounting test, and an online excel test. 

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and the posting may close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified candidates are received. 


The monthly salary range within a step system for this position is $5,789 - $7,833 per month. The starting pay assignment, based on a candidate's bona fide factor analysis in accordance with the District's pay equity system and the Oregon Equal Pay Act and will be in the range of $5,789 - $6,942 per month. The maximum of $7,833 can be attained after five years contingent on performance.   

TVF&R evaluates each applicant's work history and responses to supplemental questions. Please be sure to thoroughly answer the application's supplemental questions to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience and qualifications. To reduce barriers to entry, TVF&R evaluates an applicant's work history and responses to these supplemental questions rather than requiring cover letters and resumes.  

Veteran's Preference: 
It is the District's policy to provide eligible veterans with preference as required by law. Applicants must provide certification of eligibility for entitlement to the preference (e.g. DD-214 long form clearly showing discharge status) with the application submission by the closing date of the posting.  


How to apply:

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Work Location:  

The location for this position is the Command Business Operations Center, located in Tigard, OR.  Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue strives to provide exceptional internal and external customer service. To ensure a collaborative and supportive environment with both the public we serve and our coworkers, employees predominantly perform their work on-site at the assigned work location.  


TVF&R is an equal employment opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe, profession, and high-performance service.