Portland VA Research Foundation
  • 04-Jan-2021 to 04-Mar-2021 (PST)
  • Administrative
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $50,000 - $60,000 annual
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, paid time off, life, disability and transportation reimbursement

Job Title: Accountant


The Portland VA Research Foundation, Inc (PVARF) is hiring a staff accountant for the administrative office. PVARF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to facilitate the research and educational activities conducted at the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). Located on the grounds of the VAPORHCS, PVARF provides administrative support for research and education projects conducted by clinicians and scientists at the VHAPORHCS, who many also hold faculty appointments at Oregon Health and Science University. The mission of the PVARF administrative office is to provide helpful, efficient, and friendly support to VA staff at the VAPORHCS in their research, and education endeavors.

The person hired will be responsible for assisting with the processing, accounting, reconciliations, analysis and reporting of transactions related to Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. Assistance with the yearly audit and preparation of financial statements will also be expected.


  • Ensure compliance with accounts receivables/payable policies, procedures, and controls
  • Review & process orders for accurate invoicing
  • Create invoices and submit to funding agencies in a timely manner
  • Maintain & accurately update project records
  • Participate in month-end and year-end close activities


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Degree in Accounting or similar
  • 1+ year of public accounting experience
  • Accounts receivable/payable experience


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite;
    • Excel required
  • Experience working in a paperless environment
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT or similar accounting software desired


  • Good analytical skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with multiple internal and external contacts
  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands or arms, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 25 lbs.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Apply online at http://www.pvarf.org  and include a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Cover letter should include description of recent work history as it relates to the specific responsibilities in the job announcement.

Portland VA Research Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or age.


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