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Recruitment #191023-UNCD-127


Application Instructions:

Anyone interested in being considered for the position should apply in writing to:

OCAST Human Resources

no later than Friday, November 8 2019 at 5pm

All applicants must complete and submit an OCAST job application, résumé and cover letter prior by the closing date and time specified on this announcement.  Applications are available on the OCAST website. 

  You may submit your resume, job application and cover letter by US mail, fax (405-319-8426), deliver in-person, or email to:

Elaine Spell -

OCAST Attention: Elaine Spell, Human Resources
755 Research Parkway, Suite 110
OKC, OK  73104


OCAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

County Location
: Oklahoma County
Salary range: $55,000 – $75,000 commensurate with education and experience
Full-time: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Chief financial accountant and primary Certified Procurement Officer for agency, in a three-person accounting and procurement department.

Examples of Work Performed
• Provides leadership and expertise in accounting functions
• Act as backup for entering purchase orders and vouchers into PeopleSoft
• Enter Board-approved authorized awards in Access award tracking database
• Develop and utilize system to track and monitor Seed Capital investment/cash status
• Act as expert in OK Grants system relating to accounting; define and obtain necessary reports to fully implement OK Grants as the awards accounting system; ensure accounting functions are as efficient and effective as possible; request modifications as needed
• Reconciliations of PeopleSoft, clearing account, agency awards and other accounting records; verify deposits
• Prepare monthly reports, Board reports, and other reports as needed
• Back-up for preparation of GAAP conversion packages for OMES; prepare or assist with preparation of financial statements for audit in accordance with GAAP; coordinate financial statement audit
• Advise staff on compliance with accounting procedures and ensure procedures are followed; investigate procedures for unusual situations
• Assist with preparation of annual OCAST Business Plan
• Assist with development of budget and budget request, enter and submit required documents for approval
• Act as backup for Director, Administration and Finance for reporting at Board meetings, legislative and other meetings and in other duties as needed
• Act as agency primary Certified Procurement Officer, providing leadership and expertise in procurement
• Must be able to identify and solve issues with purchase orders and act as backup for entering purchase orders and vouchers
• Recommend and implement policies and procedures relating to purchasing; advise and train staff on compliance with purchasing procedures and best practices
• Risk Management Coordinator, Records Coordinator, Safety Coordinator (including handling Workers Compensation issues and Department of Labor reporting)
• Maintain time clock
• Reconcile internal time and leave with PeopleSoft time and leave
• May be responsible for Human Resources functions.

Job Skills:
Candidates should possess: comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles and practice and GAAP for state governments; ability to prepare GAAP financial statements;  both high level and operational knowledge of Oklahoma’s PeopleSoft accounting system as utilized by state agencies, including, but not limited to, detailed actions needed to resolve vouchers with errors; knowledge of Oklahoma state government purchasing laws and rules, and best practices in contracting to protect the interests of agency and the State; ability to assess a complex situation and make good decisions; to make independent decisions in accordance with laws, rules and regulations and apply policies to difficult problems; ability to think and work independently and conduct several projects simultaneously; self-motivated; ability to handle stress; team player with excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint; ability to use advanced Excel formulas and advanced Access development skills a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (master’s preferred) in accounting, business administration or a closely related field and five years of experience in Oklahoma state government accounting, finance and purchasing or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Procurement Officer.

Preferred Qualifications:
Certified Public Accountant


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