Accountant I

Recruitment #200220-UNCD-17


Application Instructions:

The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) is now accepting applications for the unclassified position described below. Anyone interested in being considered for the position should apply in writing to:

OCAST Human Resources

This position will remain open until filled. 

All applicants must complete and submit an OCAST job application, résumé and cover letter.  Applications are available on the OCAST website or by calling (405) 319-8400. 

  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.

Accountant I
County Location
: Oklahoma County
Salary range: $35,000 – $55,000 commensurate with education and experience
Position: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, or Part-time 30 hours per week

Under direct supervision, performs professional level work in the maintenance, analysis, interpretation and management of financial accounting data. Reviews and approves various vouchers and invoices for payment, prepares payroll data. Tracks award payments in database, and troubleshoots issues within OKGrants.

Examples of Work Performed
Accounting-related duties:
Process monthly and supplemental payrolls and maintain all records
Review the 1099 quarterly reports and return to OMES any requiring correction
Process and correct year-end 1099’s and mail to recipients by deadline
Process and correct year-end W2’s by deadline
Process invoices for payment
Track award payments in Access database
Reconcile the OCAST Logs database with PeopleSoft on a monthly basis. Researches discrepancies and makes corrections
Troubleshoots issues within the OKGrants system
Enter time and leave in excel master spreadsheet and reconcile with PeopleSoft
Acts as expert in OK Grants system relating to accounting
Provides reports to programs division concerning contract status, expiration dates and issues with payments
De-obligates funds in awards tracking and maintains a spreadsheet with monthly contracts and purchase orders to de-obligate in PeopleSoft
Prepares analyses of expenditures and monthly reports of operations
Work with private sector clients and vendors in resolving invoicing and payment issues
Back-up for clearing account Form 11 and deposits/transfers 
Other duties as may be assigned

Knowledge and Skills:
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 or ability to learn human resources functions

Ability to think and work independently and conduct several projects simultaneously; self-motivated; ability to handle some stress.

Team player with excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Access, and Word.  Ability to use advanced Excel formulas and advanced Access development skills a plus. 

Minimum Qualifications:  
Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred but not required. Five years in Oklahoma state government accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Procurement Officer a plus.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.