Payroll Accountant (Accountant II)

Requisition ID




Payroll Administration



DC-Downtown Center


Employment Type

Academic Prof – Full Time


Close Date

For best consideration, apply by March 5, 2021; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review


Position Summary

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PCC is the largest community college in the State of Oregon and contributes to the community in many ways including improving lives while serving nearly 1.9 million residents in a five county area. 


We invite you to join this important educational institution and our Payroll Department at the Downtown Center location which is near the Trimet Max lines, The waterfront, restaurants and other nearby amenities.


In this position, you will be part of a diverse team of payroll professionals who contribute in many ways to the success of each team member, the Payroll Department, the Financial Services Division and the College community. 


In addition, you will handle a broad range of payroll-related accounting, auditing and reconciliation activities in support of accurate and timely payroll processing. You will investigate and analyze system, process or transaction issues for resolution and process improvement recommendations. You will also handle sensitive and confidential information ensuring compliance with College policies, union contract agreements, and State and Federal legal requirements. This work is critical to the ongoing growth and success of the Payroll Department and the Financial Services Division. 


Candidate Profile


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field (experience performing the duties described may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis). 
  • Two years experience working in governmental, municipal or fund accounting required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with PC and mainframe computer systems, hardware and supporting software applications.
  • Experience working with computerized accounting systems and how they aid in compiling, maintaining, and using accounting information.


Position Grade


Starting Salary Expectations

$48,976 to $52,465 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.


Position Grade Salary Range

$48976 to $84923 Annual Salary




Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.


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