Accounting Specialist 

(Female, Age 41) from portland, OR

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Current Job

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Job Title Accounting Specialist
Salary $46,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location portland, OR
Years Experience 10 months

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
OHSU – Oregon State Hospital, Anesthesiology Department. About 200 faculity, 35 of those being administrative (including me). OHSU is the largest employer in Oregon.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Maintaining the doctor, nurse and residents allotted annual spending accounts. Submitting paperwork to accounts payable for reimbursment to staff and vendors. Disbursing checks. Some HR duties of new hire paperwork, submitting new hire information to the HR department, orientation. Ordering of all office supplies for the various anesthesiology locations, ordering of coffee/beverage supplies as well.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick time, health insurance through Aetna, a pension plan that OHSU contributes approx 12% of my salary to, Union employee with AFCME

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated

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A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Not at work yet
8am to 9am Arrive at 8:30 am, check email, check mail box for incoming work
9am to 10am enter bills and reimbursement requests.
10am to 11am enter bills and reimbursement requests, answer calls as needed
11am to 12pm Check office supply status, pick up printed checks for disbursement, get checks into envelopes
12pm to 1pm half hour lunch, put checks in mail, enter more payment/bill requests
1pm to 2pm entermore reimbursment requsets, double check balances for staff per various emails inquiring, answer staff questions
2pm to 3pm look up office supplies needed, send reminder of ordering to other locations. Submit office supply orders.
3pm to 4pm Enter reimbursement requests, alphbatize them for supervisor
4pm to 5pm hand paperwork into supervisor for review, check mail for more requests, enter last minute items, give to supervisor.
5pm to 6pm Clock out at 5pm.
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

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