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Staff Accountant

Apply now Job no: 499573
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Remote, Other - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Finance and Administration, Drexel University

Job Summary

The Staff Accountant is responsible for analyzing financial information and performing a variety of accounting duties associated with the timely and accurate preparation and reporting of financial data, in accordance with applicable accounting, industry, regulatory and institutional principles and policies.  Ensures routine journal entries are prepared in accordance with monthly and year-end closing calendars.  Completes assigned bank reconciliations monthly by deadlines and ensures workpapers and supporting documentation is in accordance with departmental standards.  Prepares assigned account analyses of balance sheet account by assigned deadlines using BlackLine.  Provides documentation and analysis, as needed, to internal and external auditors by requested deadlines.  Researches and responds timely to inquiries from university business managers.  Documents existing processes and makes appropriate recommendations for process improvements.  Recommends ways of improving current procedures and processes.  Responsible for accounting related to Plant Funds, Endowment Funds and Gifts as direct by manager.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures routine journal entries are prepared in accordance with monthly and year-end closing calendars.  Utilizes accounting knowledge, judgment and reconciliation tools to identify transactions requiring non-routine journal entries.  Ensures workpapers and supporting document is accurate and follows departmental standards. 
  • Updates status of tasks in Office365, SharePoint, or BlackLine, as required.
  • Completes assigned bank reconciliations monthly, by deadlines and ensures workpapers and supporting documentation are in accordance with departmental standards.
  • Prepares assigned account analyses of balance sheet accounts by assigned deadlines using BlackLine.  Makes recommendations for adjusting entries and appropriately escalates issues of significance to manager in a timely fashion.
  • Provides documentation and analyses as needed to internal and external auditors by requested deadlines. 
  • Utilizes PwC Connect tool to provide all supporting documentation by requested deadlines.
  • Researches and responds timely to inquiries from university business managers.  Provides necessary information and acts as a liaison with other administrative departments to ensure accurate recording of all transactions into the general and operating ledgers.
  • Documents existing processes and makes appropriate recommendation for process improvements.  Recommends ways of improving current procedures and processes.
  • Responsible for accounting related to Plant funds, Endowment funds, and Gift funds and directed by manager.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or Equivalent
  • 1 year of experience
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • Strong communication skills are needed to interact successfully with faculty and students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Planner), Banner ERP, and Hyperion, OBIEE BlackLine are preferred.
  • Experience in a non-profit (preferably college or university) setting
  • MBA/CPA preferred

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table

Location

Remote

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of K. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

 

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