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Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Drexel University is a world‐class, comprehensive, R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. For more than 100 years, our renowned Cooperative Education (co-op) program has enabled students to gain professional work experience before they graduate, setting them apart from their peers.

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Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and world‐class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award‐winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non‐certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.

Staff Accountant

Apply now Job no: 503211
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Remote
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.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure 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.  Ensure workpapers and supporting documentation supporting entries is accurate and follows departmental standards. Updates status of tasks in designated Office365, BlackLine or SharePoint, as required.
  • Complete assigned bank reconciliations monthly by deadlines and ensures workpapers and supporting documentation and in accordance with departmental standards.
  • Prepare assigned account analyses of balances sheet accounts by assigned deadlines using BlackLine.  Make recommendations for adjusting entries and appropriately escalates issues of significance to manager in a timely fashion.
  • Provide documentation and analyses as needed to internal and external auditors by requested deadlines.  Utilize PwC Connect tool to provide all supporting documentation by requested deadlines.
  • Research and respond timely to inquiries from university business managers. Provide necessary information and act as a liaison with other administrative departments to ensure accurate recording of all transactions into the general and operating ledgers.
  • Document existing processes and make appropriate recommendations for process improvements.  Recommend ways of improving current procedures and processes.
  • Responsible for accounting related to Plant Funds, Endowment Funds, and Gifts as directed by manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting or Finance, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 1 year of relevant experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office365 applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Planner).
  • 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 Banner ERP, Hyperion, OBIEE, BlackLine.
  • Experience in a non-profit (preferably college or university) setting. 


  • Remote

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt, grade K. Compensation for this grade ranges from $54,630.00 to $ 81,940.00 per year. Please note that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review. 

We encourage you to explore Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies for more details on our compensation framework.

You can also find valuable information about our benefits in the Benefits Brochure.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

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

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




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