Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Staff Accountant

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    Regular Staff Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Staff Accountant supports the Controller and Assistant Controller in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting Department. Understands institutional, state, and federal policies, procedures, and restrictions. Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in executing, analyzing, verifying, and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature. Manages financial data and ensures integrity and accuracy. Monitors records of past and present operations. May serve as project leader on special projects. Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field plus at least 2 years accounting experience.


    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past eight years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.


    Essential Functions:

    • Perform bank reconciliations for multiple bank accounts.
    • Prepare monthly journal entries including, but not limited to bookstore charges, department transfer requests, credit card charges, dining services charges, payroll, cash transactions, etc.
    • Prepare and edit budget reports within the report manager system
    • Maintain daily and weekly cash report
    • Maintain fixed asset system and prepare monthly/quarterly analysis including reconciliation of fixed assets and recording of related depreciation expense
    • Post receivable transactions from the student billing system weekly
    • Reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts, including but not limited to accrual accounts, prepaid accounts, receivable accounts, and deferred revenue accounts.
    • Create general ledger accounts in the accounting system as needed.
    • Assist in the preparation of the annual Form 990
    • Assist Budget Director and Controller with revenue and expense report analysis
    • Assist with the preparation of the annual year-end financial audits and 403 (b) audit
    • Interact with external auditors and assist with audit inquires
    • Supervise student workers
    • Complete special projects and ad hoc reports as needed.




                    Received: Controller

                    Given: student workers



    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Understanding of matters relating to accounting and finance, including government regulations and accepted internal financial control practices
    • Understanding of compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Demonstrated diplomatic leadership and interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills necessary to working proactively across the University, both horizontally and vertically
    • Ability and competence in implementing and managing financial systems
    • Ability to work with great autonomy and exercise independent judgement
    • Ability to maintain confidential information
    • Demonstrated personal qualities of integrity and credibility
    • Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree 
    • At least 2 years of experience in the field or related field. Experience in a higher educational setting is a plus

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, PowerCampus, CashNet, and/or similar software a plus


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