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Staff Accountant

Clark University, Financial Services

Job Title: Staff Accountant
Reference Code: 190231
Job Location: Worcester , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Business/financial affairs, financial aid
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-03-05
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director of Student Accounts and University Bursar
Clark University

Clark University

Staff Accountant

Job Code 190231

Financial Services

Full-time/ 40 hours/ 12-months

Clark University’s Financial Services Department seeks to fill the position of Staff Accountant. Reporting to the Associate Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing specific portfolios including grants and contracts post award accounting and compliance, in addition to other areas of higher education accounting, which may include such areas as treasury/cash management analysis and reporting, and related party transactions and reporting.

This position plays an important role in the post-award compliance of grants and contracts to ensure compliance under the grant and Uniform Grant Guidance and acts as a member of a team of staff accountants assisting in the preparation of financial statements, 990 tax return, and the annual audit.

Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Monitoring grant expenses and budgets, reviewing awards and contracts, performing federal equipment inventory and sub-recipient monitoring in accordance with Uniform Grant Guidance.
  • Reconciling various general ledger accounts, recording financial transactions and activity associated with specific areas of responsibility, ensuring compliance with federal and university policies and regulations.
  • Playing a key role in assisting management during year-end close and annual financial audits, and analyzing and preparing financial reports.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, required.
  • Knowledge of accounting standards and practices, required.
  • Experience with automated accounting systems; Banner preferred.
  • Previous grant accounting experience, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Grant Guidance, preferred.
  • Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus

Information and Application Process Instructions

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <resumes@clarku.edu> . Applicants must reference Job code 190231 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Clark University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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E-Mail: resumes@clarku.edu

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