Accounting Clerk, Managerial Accounting Office

Updated: about 18 hours ago
Location: Hammond, INDIANA

Overview of Accounting Clerk

Purdue University Northwest is seeking an Accounting Clerk to join the Managerial Accounting Team.  The Accounting Clerk is responsible for fiscal approvals as well as ensuring internal controls are met.  They work closely with their assigned department staff to ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and guidelines of the University. 
The Accounting Clerk position offers great flexibility by providing you with a hybrid work environment.  You can enjoy working both from home and in the office.
PNW Job Title:  Account Coordinator


  • up to $16.83


  • Flexible 8 hour day shift between 7:00am-5:00pm

Benefits of Accounting Clerk
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Ten paid vacation days first year of employment
  • Ten paid holidays
  • University paid and matching contribution to retirement
  • University contribution to Health Savings Account –  
    • Plus, a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus


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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.
PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores.  You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Duties and Responsibilities of Accounting Clerk
  • Interpret, communicate and implement university financial management polices and procedures, internal controls, state and federal guidelines for all accounts assigned
  • Work with internal customers to ensure payments are processed in a timely fashion and in accordance with University policies.  Provide training and guidance regarding fiscal processes and keep them informed of any new changes
  • Collaborate with Grant Management Office regarding fiscal approval for grant funded items
  • Audit and approval direct invoice vouchers
  • Prepare journal vouchers for corrections and record charges/transfer requests as needed
  • Review accounts and coordinate resolution of overdrafts and other problems
  • Interpret, communicate and implement university procurement guidelines
  • Audit and approve transactions
  • Credit card reconciliations

Experience of Accounting Clerk
  • One year of accounting or financial experience required
  • Experience in higher education is preferred

Education of Accounting Clerk
  • High school diploma/GED

Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.


Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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