Staff Accountant -Temp to Hire

Updated: about 1 month ago


Under the general guidance of the AVP, of Finance the Staff Accountant performs various accounting and finance functions, coordinates accounts payable, reconciliations, banking, grants accounting month end closing activities, financial reporting functions, tax reporting and compliance, policies and procedures of the finance office. The Staff Accountant leverages industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the Finance department and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts.



  • A Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree is required. A Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration is preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in an accounting department is required.
  • Accounting in a not for profit accounting experience with knowledge of grants and contracts is preferred.
  • Experience with withholding taxes in a multistate setting is required.
  • Experience in Investment Accounting is preferred.


  • Working Knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Non-Profit Accounting
  • Ability to leverage influence to drive change and influence stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the department’s policies and procedures
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler’s social justice mission and vision
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objective and employ assistance in addressing these
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity
  • Proficient - Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong research acumen and abilities

Principal Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Participates in month end closing and reconciliation process
  • Creates all payroll, investment, and bank account Journal entries
  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts, records adjusting entries

Multistate tax reporting and variance analysis

  • Secures/reviews quarterly tax filings in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Monitors outsourced payroll service compliance with state and local filings, follows up on tax fallouts
  • Prepares 1099 forms and participates in the 1098 T process
  • Prepares the payroll portion of the university’s tax-exempt filing, 990 form
  • Maintains existing state business registrations and creates new ones, in collaboration with P&C.

Metric Management

  • Interprets and analyzes consistent and ad hoc reports as a result of the management of departmental metrics
  • Reviews and analyzes established departmental metrics including but not limited to: Lease schedules and Account analyses, Vendor reporting, OIA reports, Intercompany activities, grants, Insurance renewal reporting, Pension Fund accounting and analysis.
  • Creates and maintains the departmental policies and procedures.


  • Participates in the preparation of all audit reports for the financial, Insurance and the 403 B audit.

Month End Closing

  • Maintains month end closing checklists procedures and records
  • Serve as back up to other departmental functions


  • Participates in all grant launch meetings and maintains grant records, reporting and issues monthly reports to Principal Investigators of the grants and contracts.
  • Schedules quarterly grant status meetings with stakeholders to maximize grant utilization

Faculty Overload calculations

  • Timely computation/ approval and communication of Overload payments to Faculty

COVID-19 considerations: The health and safety of our staff/faculty and their families, as well as our stakeholders, potential candidates, and the communities we serve, are of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role will temporarily be performed remotely. The successful candidate will train and work from home until such time as it is determined that role will return to the campus full-time.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As part of the Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities

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