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Staff Accountant (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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Staff Accountant (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

We are looking for a candidate who can efficiently assist in our monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes. If you can demonstrate the ability to prepare comprehensive financial reports, have a concise and well-rounded understanding of accounting and finance principles, as well as display excellent problem-solving abilities, then we want to hear from you.

On a typical day you will be required to:
  • Monthly review and reconciliation of credit cards activities (Chase and American Express) which include doing check runs on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Responsible for interfacing with cardholders, department staff and outside individuals/agencies for issues, questions, and other concerns regarding the card's activities.
  • Perform monthly review and reconciliation of activities for Loans, as well as managing Perkins's assignments. Managing invoices from Collections Agencies to be paid.
  • Prepare a weekly payroll Journal Entry and monthly reconciliation.
  • Assist Accounts Payable in inputting Vouchers and reviewing both the monthly 1099 files as well as unclaimed funds.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting is preferred.

  • A minimum of four years of experience preferred in general ledger accounting, bank reconciliations, and some treasury function experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Must have experience working with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Required Skills:
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Must possess knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Working knowledge and experience in integrated accounting systems. (Experience with higher education and/or the non-profit industry preferred.)
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word required; as well as experience with Human Capital Management Software - experience with Ellucian's Colleague is a plus.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $65,000-65,000. This position will be onsite 5 days a week.

Generous Benefits:
  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Summer hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Childcare Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
  • Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, and major holidays off
  • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.



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