Senior Staff Accountant

Point Park University   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on September 16, 2022


Senior Staff Accountant


DEPARTMENT: Business Office


REPORTS TO: Director Finance and Budget



Bachelor’s degree in accounting is required.  Two to four years’ experience preferred. Higher education industry experience a plus. Experience in accounting transactions, forecasting/budgeting.  Thorough knowledge with computer accounting systems, including report writing software such as Crystal Reports. Intermediate to Advanced spreadsheet (Excel) and word processing experience required. Candidate must possess excellent organization, analytical, oral and written communication skills.



RESONSIBILITY: The Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for these primary functions:

  • Forecasting/Budgeting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Management financial report preparation
  • Monthly close process/journal entries
  • Audit work papers
  • Project Costing
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Backup for key areas in Business Office



  • Provide data, analysis and metrics for the annual budget process. Input revenue and expenditure assumptions into the ERP system and excel models.
  • Accumulate information, and coordinate preparation of internal management reports.
  • Provide analysis, data and metrics to support ongoing forecast reporting. Coordinate with operating departments to obtain information pertaining to expense projections.
  • Monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Determine budgetary impacts and perform analysis resulting from the implementation of various university programs, goals, and policies.
  • Record/generate/input monthly journal entries.
  • Implement and enforce policies and procedures regarding budgets and expenditure controls.
  • Prepare work paper requests and coordinate data accumulation for annual external financial statement audit.
  • Accumulate data and prepare schedules for annual cost segregation analysis.
  • Preparation of cost/benefit analysis of miscellaneous projects.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, such as backup for Accounts Payable function.


Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via email to (preferred) or mail to:  

Point Park University

Human Resources Office

201 Wood Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222


When responding via email please reference – SR. STAFF ACCOUNTANT  - in the subject line.


Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).


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NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at for the status of the position and future opportunities. 


Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.