Staff Accountant

POSTED: November 27, 2018
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions:

  • Perform and maintain accounting functions in accordance with policies and procedures in the areas of chart of accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, general ledger, budget, and all related systems and processes.
  • Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Accounting and General Office
    • Perform monthly account analysis review and reconciliations for PRF.
    • Prepare journal entries and check requests for PRF.
    • Review daily journal entries to ensure accuracy of information. 
    • Reconcile monthly bank statements for entities and bank accounts.
    • Accounting
      • Complete monthly/quarterly check requests for recurring payments.
      • Analyze weekly Accounts Payable aging report and AP due report.
      • Approve and audit Accounts Payable invoices via workflow.
      • Prepare journal entries as requested, including fund transfers for SDIP accounts.
      • Assist with annual reconciliation and adjustment processes prior to year-end close.
      • Provide support to AP/AR/CR Accounting Associates as needed.
      • Provide accounting support to Senior Accountants and Controller.
      • Perform quarterly reconciliations of assigned GL accounts.
      • Provide detailed monthly report to Senior Accountants and Controller.
    • Budget
      • Assist Financial Analyst with annual budget in compliance with applicable budget policy and guidelines as needed.
      • Assist Financial Analyst with quarterly budget to actuals results as needed.
    • Closing Procedures and Audit
      • Assist in preparing year end entries and reconciliations for review.
      • Prepare necessary schedules for PRF audit.
      • Facilitate information gathering based on auditor request.
  • Back up
    • Audit and code invoices for AP/AR/CR processing.
    • Serve as backup for review of daily invoice processing to ensure accuracy of information and post invoice data to general ledger.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounts receivable, tax and payroll.
  • Strong written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet skills required.
  • High level skills with MS Excel.
  • Detail-oriented, able to manage/coordinate multiple tasks and work successfully with peers.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience in accounting/finance required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at by Friday, December 14, 2018. 

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


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