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Accountant/Financial Analyst

Apply now Job no: 492738
Work type: Full-time exempt
Location: Chester
Categories: Administrative (Exempt)

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking an Accountant/Financial Analyst in the Administration & Finance department. This role reports to the Accounting Manager and provides support to various departments across campus.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Administration & Finance department holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:


  • Responsible for oversight and reconciliation of the University’s treasury activity.  Communicates information to appropriate departments, researches transactions and variances, and records journal entries
  • Assist in preparing schedules, reconciliations and analysis for monthly and annual close.  Acts as subject matter expert for various financial statement line items.  Reconciles to sub ledger and provides explanation for variances
  • Preparation of various financial reports such as the daily cash on hand analysis, incoming wires, outgoing wires and others as needed
  • Preparation of regulatory reporting for the University and its affiliates
  • Identify, propose and collaborate to implement process improvements with the goal of streamlining routine activities 
  • Gather data for employer related tax reporting and compliance and file monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Monitor student club accounts
  • Assist in generating, printing and mailing annual 1098T’s
  • Reconcile P-Card on a monthly basis
  • Other job-related duties as assigned or directed

Essential duties:

Financial Analyst

  • Perform quarterly budget versus actual and actual versus actual statement of activities analysis
  • Analyze daily cash on hand reports for all accounts to determine if any action is necessary
  • Analyze employer and employee withholding tax liability accounts
  • Problem solving, data query, data extraction
  • Other job-related duties as assigned or directed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and be adept at multi-tasking
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Proficient with Microsoft Excel including advanced functions 
  • Must possess excellent organization skills and the ability to work independently and within deadlines.


  • Experience in higher education and/or non-profit accounting


  • This role may require periodic overtime as needed (quarterly and year-end closings etc.) 

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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