Arcadia University


The Assistant Controller performs professional accounting work of a complex nature for both domestic and international offices. Provides assistance to the Controller on all financial-related tasks. Thoroughly understands institutional, state, and federal policies, procedures, and restrictions. Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles in executing, analyzing, verifying, and reporting transactions of a fiscal nature. Manages financial data and ensures integrity and accuracy. Monitors records of past and present operations. Supervises staff accountant position and student workers. May serve as project leader on special projects. Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field plus at least 5 years accounting experience.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)- and values-based educational experience that keeps students at the center of all its efforts. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 11 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" from 2017 to 2021. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the "most innovative" and "best value" colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration.

Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Application review will begin immediately.

Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.


  • Manages both the domestic and international month end fiscal close process
  • Supervises a staff of one
  • Supervises student workers
  • Prepares the annual Form 990
  • Prepares international bank reconciliations
  • Prepares monthly journal entries and reconciliations of bond trustee accounts
  • Prepares monthly journal entries and reconciliations of investment accounts
  • Prepares monthly/quarterly analysis and reconciliation of fixed assets and record related depreciation expense
  • Oversees the drawdown of Title IV and other federal funds from the G5 system
  • Oversees general ledger maintenance
  • Reviews and approves weekly AP check run
  • Reviews domestic bank reconciliations for multiple bank accounts
  • Reconciles assigned general ledger accounts, including but not limited to accrual accounts, receivable accounts, and deferred revenue accounts.
  • Assists Budget Director and Controller with revenue and expense report analysis
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual year-end financial audit, single audit, and 403 (b) audit
  • Completes special projects and ad hoc reports as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or related field.
  • Experience in a higher educational setting is a plus

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, PowerCampus, CashNet, and/or similar software a plus
  • Understanding of matters relating to accounting and finance, including government regulations and accepted internal financial control practices
  • Understanding of compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Understanding of internal control policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated diplomatic leadership and interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills necessary to working proactively across the University, both horizontally and vertically
  • Ability and competence in implementing and managing financial systems
  • Ability to work with great autonomy and exercise independent judgement
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Demonstrated personal qualities of integrity and credibility
  • Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently

Arcadia University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by your employment start date. Arcadia will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination policy due to medical condition or religious belief. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment. Our vaccination protocols are subject to applicable laws and will be updated from time to time to reflect evolving conditions and federal, state, local, and other applicable health and safety guidelines.
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