Accountant (Coordinator of Accounting and Administrative Services CAAS)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President for Research
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Full/Part Time:


Helping new companies get a good start with effective financial and administrative practices is critical to their growth and on-going success. Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Central PA’s premier provider of capital and management assistance to early-stage technology companies, is looking to fill a critical position on our management services team. Our Coordinator of Accounting and Admin Services (CAAS), provides direct, hands-on bookkeeping, accounting and office practice services and training to our client companies and entrepreneurs. This person will travel to start-up companies across Central and Northwestern PA, and help our clients convert from operating with a “checkbook and a shoebox of receipts” to running a reliable, professional, accounting and bookkeeping system. Daytime travel to visit companies is an important component of this position. Occasional overnight travel is expected. Principal functions of the job are to recommend and implement the best procedures to ensure uniform and efficient accounting practices, internal controls, and compliance with regulations and client-company policy. The person provides leadership to our clients in the design and implementation of control systems and procedural changes and is responsible for efficient coordination and effective delivery of all accounting services. The position will help our companies ensure the accuracy and timeliness of their external and internal reporting efforts associated with accounting; cost, financial, payroll, and tax information. He or she will coordinate and support the effective flow of accounting data through software systems such as QuickBooks and Sage in rapidly changing, start-up environments. The CAAS will work with and provide guidance to the CEO’s, CFO’s and Presidents of the companies. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other business major. Training experience is a plus. Experience and the specialized knowledge necessary to understand the accounting impacts of compliance with government and other regulations including SBIR, NIH and state and local agencies is preferred. Leadership and analytical skills in accounting, finance and business administration with demonstrated, adept management of information technology and change are essential for this role. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088