Accountant 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – G – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Outreach and Online Education
Central Finance Office
Full/Part Time:


Outreach’s Central Finance Office is seeking someone who will be responsible for all accounting functions for Professional and Community Education which includes reconciling purchasing card transactions, approving ERS reports, approving eBuy requisitions, approving financial documents and imaging purchasing card transactions. This position is also responsible for reconciling and processing all income for OLLI-UP, OLLI-York and Shaver’s Creek. Ensure all financial transactions are processed in compliance within University policies and procedures, ensure proper classification of income and expense transactions, and research and solve accounting problems Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Accounting degree highly desirable.  Thorough knowledge of Penn State financial systems such as IBIS, Employee Reimbursement System (ERS), FIT, eBuy and University accounting procedures is preferred.  Outreach Central Finance Office seek candidates who are able to demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach and Online Education’s diversity initiative.  A successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively and professionally, have excellent organization skills, be attentive to details, have the ability to adapt changes in systems and procedures and work in a high volume unit. The ability to work both independently and as a team is essential, along with strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and commitment to customer service. 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