Accountant/Financial Analyst

Job description

Job location: Steinberg/Dietrich Hall

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-30
Req: JR00006545
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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Accountant/Financial Analyst

Job Profile Title

Accountant/Financial Analyst

Job Description Summary

This position serves as an financial analyst dedicated to Wharton Computing, Wharton Operations, and Wharton Research Data Services Departments.

Job Description

This position has a dual reporting role to the Associate Controller of RCM Operations and to the Chief Information Officer & Senior Director of Wharton Operations.The position is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and planning of both units as well as the School capital and technology funds. The position will work with the CIO to develop pricing and cost allocation methods for IT pricing to departmental units within the School. This position will work with Senior Director of Wharton Operations on review and inspection of reports from the Division of Facilities and Real Estate services to ensure costs absorbed by the Wharton School are appropriate. This includes utilities cost tracking analysis of allocated costs, and internal billing to departments within the School.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary financial partner to Wharton Computing and Wharton Operations. Analyze and improve current financial and operation work processes within these departments. Proactively seek solutions to make more effective business processes in all areas of the departments.
  • Develop annual department budgets and period projections for the division of Wharton Computing and Wharton Operations. Responsible for annual fiscal year end close and analysis, annual tax reporting and policy compliance.
  • Reconcile monthly activity (operating expense, payroll, revenue), determine spending trends, and recommend areas of cost containment. This includes a review of University charges for reasonableness. Present monthly reporting and analysis to Directors including variance analysis and forecasting.
  • Collaborate with Senior Director of Wharton Operations to compile and forecast School capital budget for current year as well as five year outlook. As related projects are funded, process budget transfers and monitor funds flow to capital funds from initiation to close out of projects.


Bachelor's degree with 5-7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.

Working conditions: Office, library, computer room

Required Documents:


Cover Letter

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.




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Posted: 8/29/2019
Application Due: 1/15/2020
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