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Accounting Manager

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Grade: T26
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The Accounting Manager is responsible for providing financial oversight and carrying out various accounting functions of General Accounting based on a solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Analysis, and the Financial Systems employed by the University. They perform complex, monthly, quarterly and yearly reconciliation of the general ledger accounts. They are responsible for problem resolution in their areas of responsibility. They rely on professional experience and technical training to perform all duties, while also independently researches data for addressing new issues and collaborates with supervisors and peers for problem resolution.

Routine functions may include but are not limited to reviewing and recording entries, account reconciliations, and the preparation of accounting schedules and financial reporting. 

Solid problem-solving skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with other areas is essential.  To be proficient, this position requires a strong technical aptitude and experience with technical applications.

The Accounting Manager provides financial information for financial statements and/or guidance to both internal and external people for transactions.  Responsible for financial data for all areas of responsibility.  Analyzes, monitors, processes and exchanges information.

They communicate with team members within General Accounting, but also must communicate with all other departments at the College. Performs other duties as assigned.

At Temple, you will find it easy to fit in while staying true to yourself.  We value what makes each employee unique and strive to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusion.  As an employee, you will enjoy our collaborative team-based culture that values innovation and creativity.  

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Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and at least three (3) years of directly related accounting experience. Experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Analysis, and Financial Systems. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Ability to perform complex, monthly reconciliation of the general ledger to the student – accounts receivable module, collapsing student / 3rd party – level balance and creating an aging report as well as year-over-year analysis.

* Position requires access to confidential and sensitive information.

* Strong communication and technical skills.

* Ability to work effectively with a variety of audiences to include both functional and technical peers as well as the University community.

* Must be proficient in the use of computers and have the ability to utilize automated accounting and reporting systems.

* Must have the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

* Must be proficient in working between routine processing, accounting functions, and financial oversight.

* Responsibilities must be carried out accurately and in a timely manner.

* Must be able to analytically analyze financial data.

* Ability to innovate, streamline, and increase efficiencies.


* Technical / systems education and experience.

* Master’s degree.
This position requires a background check

This position is assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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