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Accounting Assistant 3

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Business and Financial Services

Job Number: REQ_0000014299


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As a member of the Corporate Controller's Office, you will be joining a team of individuals who have the ambition to help Penn State succeed. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, and individual perspectives that add variety and vitality to the workplace. The University believes that we can learn from each other's differences and break down the barriers that separate us. Penn State is a place where everyone can be themselves, together.

The Pennsylvania State University seeks an Accounting Assistant 3 to join our Accounting Operations team within the Office of Corporate Controller.

The Accounting Operations unit is team-oriented - all staff work together, share responsibilities, and cross-train in many areas of the operation.Our goal is to provide excellent customer service while conducting precise and accurate work.

Primary position duties for the Accounting Assistant 3 include:

  • adding, editing, and verifying vendor information within our SIMBA (SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system) Financial System Vendor Portal

  • processing daily "special handling" checks and returned checks

  • providing excellent customer service via phone and email.

Education and Experience:

Typically requires an Associate's Degree and 1 year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


The successful candidate for this position must possess:

  • High level of accountability and dependability and be able to complete projects and tasks with minimal supervision

  • Excellent teamwork skills and be ability to work as an integral part of a larger team

  • High level of both written and verbal communication skills and be able to interact with coworkers and customers

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