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Accountant 4

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

Job Number: REQ_0000016400


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The Pennsylvania State University seeks an Accountant 4 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 Accountant 4 include processing and supervising the processing of monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll and sales taxes and returns, including wage attachment calculations and 1099 processes. This position also is responsible for Federal 941/Schedule B tax returns, amendments, and related adjustments as well as annual W-2 file and reconciliation submissions. This position processes payroll-related payments for retirement, HSA and credit union contributions and processes monthly sales and occupancy tax returns and reconciliations. In addition, this position supervises several high-level Accountant positions and mid-level Accounting Assistants within Accounting Operations.

The successful candidate for this position must possess:

  • High level of problem-solving skills using relevant Accounting knowledge, processes, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills and 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.


Typically requires Bachelor's Degree or higher and 6 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Due to the financial and fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

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.

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