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Accounting Analyst - Office of the Controller

Salary:                Commensurate with experience
Benefits:            Generous benefits include paid time off including holidays and vacation, retirement match, and tuition remission for employee and dependents.  Details at
Location:         University Controller
Position Status:        Full-time                                             
Hours:                      Varied
Position Number:         436502/10-771           
FLSA Status:           Exempt 


The Accounting Analyst position is in the Office of the Controller. This is administrative/professional work in the areas of banking and general accounting.


Responsible for the timely completion of University bank account reconciliations.

Responsible for reviewing and initiating or approving wire payments.

Responsible for bank items such as placing stop payments and providing copies of checks.

Responsible for completing the monthly City of Pittsburgh parking tax return.

Performs annual review of unclaimed property and remit escheatables to state.

Responsible for the computation and preparation of the monthly income distribution for the annuities along with preparing yearly federal and state tax forms.

Responsible for performing variance analysis on accounts included in the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.

Responsible for the timely preparation and completion of various year end schedules and work papers pertaining to cash used by the independent auditors in conjunction with their examination of the university’s financial statements.

Performs various regular and ad hoc projects, as assigned by the supervisor.

Completes other duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field an accredited institution.

Preferred qualifications:

Prior work experience in higher education or related non-profit accounting environment, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as it pertains to not for profits, specifically FAS 116 and FAS 117.

Working knowledge of other general accounting principles.

Ability and knowledge of general accounting routines.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Ability to understand and willingness to support the University Mission Statement.

Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission.  Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University.  The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.  Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.  Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.