Job Description

Job Title: Accountant, Senior (Magee Research Institute)
Job ID: 727461
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Administration Research
Location: 3339 Ward Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The Senior Accountant will take ownership of the day-to-day management of the Organization’s accounting operations within their assigned areas of responsibility and will work closely with the Accounting Manager to ensure timely and accurate month end and year end close process.

In this role, you must have mastery of your debits and credits and you must be able to proficiently interpret and apply US GAAP to record and report financial transactions. You will gain valuable insight to the accounting process through your daily exposure and interaction with finance management. 

  • Acts a liaison for the department in meetings with management.
  • Ensures all financial transactions are properly recorded in the General Ledger throughout the month including making sure they are complaint with GAAP and Organizational policies.
  • Maintain Fixed Assets and associated depreciation schedules; provide period reporting and insure proper recording of new purchases and disposals including tagging assets and maintaining annual inventory
  • Works with the Accounting Manager to ensure an accurate and timely monthly and  year-end close, including assisting in timely completion of year-end audit.
  • Ensures timely reporting of all monthly financial information, including preparation and dissemination of monthly I&E and fund balances (restricted, endowment, deferred gifts, grants, and others as required). Being an expert in their assigned areas of responsibilities, the Senior Accountant must be able and willing to answer any inquiries arising from such reporting or on an ongoing basis
  • Acts as a mentor for accountants or administrative staff.
  • Collaborates with the other departments (Grants & contracts, FP&A, Foundation, Administrative Departments, and Research Labs) to support overall Organizational financial goals and objectives
  • Collaborates and develops effective relationships with intercompany partners at UPMC and University of Pittsburgh to ensure seamless flow of information to aid accurate and timely recording of intercompany transactions and their reconciliation
  • Develops administrative tasks, special projects and training programs as assigned.
  • Ensures reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis and takes proactive steps to resolve outstanding items


  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related business field is required.
  • Minimum of three years of related work experience required.
  • CPA/MBA preferred.
  • Not-for-profit experience and exposure to federal grants desirable
  • Microsoft Office spreadsheet application required and PeopleSoft General Ledger proficiency preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $23.28 to $40.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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