Staff Accountant

Rochester, NY


Performs professional accounting work at an operating level requiring knowledge and application of general accounting theory, techniques and practices and knowledge of the University accounting system. Work closely with the various levels of the University community to research, review, and reconcile various ledger accounts within UR Financials.


  1. Makes analyses of ledger accounts in order to confirm completeness and accuracy of data; uses judgment as to whether account balances are reasonable; examines accounting documents to ascertain that transactions are properly supported in accordance with University policy and procedures; initiates corrective action or recommends solutions as appropriate; prepares routine working papers, exhibits and summaries supporting findings and recommendations.

  2. May be assigned to perform the foregoing for specific accounts or certain groups of accounts, such as those involving third party agreements, contracts, grants, auxiliary enterprises, fixed assets, etc., which requires knowledge of policies, regulations and other criteria uniquely applicable to maintaining these accounts.

  3. Participate in the preparation of quarterly financial statements and related footnote disclosures in accordance to US GAAP. Perform analysis of financial statement balances and activity. Prepare accurate reports to support research results.

  4. Prepares a variety of routine financial statements or accounting reports for which the format has been established.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting required. 1 year of professional accounting experience required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent analytical, organizational, communication skills and attention to detail required. Strong Microsoft Office skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $22.02 - $30.82 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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