Staff Accountant II - Research Accounting

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19107

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25701

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

         The Staff Accountant will have an active role in compliance, reporting and analysis.


The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following

         Time and Effort Certification
• Ensure Time and Effort reports are generated based on a predetermined schedule including weekly notifications to certifiers.
• Per Research Institute policy, follow up on outstanding reports taking the appropriate elevations as well as imposing system sanctions for non-compliance
• Liaison between Research Finance and Payroll and Human Resources
• Identify and oversee the process for Time and Effort variances.

         Affiliate Payroll
• Upload monthly affiliate payroll including retroactive adjustments into the Financial System
• Process monthly Practice Plan entries for affiliate payroll
• Monthly affiliate payroll reconciliations

         Labor Costing Allocations
• Daily review and approval of labor costing allocations to ensure compliance and Sponsor requirements
• Ensure salary cap calculations are correct and allocated appropriately
• Ensure labor cost share is allocated appropriately
• Review 90+ labor cost transfers for compliance and adherence to policy
• Provide support and serve as liaison for requests received for labor and time and effort

      Special projects. 
• Other duties and special projects as assigned. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Transaction Processing
    • Prepare and understand complex journal entries.
    • Journal entries are entered into the ERP system within 5 business days.
    • Review all posted entries into the ERP to ensure accuracy.
    • Analyze general ledger accounts; reconcile assigned accounts on a monthly basis.
    • Assist Staff Accountant I’s with issue resolution associated with journal entries.
  • Internal Control
    • Ensure accurate interfaces (accounts payable, payroll, billing, asset management, etc.).
    • Prepare monthly account reconciliations for assigned complex accounts within 10 business days.
    • Investigate and correct all variances uncovered during reconciliations.
    • Assist staff accountant I’s with issue resolution associated with reconciliations.
  • Annual Audit and Tax filings
    • Ensure a clean monthly, quarter and annual close.
    • Ensure a clean audit and tax process.
    • Work directly with external audit and tax professionals.
  • Excellent Customer Service
    • Ensure emails and phone calls are responded to within 1 business day.
    • Work professionally with other departments.
    • Assist operations with all accounting and finance needs, such as reporting or training.
  • Complete annual goals, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors in Accounting.


Required Experience: 3-5 years’ accounting experience, hospital preferred.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Masters or advanced certification

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Proficient in the use of Excel.
  • Strong analytical & computer skills.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Phone: 866-820-9288




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