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Academic Assessment Analyst


Peirce College is seeking an experienced Controller to: ensure the integrity of all financial information and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standards, Uniform Guidance and regulations; manage the processes, internal controls, and functions of the Accounting Department, including general ledger, accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, as well as gifts and grants; and, prepare the financial statements (internal and audited) and tax filings.


  • Leads the Accounting Department to ensure the integrity of financial information and compliance with GAAP, FASB, Uniform Guidance and regulatory requirements.
  • Manages the production of quarterly and audited financial statements as well as related notes, schedules, and roll forwards.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, including general ledger, accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, and gifts and grants.
  • Manages the annual external audit and regulatory filings, including the IRS Forms 990, 1098-T, and 1099.
  • Serves as the liaison to the audit field team and tax team.
  • Collaborates across departments to design and implement internal controls in a decentralized processing environment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the VP, Finance & Administration.


  • Associate Director of Student Billing & Accounts Receivable, Senior Accountant, and Staff Accountant


  • Master’s Degree required in related field.
  • CPA designation strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ related working experience, preferably in higher education or nonprofit.
  • Fosters a collaborative team-oriented work environment to accomplish the Department’s goals. 
  • Proficiency in Windows operating environment, current Microsoft Office Suite products, Google G-suite, and Zoom or similar web conferencing applications.
  • Experience with accounting systems, such as Jenzabar, or comparable platform, and the ability to learn and use technologically current applications and other software.


  • Analyze and solve problems within the constraints of College policy and procedures.
  • Liaise with internal staff and external contacts in order to manage projects and ensure their completion.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Listen carefully, to interpret accurately, and to respond to a high volume of requests.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality with all aspects of the job duties.


Full-Time/Exempt – Position is currently remote until further notice. Candidates should be local to the Philadelphia area due to necessary job functions as role will have expectations of onsite/event attendance, as needed.

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required of employees as they cannot enter our facilities, attend meetings or events on behalf of Peirce without it. 


Day, evening, and weekend responsibilities, as required.


February 23, 2022.  Internal candidates must post for the position within ten (10) calendar days from the date posted.  


Please submit a letter of interest with salary expectations, as well as a current resume to the Human Resources Department at or fax to 215.670.9328. We strongly encourage materials be submitted via email due to the College’s current remote work environment. We will contact only those candidates who best meet our requirements.

Peirce College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring equal opportunity in all employment decisions, policies, and practices.

The College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

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