Project Staff Accountant

Posted On: May 15, 2014

Hours: Full Time


The Project Staff Accountant will provide support to the Accounting/Finance operations to include, but not limited to, general accounting procedures, auditing and file maintenance.
- Maintains records of accounting data that has been archived.
- Maintains accounting filing system.
- Prepare documents for storage.
- Project lead for chart of accounts re-design project
- Prepare periodic recording, reporting,and maintenance of fixed assets records, temporary restricted net asset accounts, books and records of affiliated entities.
- Maintains Chart of Accounts for temporary restricted net assets
- Preparation and filing of Abandoned Property Reports.
- Prepare analysis and review of investment accounts and pledge receivables.
- Preparation and review of journal entries, general ledger account analyses, reconciliations and schedules.
- Periodic federal and local regulatory compliance recording.
- Preparation of work papers for annual regular and A133 audit and 990 review by external auditors.
- Protects College's value by keeping information confidential.
- Analysis and preparation of federal grants schedules and drawdowns 
- Assist with various Accounting Projects as needed.
  Detail-oriented, able to multitask, self starter, and ability to meet deadlines; Strong organization, analytical, administrative, communications, interpersonal and follow-up skills.  Ability to work well independently as well as within a team environment.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, ERP accounting software packages. 
  BA/BS in Accounting preferred.  1+ years experience in accounting.  


This is a non-union position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.