Staff Accountant

POSTED: June 10, 2020
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Provide aircraft tracking, including logs and taxes.
  • Review weekly Accounts Payable for coding and accuracy.
  • Create and or enter journal entries into accounting system for various activities.
  • Track loans, loan payments and record all debt transactions.
  • Maintain Unclaimed Property accounts and submit to state(s) when appropriate.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Accounting
    • Compile information required for reporting and submitting sales and use tax for PRF, McClure Services, 516 Northwestern Associates, and Convergence.  Submit payment monthly via EFT and file required tax filings.
    • Create and or enter journal entries into accounting system for various activities.
    • Manage Accounts Payable and Accounts Payable Manual reconciliations.
    • Approve and audit Accounts Payable invoices via workflow.
    • Assist with annual reconciliation and adjustment processes prior to year-end close.
    • Provide accounting support for flight operations.
    • Perform monthly and quarterly reconciliations of assigned GL accounts.
    • Audit invoices for AP processing.
    • Prepare and send monthly Falcon 900 report.
    • Prepare monthly John Purdue Club journal entry and reports.
    • Prepare monthly ONSTA report.
  • Back Up Functions
    • Print Accounts Payable checks for all entities and upload banking files.
    • Prepare and analyze weekly Accounts Payable aging report.
    • Remit credit card payments for UDO, 516 Northwestern Associates, Foundry Investment Fund, Back a Boiler, McClure Services, President, Menards, and American Express.
    • Void checks as needed for all entities, and reissue when necessary.
    • Process cash receipts for entities in Timberline and or One Solution.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to interpret and articulate the mission of Purdue University.
  • Must be able to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to use tact, good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Must be an enthusiastic, motivated, adaptable team player with the ability to work well with others in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer service orientation.
  • Ability to understand and utilize University Development best practices for donor co
  • Knowledge of accounts payable, tax and payroll.
  • Strong written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet skills required.
  • High level skills with MS Excel.
  • Detail-oriented, able to manage/coordinate multiple tasks and work successfully with peers.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience in accounting/finance.

Application Instructions: 

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at on or before Friday, July 3, 2020.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters. 

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.


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