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Company: DePaul University
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.

The Highlights
The Accountant is responsible, under supervision, for reporting, analyzing, and interpreting accounting information.   The Accountant is also responsible for ensuring compliance with GAAP accounting and general internal control.  Reporting requirements include provision of accurate, timely and complete data and financial reporting using the Oracle system. The individual is also responsible for producing year-end audit work papers and monthly and annual analysis for the assigned Statement of Activity and Balance Sheet accounts.  The position works with the development and enforcement of selected University financial policies and procedures, participates in Oracle patch testing and upgrades, and helps identify areas for process improvements.  The position has frequent contact with multiple departments throughout the university.  This position is primarily remote, although the employee may have occasional meetings on campus.

Is This You?
  • Performs monthly and year-end analyses, reconciliations, and financial reporting for assigned accounts.

  • Develops and maintains ad hoc and routine reports for use by budget managers and executives of the University.

  • Documents Oracle system and supporting work processes and leads teams to implement improvements.

  • Develops and documents policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Your Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required, Accounting/Finance
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in Accounting, Audit, or Finance required.  Oracle or other ERP experience preferred

Financial Responsibilities
  • Dollar Amount - This position is responsible for reconciliations,  processes, and procedures on accounts totaling over $150 million in assets.

  • Contacts - This position independently provides guidance on GAAP and compliance on policies and procedures to individuals at various levels throughout the university.

  • Payments - This position is authorized to review and approve university wide payment requests.

  • Information - This position requires access to information that is considered confidential.  This may include employee, student, or university information.

Other Skills & Abilities Required
  • Data Entry work primary at a desk for long periods of time.
  • Self motivated individual, able to work in changing environment
  • Ability to work with many individuals at various levels throughout the University
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required
  • Intermediate spreadsheet, database and word processing skills required, including basic understanding of relational databases

Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.

  • As a salaried and degreed professional, evening or weekend work may be necessary when deadlines, projects or audits need to be completed. 


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits
  • Part-Time Benefits

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Required COVID-19 Vaccination:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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