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Senior Project Accountant


Malvern, PA, US

Req ID:  863
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Job Responsibilities:


  • Review and executed customer contracts to ensure they are set up properly for revenue recognition and are billed within accordance of the contract terms
  • Perform month end tasks
  • Support the companies’ efforts to modernize higher education, assist in the processing of contract modifications to current contracts
  • Interaction with field operations, accounts receivable and FP&A to ensure accuracy of project transactions, reporting and subsequent collections
  • To support field operations, perform contract and project reconciliations to help highlight project status
  • Analyze customer project status and report out support field operation and management
  • Support quarterly and annual external audit as needed
  • Drive continuous process improvements and innovations within the department as well cross-functionality
  • Perform multiple tasks and ad hoc projects as assigned


Desired Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • 4-5 Years’ experience
  • Business experience and financial or analytical background with understanding of contractual terms and conditions as well as knowledge of invoicing practices
  • Knowledge of ASC606 – Revenue Standard is a plus
  •  Advanced MS Office Skills – particularly Excel
  •  Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  •  Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team atmosphere
  •  Strong organizational and time management skills
  •  Excellent comprehension and retention
  •  Sense of urgency and attention to detail
  •  Ability to successfully manage several different tasks with competing priorities
  • Experience with SAP a plus
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Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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