The Staff Accountant provides financial and administrative support to the organization.  This position is responsible for general ledger data entry and adjusting journal entries, account analysis and reconciliation, and other regular closing procedures. Systems frequently used include Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, Microsoft Excel, and PowerCampus.

Primary Functions

Completes Reconciliation of cash, investments, and balance sheet accounts

Integration of subsidiary systems into accounting software

Reconciliation of subsidiary systems

Preparation of journal entries and bank reconciliations for month close

Assistance with the recording of contribution revenue and tracking of restricted expense

Management of Deferred Revenue and preparation of related journal entries

Review and entry of staff credit card activity into accounting software

Allocation and entry of payroll data into accounting software

Maintenance of COA and financial reporting templates

Additional Functions

Assist other Business Office and Student Accounts staff as needed with reconciliation and accounting issues

Special projects

Ideal Qualifications

5 or more years progressively responsible general ledger accounting experience

Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains experience-open to experience with other ERP’s

Strong understanding of accounting principles

Ability to meet deadlines and work accurately under pressure

Highly detailed and organized, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus

Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Excel

Proactive, independent, and able to problem-solve creatively

Experience working in a higher education environment or PowerCampus experience a huge plus

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a member of a team and work collaboratively with other departments


Our client, Pacific Northwest College of Art was founded in 1909 and is nestled in the heart of The Pearl District.  They are a century-old art and design school with their eyes firmly on the future.

PNCA is the only art and design college located in one of the most progressive cities in the United States. For all of its one-hundred-plus years, PNCA has nurtured the talent in its students for radically reimagining everything, transforming the lives of our students and everyone they touch. Our studios and galleries continue to give rise to a vibrant community of innovators and culture-makers who shape the cultural landscape.

Pacific Northwest College of Art is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and whose mission is to provide an education that prepares students for sustained creative achievement in the fine and design arts and throughout their lives.  Providing fully sponsored employee health and dental coverage, subsidized Trimet, tons of vacation time, and a fun, funky, and eclectic work environment with an on-site café.  Once registered, you can bring your pet to work.  PNCA is committed to an employee-centric culture.

Kent Employment Solutions is exclusively retained to handle this recruitment process, and Aria HR is partnering as usual in the recruitment process. We are sourcing, screening, and vetting any potential candidates. Our client should not be contacted directly. We appreciate you respecting the process by reaching out to us directly at – or by applying to this posting.

Salary – approximately $60 annually

Benefits – details provided upon request

Wendy Kent

Wendy Kent

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