Junior Staff Accountant (Hybrid)
Job Details
Princeton, NJ - Princeton, NJ
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$45,000.00 Salary/year

Princeton University Press (PUP), one of the top academic publishers, seeks a Junior Staff Accountant to join the Accounting and Finance team for an organization of about 150 employees. This role is responsible for assisting in the general accounting function including monthly journal entries, accounts payable and royalties. The ability to work a hybrid schedule is required, working in the Princeton office at least 1 day on-site. Office days are flexible and in coordination with the manager.


Position Duties

  • Responsible for certain accounts payable functions including processing of all international payments (BACS payments & wire transfers) and providing additional AP support as needed.
  • Responsible for certain month end close procedures, i.e., journal entries, analysis, and account reconciliations. 
  • Responsible for certain royalty functions including reviewing and approving data in Biblio, processing sales files, monitoring the royalty’s mailbox, and processing royalty advances.
  • Responsible for filing and distributing year-end tax forms (1099s and 1042s).
  • Where applicable, identify areas to improve workflow and improve documentation. Assist management in implementing efficiencies and improvement measures.
  • Participate in special projects on an as needed basis.


Position Requirements
  • Accounting degree from a four-year college or university. Equivalent experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • Prior Accounting experience (internship/seasonal work) preferred.
  • Strong technical and analytical aptitude.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including intermediate/advanced Excel skills. Must be proficient in determining the excel formulas to be used to obtain specific results from large amounts of data. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics SL ERP system is a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, multi-task, and coordinate efforts across functions.
  • Demonstrated accuracy, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency across various modes of communication.
  • Capability to interact appropriately and respectfully with others.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in workload and to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all levels of colleagues.
  • Capacity to work independently for long periods of time.
  • A positive outlook, and proactive and efficient approach to handling tasks in a busy department. 
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration and commitment to professional codes of conduct; the Press’s may be accessed at https://press.princeton.edu/about/mission-values.

PUP is a strong advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university press community. Individuals who are members of groups underrepresented in academic publishing (which is, according to research by Lee & Low, historically a majority white, straight, cisgender, and nondisabled, neurotypical industry) are encouraged to apply. The Press provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package.


Base Salary: $45,000/year plus a comprehensive benefits package. Starting salary may be negotiable based on relevant skills and prior experience.


Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a cover letter* with salary requirements, and a résumé to PUP’s application website.

*Please include in your cover letter a description of what you are currently reading and what is on your “to read” list. Note that the cover letter is valued and reviewed closely as a writing sample and an assessment for communication skills.


Due to application volume, only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton University Press, visit http://press.princeton.edu/.