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Staff Accountant

Job Details

Princeton NJ - Princeton, NJ
Optional Work from Home
Full Time
$60,000.00 Salary/year

Princeton University Press (PUP), one of the top academic publishers, seeks a 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 receivables and the inventory function. The incumbent must be able to cope with and effectively manage a changing environment.  They must be comfortable working in a team environment while being self-motivated. This candidate will also possess the ability to interact with a diversity of individuals, work independently, maintain confidentiality, and the desire to take on new challenges. This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits and may be 100% remote, hybrid, or in-office at the Princeton office. PUP is a staff choice organization and defers to employees on their work location preference.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Maintains inventory function, which includes the Microsoft Dynamics SL modules of Purchasing, Order Management, Inventory, and Project Management.
  •  Assists in the month end close procedures, i.e. journal entries, analysis and account reconciliations.  This includes the work in process to inventory process.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly financial statements, annual reports and ad hoc reports and analysis as needed.
  • Maintain the account receivable function including, but not limited to: Inventory accounts receivable, billing and subsidies.
  • Supports the account payable function as needed.
  • Assists departments with accounting issues and various analyses and provide monthly reporting to compare actual spending vs budget.
  • 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

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an accounting position.
  • Accounting degree from a four-year college or university preferred but not required, or equivalent experience.
  • Audit experience is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all levels of colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration, and commitment to professional codes of conduct; the Press’s may be accessed at


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 industry) are encouraged to apply. The Press provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package and is located in a historic building on Princeton University’s campus that is walking distance from downtown Princeton with easy car access to Route 1 and walking distance from the Princeton train station.


Base Salary: $60,000/year plus extensive 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, via the application website.

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


Due to application volume, only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton University Press, visit



Princeton University Press is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.