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Staff Accountant I
CHOP | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Staff Accountant I performs professional accounting duties for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation and Controlled Affiliates.

Job Responsibilities

Transaction Processing

  • Prepare and understand journal entries.
  • Journal entries are entered into the general ledger system within 5 business days.
  • Review all posted entries into the general ledger to ensure accuracy.
  • Analyze general ledger accounts; reconcile assigned accounts on a monthly basis.   

Internal Control

  • Ensure accurate interfaces (accounts payable, payroll, billing, asset management, etc.).
  • Prepare monthly account and bank reconciliations for assigned accounts within 10 business days.
  • Investigate and correct all variances uncovered during reconciliations.


Annual Audit and Tax filings

  • Support a clean monthly, quarter and annual close. 
  • Support a clean audit and tax process.


Excellent Customer Service

  • Ensure emails and phone calls are responded to within 1 business day.
  • Work professionally with other departments.
  • Assist operations with all accounting and finance needs, such as reporting or training.


Complete annual goals, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations


Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors in Accounting


Required Experience: 0-3 years of accounting experience, hospital preferred.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Proficient in the use of Excel.
  • Strong analytical & computer skills.

About CHOP

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.

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