Senior Accountant

The iconic front steps of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

The Senior Accountant will perform day-to-day general ledger activities with an emphasis on maintaining endowment schedules and analysis, along with grant reporting and billing.  This position will report to the Controller with a dotted line to the Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis. 

The Senior Accountant will also be responsible for: 

  • Maintaining grant reporting, tracking, and payment requests 
  • Maintaining investment and endowment schedules including reconciling statements monthly and calculating the annual spending rate
  • Completing account reconciliations and analysis 
  • Preparing monthly/yearly journal entries including analyzing information received 
  • Preparing weekly cash forecast/projections 
  • Filing US Department of Commerce/Capital Expenditure census reports 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, accounting, or related field
  • Five or more years of experience in accounting and finance in progressively responsible positions 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize
  • Must be detail-oriented, analytical, proactive, and a team player 
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply

Status:  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday

Benefits Information
The Franklin Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, and disability coverage. We also offer generous Paid Time Off, paid holidays, and numerous wellness program benefits.

Please visit our Careers page or contact (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). We look forward to hearing from you!

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or protected veteran status.