Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Accountant.  The position is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Finance.  The Office of Financial Services administers all College Financial Information.

The position is responsible for the completion of a variety of accounting tasks using an integrated accounting system. Applies generally accepted accounting principles and procedures in working with accounting records and reports.  Assembles, reconciles and analyzes data and transactions, prepares statements and reports.

Required qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, plus one to three years’ experience in an accounting office setting.    Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to operate efficiently with multiple tasks assigned, and must be highly organized with an attention for detail and confidentiality.  Experience in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel is necessary; knowledge of Ellucian or experience with other mainframe software a plus.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


Posted 9/25/2019