Job Opportunities

Staff Accountant

Description: Reporting to the CU Press Financial Manager, the Staff Accountant is responsible for all duties related to Royalty and Accounts Receivable departments.  The Staff Accountant is also responsible for a number of tasks in the General Accounting area, including but not limited to bank reconciliations and journal entries.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade: Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent combination of experience and education required.  Minimum of 2 years related experience in general accounting/bookkeeping and publishing.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications: Computer software knowledge: Proficiency in Microsoft suite including Excel, Word. Incumbent must be able to work in a deadline driven environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Acumen accounting system a plus.

All interested applicants should apply for this position through the university website at using requisition number 083224.


Paid Internships, per semester, up to 15 hours per week.

Columbia University Press is looking for interns to work in several departments including Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights or Marketing. You will have the opportunity to assist on a range of tasks relating to the publication of academic books in a variety of fields including literary studies, translation, journalism, social work, continental theory, film, food, and history. We’re looking for someone who is responsible, committed, detail oriented and has a career interest in publishing. This is a paid internship, which may also be eligible for course or program credit.

Please send a cover letter and resume, to:

Please specify in the subject which department you are interested in (Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights or Marketing.)