Sr. Accountant

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 1 week ago


The Senior Accountant performs routine and complex accounting activities requiring knowledge of systems, independent judgment and an ability to respond accordingly. The ideal candidate will oversee activities on various accounts, analyze past and current data and prepare expense projections and operational forecasts. This individual assists with the annual external audit and quarterly trustee reporting. S/he is responsible for development, review and implementation of policies and procedures relating to joint venture accounting and reporting in the General Accounting department. S/he generates routine and ad hoc reports and conceptualizes projects through completion. S/he serves as a project lead for accounting projects and provides direction to less experienced staff concerning accounting issues. The ideal candidate should possess strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to the following;

  • Prepare selected footnotes to the annual audited financial statements of the University, as well as supporting schedules for the unaudited quarterly University and the monthly School of Medicine GAAP statements of materials for the quarterly Trustee Finance and Audit Committee meetings, as well as, other meetings

  • Review and analyze significant accounting transactions to ensure proper GAAP treatment which may require research of technical accounting literature

  • Review and analysis of each joint venture's monthly and quarterly financial reporting packages

  • Review and analysis of joint venture annual audited financial statements

  • Perform daily accounting functions including reviewing divisional journal entries to ensure proper posting in SAP

  • Review of GAAP reporting hierarchy in Analysis for responsible accounting areas

  • Prepare reconciliations of various SAP accounts and modules

  • Develop proficiency in relevant accounting and reporting pronouncements, most notably, The Not for Profit Presentation of Financial Statements Standard, Revenue Recognition Standard and Lease Accounting Standard

  • Serve on workgroups that will analyze requirements, communicate and implement these new standards

  • Provide excellent customer service to divisions, departments and faculty and provide information to JHU personnel in a prompt, accurate and cordial fashion

  • Execute various reports using the SAP Analysis reporting tool from the various reporting modules; such as Special Ledger, Funds Management, Controlling, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Grants Management


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or Related field required. Three years of progressively responsible related work experience required. If Bachelor's degree is in unrelated field, four years of progressively responsible experience is required.

  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. (18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).

  • Experience with various software applications (e.g. spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical and graphic packages), to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports. Proficiency in advanced Excel functions, Word, PowerPoint and various other applications.

  • Candidates with an Accounting degree are strongly preferred. CPA or CPA candidate is preferred. SAP experience is preferred.

Classified Title: Sr. Accountant

Working Title:

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick

Department name: 60007277-Financial Reporting-Joint Ventures & SOM

Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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