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
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