The Senior Accountant performs routine and complex accounting activities requiring knowledge of systems, demonstrates independent judgment and an ability to respond accordingly. S/he oversees activities on various accounts, analyzes past and current data and prepares expense projections and operational forecasts. S/he 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 and follows through. S/he serves as a project lead for accounting projects and provides direction to less experienced staff concerning accounting issues. S/he possesses strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to the Following;
Prepare the monthly School of Medicine GAAP financial statements package and record required journal entries
Assist with variance analysis of fluctuations to budget and prior year
Prepare selected footnotes to the annual audited financial statements of the University, as well as supporting schedules for the unaudited quarterly University financial statements
Assist in the preparation 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
Participate in the review and analysis of each joint venture’s monthly and quarterly financial reporting packages and annual audited financial statements, if applicable
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, Not for Profit Presentation of Financial Statements, Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting 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
Work with and mentor staff accountants
Develop, document, implement and maintain department policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field
Three to five years of progressively responsible related work experience
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 strongly preferred
CPA or CPA candidate preferred
SAP experience preferred
Classified Title: Sr. Accountant Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $59,000 - $81,000 annually 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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