Accounting Specialist
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

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Accounting Specialist
The Finance & Accounting Department is seeking an Accounting Specialist who will report to the Manager of Finance Operations and will work across all aspects of Johns Hopkins University Press' Financial Department. This role will assist in financial reporting, payables, cash, and budgeting of all associated business functions (Books, Journals, Project MUSE, Distribution) to support ongoing operations across the Press. This position works collaboratively and develops close relationships with peers in the finance department, staff at JHU Press, vendors, and University's Administration staff.

Johns Hopkins University Press is driven by its vision of a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person. Each day, we work to keep our core values in mind. These values include honoring every person's inherent dignity as human beings; welcoming bursts of creativity and new ideas that ignite ingenuity and propel us forward; publishing courageously and giving voice to groundbreaking ideas; and collaborating deeply with stakeholders to achieve common goals. These values set the expectations for every staff member.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly financial dashboards for dissemination to management
  • Create data file extracts and manipulate data to prepare for general ledger uploads
  • Complete journal voucher entries and corrections to the general ledger
  • Initiate monthly financial report extracts for review and analysis
  • Track and reconcile purchase card payments
  • Assist in creation of budget reports, track budget expenditures, and assist with fiscal year close
  • Establish, deactivate, and maintain accounts and reports in finance database
  • Communicate with banks, general accounting, and other internal and external staff and vendors as needed to identify, research and resolve problems or discrepancies
  • Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets and relational databases, to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports
  • Assist in the reconciliation of various general ledger accounts
  • Stand-in for other positions in department in case of long-term absence or departure
  • Assist in training new and temporary or seasonal staff and teammates in secondary responsibilities
  • Initiate payment requests in accounts payable and troubleshoot vendor set-up issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • High School Diploma/ GED required
  • Two years related work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or related field
  • Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with peers, staff, and external customers
  • Ability to prioritize work so processes are completed on a timely basis
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Exemplify Johns Hopkins core values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, and Diversity
  • Unfailing discretion and integrity; excellent judgment; respect for the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • High energy level, creativity, enthusiasm and passion for working in complex environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite of products a must. Knowledge of SAP or TMS systems a plus

Classified Title: Accounting Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE
Starting Salary Range: $17.59 - $24.80/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: Press Finance Accounting
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

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.

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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