We are seeking anAssistant Director General Accountingwho will be a member of the Controller's Office leadership team. S/he plans, organizes, leads and manages the accounting and financial reporting processes within the Controller's Office. S/he possesses strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.
The Assistant Director of General Accounting will be an individual with exceptional accounting skills who can serve as a key contributor to the finance team at the University. S/he will embrace collaboration and teamwork, transparency and open communication. S/he must work at the highest levels of integrity and honesty, and create strong and enduring collaborative relationships throughout the University. The Assistant Director will be an inclusive consensus-builder leading thoughtful discussions and involving others in the policy-making process as appropriate.
In support of the University's mission, s/he is responsible for developing, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures relating to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and fund accounting. S/he is responsible for the review of significant accounting transactions as well as the posting of the daily, monthly and quarterly GAAP journal entries.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Governance and compliance oversight for policies and procedures related to the chart of accounts and restricted funds management, as well as monitoring of fund balances at departmental and business area levels.
Responsible for the overall financial reporting for JHU, including any new accounting/reporting requirements.
Direct the preparation of the annual audited financial statements of the University as well as the unaudited quarterly University GAAP statements and the monthly School of Medicine GAAP Statements.
Consult with external auditors on accounting and reporting assist in the preparation and review of materials for the quarterly Trustee Finance and Audit Committee meetings.
Research technical accounting issues.
Develop and implement policies and procedures related to GAAP Accounting for areas under responsibility.
Provide input and information needed for project teamwork related to ERP system enhancements, upgrades and replacements.
Manage the day-to-day accounting functions for responsible areas. including oversight of divisional journal entries to ensure proper posting in SAP.
Review of monthly and quarterly reconciliations of various SAP accounts and modules.
Review of GAAP reporting hierarchy in BW for responsible accounting areas.
Prepare and review PowerPoint presentations for trustee meetings or other adhoc assignments.
Provide excellent customer service to divisions, departments and faculty and provide information to JHU personnel in a prompt, accurate and cordial fashion.
Supervise, manage, develop, coach and mentor staff.
Other duties as assigned by the Sr. Director of General Accounting or the Controller.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Collaborating with peers, colleagues and staff.
Ability to prioritize work and ensure projects are completed on time.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
Strong Excel/PowerPoint experience.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field.
Seven to ten years of progressively responsible related work experience preferably in an external financial reporting function at a not-for-profit institution including managing and interacting with external auditors.
Classified Title: Assistant Director General Accounting Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PH Starting Salary Range: Min $113,170 - Max $198,110 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick Department name: General Accounting Personnel area: University Administration
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