Job Req ID:  113837

Accountant II

We are seeking a staff Accountant II who performs routine accounting activities requiring knowledge of systems, independent judgment and an ability to respond accordingly. This role prepares, maintains, reviews, and analyzes bank reconciliation activity on various domestic accounts for current and past data. Assists with the annual external audit relating to cash reconciliations. The accountant tracks items in the bank statements and confirms all of them; for items that do not reconcile with the bank statements, resolution efforts are performed. This position assists the Sr. Accountant with policies and procedures relating to bank reconciliations and reporting in the General Accounting department as well as generates routine and ad hoc reports and conceptualizes projects and follows through. This individual will possess strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation reports regarding all cash deposits to the bank(s)
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts to sub-ledgers and resolve moderately complex discrepancies.
  • Perform daily accounting functions including reviewing bank GL account to ensure proper posting in SAP.
  • Prepare reconciliations of various SAP cash accounts.
  • Provide excellent customer service to divisions, departments and faculty and provide information to JHU personnel in a prompt, accurate and cordial fashion.
  • Work with the manager and bank reconciliation team on developing and implementing strategies to streamline bank reconciliation processes.
  • 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 Other duties as assigned.
    Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or Related field required.
  • Two years of progressively responsible related work experience required.
  • If Bachelor's Degree is in unrelated field, three years of progressively responsible experience is required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula*
  • Proficiency in advanced Excel functions, Word, PowerPoint and various other applications



Classified Title: Accountant II 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC  
Starting Salary Range: $53,300 - $93,500 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday/ 8:30 am- 5:30 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/JH at Keswick 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Cash Accounting  
Personnel area: University Administration 



Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information
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Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon 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.

Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week