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Job Req ID:  94878


We are seeking an Accountant who is responsible for the analytical, statistical and accounting functions of Payroll Shared Services. This position applies an understanding of payroll regulations, accounting practices and data processing applications to ensure the accuracy and completeness of payroll financial data. It requires a demonstrated ability to identify and extract critical data elements for analysis and subsequent reporting to demonstrate compliance with internal and external policy and regulations. This position works in collaboration with internal users of SAP payroll data explaining accounting transactions, providing additional data when needed and resolving any issues and discrepancies that may exist.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform periodic internal audit and analysis of payroll processes and provide supporting statistics.
  • Provide payroll processing and backup assistance for weekly, bi-weekly and semimonthly payrolls.
  • High level garnishment compliance.
  • State tax compliance.
  • Perform routine to moderately complex analytical reviews and reconciliations.
  • Provide customer service support to the user community.
  • Assist in the creation and analysis of reports as needed.
  • Research transaction details for the user community.
  • Review and research large transactions on a routine basis.
  • Maintain support and documentation for various reporting needs.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field is required. If Bachelor’s Degree is in an unrelated field, two years of progressively responsible experience is required.
  • Additional education may be substituted for experience.*


* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. 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 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. 


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Incumbent should be knowledgeable of current rules and regulations pertinent to payroll, retirement and benefits and given the nature of the data, maintain confidentiality.
  • They must have an aptitude for numbers and math and an extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Excel and Work.
  • They must be able to work independently and with others, must have excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • They should be able to occasionally provide direction for payroll staff and part-time student help.


Classified Title: Accountant
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid, some onsite days required 
Department name: Payroll Shared Services  
Personnel area: University Administration 


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:
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.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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