Job Req ID:  113193

Fund Accountant

We are seeking a Fund Accountant who will monitor and ensures compliance to the fund accounting, balance sheet management, and philanthropic funds processes for the School of Medicine.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities


  • Monitor all fund types to ensure appropriate and accurate accounting, balance sheet management, including philanthropic restricted funds.
  • Advise fund deployment opportunities and fund balance by source for spend opportunities.
  • Monitor balance sheet fund reconciliations to ensure deficits across funds do not exist. 


  • Apply understanding of JHU and SOM policy as well as GASB regulations around fund management.


  • Prepare financial statements and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist with budgeting, forecasting, long-range plans, and 'what-if' scenarios as needed.


  • Analyze financial statements and fund performance to inform fund balance and deployment decisions and perform reconciliations, report preparation, and analyses.


  • Manage the fund accounting, balance sheet management, and philanthropic funds processes.
  • Prepare balance sheet fund reconciliations, perform funds maintenance, prepare financial reports, and conduct analyses.

Problem Solving 

  • Ensure compliance to laws, regulations, and policies around funds management.
  • Alert leadership of potential fund balance issues and offer remediation strategies.

Thinking Critically

  • Identify spend opportunities and provide fund balance and fund deployment advice for leadership.
  • Suggest and implement enhancements to funds management and policies based on knowledge of the process and relevant compliance and other issues.


  • Ensure relevant stakeholders are aware of SOM and JHU policy as well as laws and regulations around fund management.


  • Partner with Manager of Business Ops; FP&A colleagues; Faculty Practice Colleagues; research colleagues; Department Directors, Administrators, and Staff; University Controller; JHHS/JHM colleagues

Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Understanding of and commitment to the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field with no experience OR Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with two years of progressively responsible related experience.
  • Additional education (related Master's degree) may substitute for required experience if bachelor's degree is in an unrelated field, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible financial and business operations experience, preferably in a large and complex organization.
  • Proven communication, organizational, and analytic skills in a complex organization.



Classified Title: Accountant 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Fund Accountant   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB  
Starting Salary Range: $45,700 - $80,000 Annually ($63,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.50 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Admin Finance Operations  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 



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.

EEO is the Law

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