Senior Accountant, Tax

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Date Posted October 14, 2020
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Senior Accountant, Tax

General Summary/Purpose:

Johns Hopkins University is one of the world's leading research universities, with an annual budget that exceeds $4 billion. The institution is comprised of approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students and 17,600 graduate students across 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels. The mission of the University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

The Johns Hopkins University Tax Office reports through the Controller to the University's senior leadership. The Tax Office is responsible for all the institution's domestic and international tax matters and is an integral member of this high-performing, client-focused team.

The Tax Office is looking for a motivated individual to fill the role of Senior Accountant. This individual will serve on a collaborative, collegial team that is responsible for ensuring the University's compliance in matters related to its domestic and international tax obligations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This individual will bring with them knowledge of accounting principles and tax laws, particularly tax laws related to tax-exempt organizations.

In addition to this knowledge, this individual should demonstrate high levels of competency with Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Excel when performing specific duties and responsibilities, along with familiarity in navigating tax and accounting software. Communication is an integral skill in this role, with regular written and oral communication needed, including the need to explain complex tax topics to individuals outside of the Tax Office who may not be familiar with the tax laws and related concepts. This individual is flexible and easily able to adapt to accomplish management's priorities and goals.

The Senior Accountant will be expected to contribute to:




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Any Specific Physical Requirements for the job: No

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Budget Authority: None

Classified Title: Sr. Accountant
Working Title: Senior Accountant, Tax
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am. - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick
Department name: 10001590-University Tax
Personnel area: University Administration

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.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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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