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Requisition Number 17-0214
Post Date 10/3/2017
Title Accounting Assistant
City Baltimore
State MD

Far-distant galaxies from the beginning of time. Fiery stars born in clouds of gas and dust. You've seen the pictures; now be a part of the history. Join the team that operates and manages the Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. Experience the wonder of 21st century space exploration in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. The Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, Md., is seeking an Accounting Assistant to support the Accounting Department (Business Resource Center Division).

This position will perform a variety of administrative accounting functions and works closely with both staff and Division Management. The position is a three year contract including comprehensive benefits and possibility for contract extension. Primary responsibilities include timely and accurate:

• Invoice payment processing and verification

• Check request processing

• Travel authorizations and expense report processing

• Check writing and EFT remittance preparation

• Vendor maintenance and vendor statement research

• Research and response to customer inquiries

• Reconciliations of General Ledger accounts related to Accounts Payable


This position requires:

  • Initiative and the regular exercise of independent judgment in a complex environment
  • A thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures
  • Strong organizational  and analytical skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • A proven ability to perform a variety of clerical, accounting, and administrative duties
  • The ability to work independently
  • The ability to perform general mathematical calculations
  • Basic computer proficiency including experience with MicroSoft Word and Excel
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Good working knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Building and maintaining respectful and effective working relationships with managers and staff
  • A strong customer service orientation

    It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate have:

  • Previous experience with Deltek’s CostPoint accounting system
  • 2-4 years of previous Accounts Payable experience

    STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating environment. Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application, attach a resume in the "Resume Upload Section."Please include job #17-0214 in the filename. Resumes received by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration. Successful candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check.

    Committed to the benefits of diversity, we strongly encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.




  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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