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).
At this position, you will perform 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. Your responsibilities:
Invoice payment processing and verification Check request processing Travel authorizations and expense report processing Automated check processing 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
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 Ability to perform a variety of clerical, accounting, and administrative duties Work independently as well as in a team environment Capable of performing general mathematical calculations Basic computer proficiency including experience with MicroSoft Word and Excel Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing Good working knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation Building and maintaining supportive and effective working relationships with managers and staff A strong customer service orientation Previous experience with Deltek’s CostPoint accounting system is a plus 2-4 years of previous Accounts Payable experience
At STScI you will get an excellent benefits package, competitive salaries, and a stimulating environment. To apply:
Complete an on-line application through our website at: www.stsci.edu/opportunities. Please include # 02850 in the file name. If you apply by June 22, 2018, your resume will receive full consideration.
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2-4 years of previous Accounts Payable experience
Internal Number: 02850
About Space Telescope Science Institute
We are the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. We help humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives.
Founded in 1982, we have helped guide the most famous observatory in history, the Hubble Space Telescope. Since its launch in 1990, we have performed the science operations for Hubble. We also lead the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018. We will perform science operations for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, in formulation for launch in the mid-2020s. We also contribute to other NASA missions and work with various international partners. Our staff conducts world-class scientific research, engineering, and mission support; our Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes holds and disseminates data from over 20 astronomical missions; and we bring science to the world through internationally recognized news, education, and public outreach programs. We value our diverse workforce and civility in the workplace, and seek to be an example for others to follow.