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Accountant - Office of Advancement

Bowie State University
Bowie, MD

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Regular (PIN)



Salary Range:

$70,000 - $80,000

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Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Processing journal entries into general ledger and subsidiary ledgers, on a weekly basis. Reviewing journal entries for accuracy and corrects inconsistencies.
  • Performs monthly account reconciliations (i.e., cash, investments, payables). Reviews accounts for accuracy and corrects inconsistencies in financial entries, documents and reports, as needed.
  • Researches and compiles financial data required to produce monthly
  • (i.e., Actual vs Budget) and periodic financial reports.
  • Supports accounts payable process. Processes online ACH-Wire transactions, on a weekly basis.
  • Supports cash receipts process. Reviews and closes Advance batches as needed
  • Supports grant process, by providing financial data and progress reports.
  • Participates in monthly and annual closing process
  • Facilitates annual audit process by generating audit schedules and assists in responding to auditor’s inquires.
  • Performs other duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field of study


  • A minimum of two (2) years in relevant experience in accounting or business

Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

  • Aptitude in accounting and GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles),
  • Proficient with technology-accounting software, excel, Outlook, Teams or Zoom Communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Problem solving

Conditions of Employment :

Please be advised, COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged but not required for eligible faculty and staff employed by Bowie State University. This protocol may be subject to change.

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The Accountant is responsible for performing accounting tasks that aid in maintaining Bowie State University Foundation’s (BSUF) accounting and financial reporting functions. The Accountant will apply knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) to prepare detailed financial reports and schedules, reconcile accounts as well as maintain grant ledgers.

BSU offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 13 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

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Bowie State University, a member of the University System of Maryland (USM), is a regional, comprehensive, and historically black university. The University offers an array of baccalaureate and masters degree programs and a doctorate in education. Located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, the University includes a diverse faculty and student population.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,400 students, along with faculty and staff, come from many ethnic backgrounds. The University boasts a pastoral campus that is both serene and beautiful. With seven residence halls, the University is a hub of 24/7 undergraduate life, yet it also offers convenient evening classes and online courses to serve employed professionals seeking to move ahead in their vocations.

Bowie State upholds the System’s mission of providing high-caliber, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. In addition to its 25 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 30 master's, doctoral, and advanced certification programs. Its advanced research facilities include one of the world's 100 most powerful supercomputers and a satellite operations control center managed in conjunction with NASA

We invite you to take a closer look at Bowie State; you will like what you see.



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