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Accountant - Office of the Controller

Bowie State University
Bowie, MD

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$70,000 - $80,000

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Duties and Responsibilities :

Responsible for reconciling expenditures between the State accounting system and the internal accounting system on a monthly basis. Assist with preparation of annual financial statements, financial schedules and reports for yearend and monthly closing for all financial systems. Maintain the debt schedules, leases, and file Amusement Tax forms. Compile and record monthly chargebacks and tuition remission. Prepare and enter financial transactions into accounting system. Reconcile other account activity. Analyze transactions for appropriateness and correctness. Assist with maintaining files for financial reports and entries and perform other related duties as assigned.


Bachelors degree in Accounting or related subject required.


Two (2) years of experience as an accountant or related position required.. Experience should include reconciliations, use of computer spreadsheets and word-processing software. Experience in Oracle, Workday accounting software or the equivalent is a plus.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

Requires a workable knowledge and understanding of basic accounting principles and accounting systems and methods of reconciling. Requires a good aptitude for math, an ability to analyze and classify accounting transactions, and a general knowledge of accounting and the principles and practices of auditing. Also requires an ability to multi-task and prioritizes duties as necessary. Skills to analyze, research, and solve problems independently. Possesses proficient skills in computer spreadsheets including Excel and Pivot Tables, and Microsoft Word are required. Must have good organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must work well with others.

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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Union Position.

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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