Accounting Assistant

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD. 21287
  • Jan 12, 2023
Full time Accounting

Job Description

The Tax Office is looking for an Accounting Assistant (Tax Intern) to participate in a five-month tax internship from January 1, 2023 – May 31, 2023. This individual will serve on a collaborative, collegial team that is responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with matters related to its domestic and international tax obligations.


Johns Hopkins University is one of the world’s leading research universities, with annual operating revenues exceeding $7 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, masters 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 Chief Financial Officer and is an integral member of this high performing, client focused team.

The tax internship will allow an individual to gain familiarity with the various tax reporting requirements of a global enterprise and an understanding of how an internal tax department operates and functions. The Tax Intern will have exposure to a variety of different tax compliance filings including, but not limited to, payroll tax, sales tax, not-for-profit informational reporting and unrelated business income tax. The Tax Intern will support these efforts by compiling financial information, preparing report reconciliations and summarizing incoming data from across the University. The ideal candidate will bring attention to detail and a willingness to learn to the role.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Classifies and analyzes accounting transactions requiring knowledge of accounting practices, procedures, and systems.
  • Analyzes certain expense activities.
  • Prepares excel spreadsheets to summarize K-1 unrelated business income transactions.
  • Reconciles information for preparation of tax forms.
  • Verifies information and accuracy of information reported through correspondence with departmental administrators
  • Documents information obtained through analysis and inquiries.
  • Applies knowledge of applicable tax laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Six months related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate/graduate accounting, finance, business or related program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in preparing worksheets using Microsoft Excel features.

Classified Title: Accounting Assistant    
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OC  
Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$19.90 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M-W 19 hours varies 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/JH at Keswick 
Department name: ​​​​​​​University Tax  
Personnel area: University Administration 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: