Title:  Accountant

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $51,256 - $70,733
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  9445


The Accountant performs complex accounting duties for a large department. This position compiles and analyzes financial reports; prepares expense projections, and operational forecasts. Additionally, the Accountant uses SAP, PeopleSoft, QlikView, Hyland OnBase, and advanced excel skills to monitor and report trends, identify, and fix errors to accounts throughout the year. This position will also be responsible for gathering and organizing data for the yearly operating budget. 

Job Duties

  • Financial Analysis and Reporting (45%):
    • Analyzes and integrates information, and designs and creates accurate and timely reports that add value to the management of the Department of Pediatrics – Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers operations.
    • Advises and applies GAAP to specialized areas to properly report out on financial conditions.
    • Designs financial reporting to meet the compliance needs of internal and external users.
    • Extracts and consolidates data from multiple sources.
    • Works with Department Administrator and Business Operations Manager on preparing Baylor’s Phase I annual cross departmental budget and Phase II budget that incorporates TCH funding sources building budget models that roll up to a College-wide budget.
  • Financial methods & systems (5%):
    • Contributes to the planning and improvement of practices, processes and systems.
    • Collaborates with all levels of internal and external contacts to carry out department goals.
    • Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management.
  • Accounting and Reconciliation (45%):
    • Accurately records enterprise or subsystem transactions and verifies other entries are recorded correctly to ensure accuracy of balance sheets, income statements, and other financial activities.
    • Performs complex multi-system reconciliations; navigates through multiple complex systems and reporting tools to independently investigate and resolve routine and non-routine discrepancies.
    • Applies and adjusts entries to the general ledger or subsystems and ensures adherence to GAAP, regulatory requirements and financial reporting considerations.
    • Communicates effectively at all levels and applies sound judgment when handling sensitive information.
  • Strategic Resource and Compliance (5%):
    • Translates department finance goals into objectives.
    • Identifies, and raises potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas and solutions.
    • Identifies the appropriate stakeholders to include in consultations, communications, approvals and implementing changes.
    • Implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively and maintain good working relationships with all levels of management and customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage and prioritize large volumes of data and information.
  • Self-directed and able to work independently and under pressure, meeting tight deadlines.
  • Strong identification and problem-solving skills, oriented to customer service.
  • Accepts challenges, identifies needs and works voluntarily on new projects.
  • Attentive to detail, centered, complete and precise.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.