Title:  Accounting Specialist - Human Genome Sequencing Center

Division:  Human Genome Sequencing Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $54,950 - $72,497
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  11907


We are seeking an Accounting Specialist to participate in the financial management of the Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC), a world-class Research Center with an annual budget of $40 million per year. The Accounting Specialist will perform accounting duties for a department or section, including entering journal transactions, account reconciliation, and month-end processes. The ideal candidate will ensure that all transactions are made in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles: federal, state, and BCM guidelines. 

The ideal candidate is a strategic and energetic self-starter with advanced Microsoft Excel experience. The Accounting Specialist is able to handle projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, independently or in team, with an innovative approach.

Job Duties

  • Possesses advanced Microsoft Excel experience
  • Participates in month-end close processes, including SAP entries on strict timeline
  • Participates in monthly inventory and expense accrual process
  • Tracks logs and payments StatusMonthly Invoicing & maintenance of invoice
  • Monitors Funds Availability (FAB) and processes rebudget requests
  • Prepares & analyzes Monthly Balance Reports for non-grant accounts
  • Pulls and analyzes project-specific data from consolidated month-end data source (SSF data)
  • Supports the Sample Intake process – developing project costs, verifying funds availability, tracking approved samples
  • Supports PO – entry, follow-up and tracking
  • Processes Journal Vouchers
  • Completes accounting and finance transactions as needed 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Four years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field in lieu of two years of experience
  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel



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.