The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance (SPAC) is currently recruiting for a SPAC Accounting Analyst . This position involves sponsored projects accounting and compliance functions such as analyzing, monitoring, preparing, invoicing, and reporting. Assists campus with sponsored projects management by developing resources and providing training.
This position accomplishes responsibilities by applying specialized and theoretical knowledge, principles, and concepts of sponsored projects accounting. Utilizes independent judgment and exercises discretion. Resolves significant matters on behalf of management. Contributes to development and evaluation of sponsored projects goals and objectives.
The ideal candidate will personally connect with the Administration and Finance Guiding Principles which closely mirror UMB's core values: Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Knowledge, Leadership, Communication, & Work/Life Balance.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and 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.
Review financial data for accuracy and clarity. Collaborate with management and internal/external partners to support University goals and objectives.
Reviews award documentation to identify key data elements, award terms, and conditions, invoicing, and reporting requirements. Ensure information is reflected accurately in the financial system.
Interprets reports to identify sponsored projects that require invoicing and reporting. Complete invoicing and financial report in compliance with the terms and conditions stated in award documents and ensure deadlines are met.
Review accounting entries for compliance with applicable grant and contract terms, regulations, and policies and procedures.
Identifies and investigates compliance deficiencies. Conduct budget, financial, and/or fiscal reviews and make recommendations.
Maintains performance compliance with University policies and procedures regarding internal, business, fiscal, and operational accountability and compliance.
Evaluate financial scope and objectives. Perform testing to accomplish reviews and special projects. Assisting campus departments to correct identified deficiencies as needed.
Conduct budget, financial, and fiscal reviews.
Support management with special projects and workflow process improvements.
Assists in coordination of responses to internal or external agencies, including site visits, desk reviews, and audits.
Develop an understanding of contract, grant and cooperative agreement terms and conditions, as well as other administrative rules, cost principles and regulations under OMB' Uniform Guidance, the FAR and the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education : Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration.
Experience: Two (2) years of financial or management accounting, budget, auditing, assessment of internal controls, financial analysis, post-award accounting, or lifecycle research administration experience.
OR One (1) year of direct sponsored projects accounting. Higher education experience preferred.
Other: No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Fundamental knowledge, concepts, and principles of sponsored projects and applicable regulations.
Fundamental skills in budget, financial, and fiscal analysis. Ability to organize, prioritize, and execute multiple assignments. Familiar with financial databases and related technology. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Demonstrated ability to implement novel ideas and incorporate methodologies into processes, as well as the ability to identify areas for development and improvement in the operation and the organization.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1254D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance
Job Posting: Mar 9, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 168241
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.