The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance (SPAC) is currently seeking an Accounting Analyst. Under direct supervision, the Accounting Analyst performs a variety of routine communication which require the application of accounting theory and practices. This position will be a customer service liaison for the relationship between the Sponsor and the school's various departments in the area of financial invoicing and reporting. Tasks include, but are not limited to preparing invoices, contacting departments about report status', interpreting sponsor's financial terms, reconciling sponsors award accounts, running reports and queries, and creating support schedules.
The Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance (SPAC) serves as a resource and partner to departmental administrators and researchers in all aspects of post-award financial administration. The Office provides accounting and compliance support to the departments who are responsible for sponsored project execution and the day-to-day financial administration of the award.
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which 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.
The ideal candidate will personally connect with the Administration and Finance Guiding Principles which closely mirror UMB's core values: Respect and Integrity, Well-Being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Performs reviews and analyzes sponsored projects accounting and compliance ensuring completeness, internal accuracy, and conformance with uniform general acceptable accounting practices (GAAP).
Maintains performance compliance with University policies and procedures regarding internal, business, fiscal, and operational accountability and compliance. Review accounting entries for compliance with applicable grant and contract terms, regulations, and policies and procedures and conformance with uniform general acceptable accounting practices (GAAP). Identifies and investigates compliance deficiencies. Conduct budget, financial, and/or fiscal reviews and make recommendations.
Review financial data for accuracy and clarity. Collaborate with management and internal/external partners to support University goals and objectives.
Administers and maintains assigned accounts to verify accuracy of transactions and uniform application of policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.
Examine and ensure integrity/reliability of the financial accounting system. Work with principal investigators, faculty, or staff members to identify potential ledger discrepancies between financial system and SPAC records, providing statistical information to isolate these areas and recommending new procedures to prevent deviations or undesirable accounting trends.
Understand 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. Receives, analyzes, and prepares various internal/external financial ledgers, schedules, exhibits and summaries along with any assigned databases utilized for financial reporting.
Evaluate financial scope and objectives. Perform complex testing to accomplish reviews and special projects. Provide campus SPACs to correct identified deficiencies as needed.
Adhere to unit and project activities under prescribed schedule.
Utilized quantitative and qualitative approaches to develop financial forecast performance.
Conduct budget, financial, and fiscal reviews.
Assists in coordination of responses to internal or external agencies, including site visits, desk reviews, and audits. Support management with special projects and workflow process improvements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
Experience: Two (2) years of financial or management analysis, accounting, budget, auditing, assessment of internal controls or financial analysis.
One (1) year direct sponsored projects analysis or accounting or post-award accounting or lifecycle research administration preferably in higher education environment.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.
Hiring Range: Mid 50's to Low 60's (Commensurate with education and experience)
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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
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.