The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute of Human Virology (IHV) , is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to assist with the financial management of work largely associated with its international portfolio that primarily fund projects in multiple African countries. The incumbent will interact with a host of different people in Baltimore and Africa in order to effectively perform in this role. Additionally, the incumbent reviews and analyzes procurement and accounting transactions for multiple international grants; insuring completeness, internal accuracy, and conformance with inform accounting practices. This position requires at least 30% travel to field offices. This travel may happen independently or with a team.
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.
Manage complex, high-volume accounting projects in excess of $10M a year.
Download, compile, categorize, and manipulate the university's financial data using formulas and methods. Prepare, and distribute accurate, concise, well-organized, and timely financial reports, presentations, and financial information.
Review financial transactions for completeness and accuracy.
Ensure transactions comply with federal, grant, state and other standards.
Reconcile in country payroll accounting to make it sure it is in line with acceptable US and in- country payroll requirement and review monthly FTE allocations on a variety of funding sources.
Identify patterns, trends, and anomalies in order to make accurate year-end revenue, expense, and surplus/deficit projections.
Ensure that expenses are appropriately classified.
Indirectly supervise and mentor international accounting staff.
Work within tight deadlines to analyze and provide basic forecasts for areas such as salaries, fringe benefits, indirect cost recoveries for all funds as needed.
Compile, maintain, explain, report bi-weekly Sponsor pipeline and spend plan reports and annual expenditure analysis report.
Work with the in-country team to develop reporting by program area.
Implement, track, and report salary projections by employee vis-a-vis available grant and non-grant funding sources.
Interface with program managers in a team building, spirited way in order to explain complex, financial reports and to guide the program staff to use the financial reports as an accounting tool.
Approve in country procurements as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
Experience: Three (3) years of accounting related experience using general acceptable accounting principles.
Other: Related experience may be substituted for education.
Proficiency with ERP accounting systems.
Fluency in French.
Former experience working in Africa.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of best practices in field as well all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance.
Ability to research, compile, compare, forecast, and interpret facts and figures to make sound judgments based upon this knowledge.
Ability to effectively use analytical and organizational skills in order to carry out and follow through with complex assignments for which no clear precedents exist.
Ability to provide consulting advice and expertise both orally and in writing to clients, peers, subordinates, and management.
Ability to lead and participate in the development of policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate and interact with, as well as support effective partnerships with peers and subordinates.
Skill in serving as liaison with key external agencies, campuses, or other high-level contacts.
Proficiency with excel and accounting systems.
Skill in using PC applications for advanced analysis and useful reporting.
Ability to establish and communicate ongoing and new priorities and projects in order to meet scheduled deadlines in a changing environment.
Ability to reprioritize data as change warrants; ability to change.
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 - E1202E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute of Human Virology
Job Posting: Jun 9, 2020
Unposting Date: Jul 8, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 150201
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.