The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is currently recruiting for a Senior Accountant . This position performs advanced level review and complex analysis of pre and post grant and non-grant accounting transactions to ensure completeness and accuracy as well as adhere to standards for the Institute of Human Virology. In order to be successful, the incumbent will need to be a team player who has a high level of organizational talent and is able to maintain an attention to detail and who has an ability to follow through on tasks and outstanding items.
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.
Serve as lead department accountant for the Baltimore operations.
Define and monitor critical path activities, resolve issues and escalate complex matters as needed to the appropriate contact(s).
Create, maintain, and explain financial reports for each assigned funding source. These include reports for sponsored and non-sponsored funds. Reports also include projections and support and may include reconciliation of advance payments to actual expenses.
Report on sponsor payments and intervene when needed to make collections. Compile, maintain, explain, required sponsor reports and invoices by the required deadline. Maintain support documentation for invoices.
Work closely with program managers and grants and contracts pre-award teams in order to ensure deliverables are met. Verify accuracy of transactions and uniform application of policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.
Implement, track, and report salary projections by employee vis-a-vis available grant and non-grant funding sources.
Receive, analyze, adjust, and prepare various internal/external financial ledgers, schedules, exhibits and summaries along with any assigned databases utilized for financial reporting. Work on close out activities as needed.
Interface with program managers in order to explain financial reports and to guide the staff to use the financial reports for decision making purposes.
Work with principal investigators, faculty, or staff members to identify potential ledger discrepancies between the financial system and departmental records, providing statistical information to isolate these areas and recommend new procedures to prevent deviations or undesirable accounting trends.
Monitor and delegate budgetary transactions (i.e., payroll, accounts receivable, forecasts).
Identify trends and develop solutions for processes that have adverse impact on departmental records. Serve as subject matter expert for accounting system upgrades and changes.
Performs 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
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 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.
Skill in serving as liaison with key external agencies, campuses, or other contacts.
Skill in using PC applications, in particular, MS Excel, MS Word, 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: Nov 16, 2020
Unposting Date: Dec 8, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 161381
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.