Job Purpose Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
The College of Education is seeking a Budget Specialist to provide accounting and budget support to the College of Education.
Description Review, monitor and report all financial data for the College of Education state, self-support, agency and grant budgets. Assist the College of Education Deans, faculty and staff with financial and budget processes. This includes submitting required paperwork for payroll and financial services, placing orders, processing registrations, memberships, student hiring process and other related functions. Maintain financial tracking systems for data such as faculty additional compensation, contingent contracts, travel, professional development, student employees, grants, faculty and staff payroll, research projects and TU Foundation accounts. Monitor and report financial data for College of Education programs such as the Teacher Academy of Maryland, The Maryland Writing Project, University Childcard Center, Educators Rising, research projects, and TU Foundation projects such as France Merrick and Kahlert funds. Enter budget transfers, journal entries, budget amendments, reallocations, interdepartmental transfers, and on line invoices for special programs. Review and monitor TU Foundation College of Education accounts, process required forms for expenditures and work with faculty for required processes for the TU Foundation. Monitor grant budgets, work with grant PI's to process paperwork for expenses, assist in budget reports and student scholarship paperwork.
Three years of accounting experience.
Detail oriented in accounting and budgeting.
Experience in processing financial reports, using accounting software and proficient in using Microsoft Office.
Interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Knowledge and experience with the State of Maryland and University System of Maryland financial process.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.
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Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.