The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Office of Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance (SPAC) is currently seeking an Accountant I . Under direct supervision, the Accountant I performs a variety of routine communication which require the application of accounting theory and practices. The task include, but are not limited to contacting departments about report status, running reports and queries for teams, creating support schedules for fringe benefit, effort reporting and facility and administrative cost projects.
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 with 11 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: Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Knowledge, Leadership, Communication, & Work/Life Balance.
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 entry level professional accounting work such as performing and reviewing reconciliations, journal entries, preparing working papers, schedules and reports to support the effort reporting system for accuracy and appropriate application of policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.
Assists with processing campus wide transfers of payroll charges.
Assists with preparation of reports for campus distribution.
Supports preparation of various schedules, exhibits, and summaries to support the University's Facilities and Administrative Cost Rate proposal, and fringe benefit rate proposal.
Assists with the examination of a variety of accounting documents to verify accuracy of computations.
Provides assistance to staff as needed and directed.
Assists with the preparation of accounting reports utilizing manual methods and/or computer software.
Backup the coordination of clerical work for a department. Plans work flow of assigned clerical tasks or function.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field with a minimum of nine (9) credits in Accounting.
Working knowledge of and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Ability to apply basic analytical skills; to operate manual and automated office equipment, personal computers and financial software to input data; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to prepare and present working papers and supporting documentation.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $40,000-$46,000
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.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - N10An1
Employee Class : Non-Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance
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.