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 for identifying and applying payments of outstanding accounts receivable dollars from the existing sponsor base and all other aspects of Accounts Receivable, resolving customer payment problems and reducing accounts receivable delinquency. Traces, locates and contacts individuals or organizations to identify money on all types of university accounts.
UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program, effective on your date of hire. Non-exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that starts with 11 days of vacation accrued per year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and time for community service; comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).
***Partial Telework Allowed***
***This position is eligible for a $1,500 sign-on bonus. *Half will be paid within the first 30 days of employment, and half will be paid upon successful completion of probation. Current UMB employees are not eligible for the sign-on bonus.***
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.
Performs entry level professional accounting work such as performing and reviewing reconciliations, journal entries, preparing working papers, schedules and reports to support the accuracy and appropriate application of policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.
Review award documentation to identify key data elements, award terms and conditions and invoicing and reporting requirements. Ensure information is reflected accurately in the financial system.
Under direction of a Financial Accountant identify sponsored projects that require invoicing and financial reporting. Complete invoicing and financial report in compliance with the terms and conditions stated in award documents and ensure deadlines are met.
Review accounting entries for compliance with applicable grant and contract terms, Federal and State regulations and University policies and procedures.
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.
Identifies and posts customer payments in accordance with payment due dates.
Backup the coordination of clerical work for a department. Plans work flow of assigned clerical tasks or function.
Making outbound communication with departments and outside clients in a professional manner while keeping and improving customer relations.
Applying good customer service in a timely manner.
Identify issues attributing to account delinquency and discuss them with management.
Review and monitor assigned accounts.
Compiles data and prepares monthly activity reports for management.
Uses computer terminal to access database for obtaining account status or entering data on assigned accounts; verifies accuracy before and after entry.
Provides assistance to staff as needed and directed.
Assists with the preparation of accounting reports utilizing manual methods and/or computer software.
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.
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.
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.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $51,000 - $53,000
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.
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.