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Finance Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 113085
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Finance Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ENGR-Civil-Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT), a research center established in 1998 within the Civil Engineering Department and part of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, is looking to hire a Finance Coordinator. The duties of the position are as follows:

• Responsible for accounting, analysis, reporting, and close-out of research and other departmental accounts.

• Ensure that expenditures on accounts are in compliance with campus and sponsor regulations/policies, including in the areas of purchasing, personnel, and travel.

• Utilize BA3 accounting system to enter budgets, encumber payroll and expense transactions, post monthly transactions, and produce summary reports.

• Meet with investigators and administrators to review and discuss accounts and develop plans for spending.

• Serve as liaison to University business offices and sponsor personnel regarding account expenses, and resolve any questions or issues that arise.

• Support research proposal preparation and submission of state and federal grants and contracts.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Baccalaureate degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

• Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of experience.
• Associate Degree and four (4) years of experience.
HSD or GED and six (6) years of experience.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;

• Possess analytical skills to review expenditures and revenues and, prepare financial expenditure forecasts.

• Proficient in organizing and executing multiple assignments under specific time constraints.


• Knowledge of University of Maryland policies and procedures in the areas of travel, personnel, and purchasing.

• Experience with BA3 (Department’s Shadow Accounting System), and KFS (University’s Official Accounting System).

• Experience with COEUS desirable.

• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly excel.

• Demonstrated attention to detail and proactive work style.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/16/2017
Closing Date: 09/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/01/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work.
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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