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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 101227
Title: Accountant
Functional Title: Accountant
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPR-Sponsored Programs Accounting and Compliance
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:

In the Office of Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA), the Accountant is responsible for monitoring sponsored research accounts from the Federal Government, State Government, Foundations and Corporations. This will include, among other duties, the preparation of invoices, sponsor-required financial reports, timely collection of outstanding receivables, and identifying problems that may affect the cash position of the University. The Accountant will monitor spending on sponsored awards for compliance with federal regulations and University policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
Bachelor’s degree which includes, or was supplemented by, 24 semester hours of accounting and/or auditing.

Experience:
A minimum of three (3) years experience in a professional high volume, complex accounting or auditing operation. Experience working cooperatively in a diverse, team environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal control practices.
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, or similar computer productivity tools.
• Ability to make clear and accurate verb and written communication.
• Ability to work independently on complex assignments.
• Ability to acquire, apply and expand knowledge of the University’s policies and operating details for sponsored programs.
• Commitment to client service and sensitivity to the value of a culturally and ethnically diverse work force is essential.

Preferences:

• Experience in Higher Education or Government Contracting setting.
• Knowledge of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

-Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 09/07/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/21/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work preformed in a normal office environment. Ability to attend training both on and off campus. Spending long hours in front of a computer screen.

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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  4. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree which includes, or was supplemented by, 24 semester hours of accounting and/or auditing?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal control practices?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of 3 years previous experience in a professional high volume, complex accounting or auditing operation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working cooperatively in a diverse, team environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the ability to make clear and accurate verbal and written communication?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com