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Research Accounts Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122793
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Research Accounts Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: CMNS-National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
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:

This position is housed in Annapolis, MD.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Finance and Administration, the Research Accounts Coordinator will be responsible for managing the financial aspects of multiple research accounts, assisting with new grant proposal routing and budget preparation, sub award monitoring, accurate reporting, and compliance with federal and state regulations as well as ensuring adherence to University of Maryland policies and procedures. The incumbent will share management responsibility for SESYNC’s financial operations. Specific duties include budget management, monthly financial reports, oversight of expenditures and account transfers, account reconciliation, detailed budget analysis and projections. She/he will setup, manage and monitor subcontracts and purchase orders, track rates of spending and request submission of deliverables. This includes, but is not limited to, the processing of day-to-day financial transactions, procurement, complex data entry, tracking employee effort on various projects and accounts, and as needed, providing a range of administrative support for SESYNC’s central leadership and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and

At least three years’ experience in financial management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
This position requires the ability to work independently and at fast pace on multiple and complex projects simultaneously and demonstrate professionalism, diplomacy and a positive attitude.
The candidate must also be able to identify tasks that are priority and provide a quick turnaround in mostly all aspects of the job.
The candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented, possess the ability the perform duties under limited supervision; have demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem solving abilities.
The candidate must be resourceful and be able to research independently the best solutions for problems that may arise.
Must possess outstanding oral, written and interpersonal skills, exercise proper time management, enjoy working with people, and have flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of SESYNC’s Administration.
The candidate must have excellent customer service skills demonstrated by the ability to interact effectively with administrators, faculty, and staff as well as partners outside of the University. Knowledge of University of Maryland policies and procedures in the areas of pre-award activities including the preparation, review, and routing of proposals in accordance with established deadlines and sponsor regulations.
Knowledge of the University of Maryland policies and procedures and how they relate to grant accounting, travel, personnel, and purchasing; Experience with BA3 (CMNS’ Accounting Shadow System) and Kuali Financial System (KFS).
The candidate must also have the ability to manage, plan for, and execute long-range projects.
Strong Microsoft Office Skills are required (Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.) as well as the ability to work within multiple internal databases, operate scanning software, and maintain consistent organization of both paper and electronic files.


Experience with COEUS; Completion of the Office of Research Administration’s Certificate Program, working knowledge of the Federal Uniform Guidance and the National Science Foundation’s General Program Guidance

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Minimum annual salary starting at $56,736, and will be commensurate with experience.

Posting Date: 10/31/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/27/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary/typical office 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.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity in order to prepare, analyze, and read frequently from a computer screen.

Must be able to travel to/from campus to attend relevant trainings/meetings

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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