The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine - Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology is currently seeking an Accounting Manager. The accounting manager will manage and coordinate planning and direction to support the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology's operation of accounting systems, including gathering and reporting of financial information. Participates in the most complex accounting projects and project accounting data to show the effects of proposed plans on cash and overall financial condition. Develops accurate projections for the principal investigators. Develops, implements and assures the adherence to standard accounting policies and procedures.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 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.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Manages complex accounting projects and projections for the principal investigators. This includes downloading and analyzing data from campus systems to show the effects of proposed plans on cash and the overall financial condition.
Monitors, reviews and evaluates ongoing functional programs and controls, assessing needs and facilitating improvements. Maintain functional efficiency and productivity by developing, implementing and coordinating policies and procedures. The accounting manager will help implement the Oracle system within the department and will recommend new policies and procedures.
Performs administrative duties including budgetary tracking, report formulation and quality assurance.
Manage functional personnel in alignment with department and campus-wide goals/objectives in order to promote maximum staff member benefit and effectiveness as well as overall functional productivity.
Responsible for management of daily general ledger activities relating to sponsored projects and ensuring documentation of work performed, results obtained, and suggestions for improvement in a clear, accurate, and technically concise manner.
Monitor, review and evaluate ongoing functional processes and controls, assessing needs and facilitating improvements. Develop metrics and perform quality assurance reviews to ensure the accuracy of daily ledger postings related to sponsored projects.
Directs preparation and distribution of accurate and timely month-end, quarterly, and year-end close reports and financial information. Ensures reconciliations are completed timely and accurately.
Determine performance compliance with University policies and procedures regarding internal, business, fiscal and operational accountability and compliance. Develops, implements, and coordinates policies and procedures.
Foster and support a conducive consultant/client environment, providing SPAC and campus representatives with assessment, training, and advisement in sponsored projects management and compliance.
Perform other related duties as assigned, such as participation in various committees.
Education: Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or other discipline appropriate to position is required.
Experience: Four (4) years spent progressively building a background in a particular functional area.
Supervisory: One (1) year of direct Management involved in recruitment, training, and professional development of staff.
Preferred: Prior experience working in a particular functional area utilizing Excel and producing pivot tables, providing accurate data entry, proofreading, and utilizing technology to produce time sensitive documents is preferred.
Experience with online campus/company financial systems and managing departmental shadow systems preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to evaluate accounting systems and recommend new policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently on multiple projects and to self-teach. Change management skills.
Salary Information: Mid 60's to 72K
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