| The Sponsored Programs Office at the School of Social Work is currently seeking an Accountant. The scope of work includes full fiscal responsibility for assigned sponsored projects (grants/contracts) involving expenditures, revenues, and financial reporting. The selected candidate will perform, review, and analyze accounting transactions insuring completeness, internal accuracy, and conformance with uniform accounting practices. Duties require knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles.|
The School of Social Work is one of seven professional schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), an urban health, law and human services campus. The School ranks among the top twenty schools of social work in the nation and has an enrollment of approximately 950 MSW students in two locations (Baltimore and Shady Grove) and about 60 PhD students are also enrolled. We also host two national training and technical assistance centers, a Child Welfare Academy, a Center on Positive Schools, and about $30,000,000 in extramural projects, in all. At this time UM SSW has about 300 employees.
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.
- Administer & maintain assigned projects to verify accuracy of transactions and uniform application of policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.
- Receive, analyze, adjust, and prepare various financial ledgers, schedules, exhibits and summaries along with any assigned databases utilized for financial reporting.
- Examine and ensure integrity/reliability of the financial accounting system. Work with principal investigators, faculty, or staff members to identify potential ledger discrepancies between financial system and departmental records, providing information to isolate these areas and recommend new procedures to prevent deviations or undesirable accounting trends. Identify any need for additional IT and database support for proper accounting controls. Evaluate and recommend improvements to systems in order to refine and improve informational resources.
- Monitor and delegate assigned budgetary transactions (i.e., payroll, accounts receivable, forecasts) on a daily basis.
- Provide general research and overview of various procedures and programs for billing, receipt, collection, deposit, and allocation of revenue to verify that the financial system is generating appropriate entries.
- Review and verify payable and receivable system transactions, reconcile multiple University and State secured accounts for accuracy and validation using dedicated independent systems and software. Identify, investigate, and resolve account discrepancies in accordance with the best accounting standards and practices. Verify the accuracy of transactions and uniform application of policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.
- Assist in the collection, compilation, planning, and preparation of financial projections, reports, budget submissions, and State appropriation and funding requests. Provide analysis of past and present program activities and associated revenue and costs with future estimates.
- Provide financial analysis regarding funding status for salary support to add staff, new purchases, or facility improvements. Advise and assist in setting program priorities based on short and long term planning goals and determine funding sources and opportunities to set and reach objectives.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.