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Business Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance


College of Engineering and Information Technology's Shared Services Center

The College of Engineering and Information Technology and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are dedicated to research, innovation, and education. The College works in partnership with state and federal agencies and industry to promote the transfer of research applications that benefit society. We distinguish ourselves by our continued commitment to cross-disciplinary research and education. We provide outstanding education opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students to contribute to the professional workforce in engineering, computer science, and information systems.

Within the College, the mission of the Shared Service Center is to provide support services to the students, faculty, and staff of the College and University to enable greater success in education, research, and fulfillment of College and University strategic goals and objectives.

More about our college and shared services can be found here: and


This position will be a member of the College’s Shared Services Center, within the Sponsored Projects Team. The incumbent will be responsible for reconciling, managing, reporting and analyzing sponsored projects budgets within the College of Engineering and Information technology with supervision.

Specific duties include:  reconciling and reporting on all research related accounts and activities within the College, including sponsored, Self-Support, foundation and all other research accounts; reconciling monthly accounts; making journal entries, payroll transfers, and budget revision requests; sub-award management; generating reports for PIs, forecasting/projections; reviewing project financial status with PIs per the frequency they’ve requested; assisting OCGA in Grant Closeout processes for assigned projects; RT management and transaction approvals for all research accounts; facilitating the campus’ effort report certification process within the college; ad hoc analysis as requested by leadership and/or PIs; and performing other duties as assigned

This position is an entry level position and has career opportunity for growth to Specialist and Senior Specialist

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications:  One to three years of progressive experience in budgeting, financial analysis, reconciliation, financial reporting, forecasting, and other related accounting/finance/analytical responsibilities, experience with grant administration.
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For best consideration, please upload a cover letter and resume.  

Review of Applications Begins: For best consideration, submit application by October 16, 2020.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-Time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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