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Apply now Job no: 493245
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance



Maryland Institute for Policy, Analysis, and Research (MIPAR) is the grants administration unit housed in UMBC’s Center for Social Science Scholarship and assists faculty and departments in obtaining funding for research and providing pre- and post-award administration. MIPAR also provides a formal mechanism for linking the analytical resources of the university with policy makers in the state and throughout the nation, using the expertise of distinguished faculty from UMBC and other universities.



The Accountant will be a member of the MIPAR sponsored projects team. The accountant will be responsible for reconciling, reporting, analyzing, and assisting with financial review of grants for research faculty from pre-award to closeout. The accountant may assist in the submission of grant proposals including preparation of complex budgets.

Specific duties include: assisting with post-award activities to ensure compliance with sponsor guidelines, Uniformed Guidance and University policy: monitoring award finances; post-award analysis and projections; monthly reconciliation of sponsored awards; preparing adjustments and corrections to award budgets; preparing monthly reports to faculty; oversight of subawards; and performing other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree preferably in accounting, business or related field

Experience: Requires at least one year (two years preferred) of related experience. Strong accounting and computer skills including manipulating of Excel spreadsheets and Word are required. Must be self-directed, detail oriented, have excellent customer service and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Grant administration experience, knowledge of Uniformed Guidance, PeopleSoft, Kuali and University experience strongly desirable.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by October 23, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Contractual
Additional Information: This position is grant funded wherein employment is contingent on renewal of the grant.
FLSA Status: Exempt

This Contractual position includes health and leave benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 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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