University of Maryland, Baltimore - Baltimore, MD

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University of Maryland in Baltimore is currently seeking an Accountant for the School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This position performs, reviews and analyzes accounting transactions, including procurement, insuring completeness, internal accuracy, and conformance with uniform accounting practices, and compliance with grant or contract project terms and conditions


Administers and maintains assigned accounts to verify accuracy of transactions and uniform application of policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.

Receives, analyzes, adjusts, and prepares various internal/external financial ledgers, schedules, exhibits and summaries along with any assigned databases utilized for financial reporting.

Examines and ensures integrity/reliability of the financial accounting system (PeopleSoft). Works with principal investigators, faculty, or staff members to identify potential ledger discrepancies between financial system and departmental records, providing statistical information to isolate these areas and recommending new procedures to prevent deviations or undesirable accounting trends.

Monitors and delegates assigned budgetary transactions (i.e., payroll, accounts receivable, forecasts) on a daily basis.

Provides general research and overview of various procedures and programs for billing, receipt, collection, deposit, allocation of revenue to verify that the system is generating the appropriate entries.

At higher levels essential duties may include increased complexity, independence, and responsibility, as well as additional supervisory requirements such as incumbent training, performance management, and quality assurance.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. 2 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The preferred candidate will have:

Working knowledge of Financial Systems (HRMS, Financial) and experience with campus systems- procurement, grant and financial service, etc. Effective use of Microsoft Office and experience with of IT Works. Previous academic experience preferred.


Knowledge of best practices, principles, theories, techniques, and methodology in the field as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance. Ability to participate in the development of policies and procedures.

Ability to clearly communicate results of work both orally and in writing to clients and management.

Ability to cooperate and work with others in order to strengthen and cultivate relationships.

Ability to carry out multiple assignments and plan accordingly in order to meet scheduled deadlines.

Supervisory skills with the ability to oversee, motivate, and lead subordinate staff.

Ability to effectively implement analytical and organizational skills in order to carry out and follow through with complex assignments for which no clear precedents exist.

Skill in acting as a liaison with key external agencies, campuses, or other high level contacts.

Skill in using Microsoft Office software and PeopleSoft financial system for advanced analysis and useful reporting.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Closing Deadline: 2/15/2013
Original Posting Date: 2/01/2013

If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

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