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Accountant - SON Payroll Operations

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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The University of Maryland is recruiting for an Accountant to support the payroll operations for the School of Nursing.  This position focuses on processing and summarizing all financial records relating to employee wages, leave, and deductions. 

Accountability | Civility | Collaboration | Diversity | Excellence | Knowledge | Leadership

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.

In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs, reviews and analyzes payroll accounting transactions insuring completeness, internal accuracy, and conformance with uniform general acceptable accounting practices (GAAP). Maintains school payroll accounts to verify accuracy of transactions and uniform application of payroll policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.  Provides general research as needed.
  • Prepare daily payroll activities and accounting transactions ensuring completeness, internal accuracy, and conformance with uniform general acceptable accounting practices (GAAP).
  • Administers and maintains payroll accounts to verify accuracy of transactions and uniform application of policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.
  • Examines and ensures integrity/reliability of the financial accounting system. Works with principal investigators, faculty, or staff members to identify potential payroll 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.
  • Receives, analyzes, and reviews leave payout and leave adjustments, ensures accuracy and transactions are in accordance with system and applicable authority.  and uniform application of payroll policies, procedures, and acceptable standards.  Provides general research as needed.
  • Ensure details of payroll transactions are recorded in journals, ledgers, and automated system by others. Adhere to unit and project activities under prescribed schedule.
  • Prepares assigned budgetary transactions (i.e., payroll, accounts receivable, forecasts) on a daily basis.
  • Runs and reviews payroll query results and statistics and notifies department if action is required.
  • Process and assess overpayment and repayment process through payroll deductions.  Review and approve payroll advances.  Ensure details of payroll transactions are recorded.
  • Assists with bi-weekly payroll processing including reviewing and approving electronic time reports for accuracy and completeness, running processes and troubleshooting issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.

Experience:  Two (2) years of accounting related experience using general acceptable accounting principles  Payroll processing experience strongly preferred.

Other: Related experience may be substituted for education

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Knowledge of position requirements.  Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws.  Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems.  Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.  Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently.  Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Leadership, and Knowledge.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Nursing - Administrative Services
Job Posting: Jul 22, 2021
Unposting Date: Aug 5, 2021, 10:59:00 PM


Welcome to the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, founded in 1807 along a ridge in what was then called Baltimore Town. Today, this 61-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

The University is Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.

Under the leadership of President Jay A. Perman, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of the west side of Baltimore. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.

Sponsored research totaled $567.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010. With 6,349 students and 6,717 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $15 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State¹s public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.


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The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

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