Accounting Associate

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Accounting Associate

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Job no: 494167
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Administrative/Clerical Support, Business/Accounting/Finance


Financial Services

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Business Services, the Accounting Associate serves as the working fund custodian, handling all working fund duties, such as managing and maintaining short-term and long-term advances, reconciling the register, printing checks and batching for reimbursement from the State of Maryland and auditing working fund and petty cash funds held by the departments. The position also manages travel advances from the working fund using the in-house travel system, provides backup for the Assistant Manager with regard to the travel system, reviews reimbursement requests and addressing travel questions from the campus. 

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $39,232 and has 11 days of vacation as well as winter break, spring break, and personal days for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available. 

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A hybrid telework schedule may be available.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Works with campus community departments as working fund custodian managing and maintaining short-term and long-term advances, including travel advances through the travel system
  • Utilizes QuickBooks to maintain the working fund
  • Maintains constant communication with campus departments to complete audits of petty cash funds
  • Works closely with the Travel Coordinator, offering support to the campus community related to the fully integrated in-house travel system, reviewing reimbursement requests and addressing travel questions from the campus
  • Addresses and resolves reconciling items and campus inquiries with regard to the working fund with oversight by the Assistant Manager
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Four years accounting clerical experience. Customer service experience and/or cash handling and payment processing experience. 

Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bookkeeping experience
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package including the following for nonexempt regular employees.

Generous Leave which includes accruing the following for full time positions:

  • 11 Days of Annual Leave  (increases with years of service)
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission :

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement/Pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include benefits . 

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Pay Range 09 (starting at $39,232) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
 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.

Advertised: May 22 2023 09:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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