University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Location: Cambridge, Maryland
Internal Number: 1470
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland seeks an Assistant Director of Finance and Business Operations to join its leadership team. This position reports to the Associate Director and provides financial guidance and support to ensure sound financial decisions. The successful candidate will provide management oversight of the Business Operations and Sponsored Programs Offices. This position is an integral member of the CBL Leadership Team and the successful candidate must be adaptable, flexible, and able to manage a high volume of finance based work. The position requires an innovative, creative, highly motivated, team-oriented individual with a proactive and positive business approach focused on meeting the current and future financial needs of the campus.
Unit: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Location: Solomons, MD
Job Category Status: Exempt Regular
Working with the CBL Associate Director of Administration, the Assistant Director will ensure financial and audit compliance with federal, state and university policies and procedures.
The Assistant Director of Finance will help develop annual budgets that reflect laboratory priorities and develop and produce reports that track spending relative to the state budget during fiscal years and advising on budgetary reallocations when necessary.
The Assistant Director will also be responsible for working with faculty to develop budgets for grant proposals, analyzing patterns of grants and contract funding and spending to identify changes that may impact future financial planning. Salary planning and management on grant awards is a key component of sponsored program administration at CBL.
The Assistant Director will also provide oversight of the Business Operations Department ensuring procurement, travel and accounting practices are handled effectively and efficiently and are compliant with University procedures and methods. Responsibilities will include evaluating budgetary compliance for allowable expenses, subcontracts, reporting and budget reallocation recommendations.
The Assistant Director will develop and implement financial procedures and make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, and other financial control functions.
A Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related business discipline is required. A minimum of four years of experience in sponsored programs and finance administration is required. In addition to a cover letter and resume, a list of three references with contact information is required.
Preferred Qualifications :
Applicants with current or previous financial experience in the University of Maryland system are encouraged to apply
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Center's policies, programs, and activities are in conformance with pertinent Federal and State laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, and disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; or related legal requirements should be directed to the Director of Human Relations, Center Administration, P.O. Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613.
About University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Beginning with Reginald Truitt's dockside laboratory in 1925, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has traveled the road to discovery. For more than 80 years, UMCES students, researchers and faculty have gathered information and developed theories that have helped improve society's scientific understanding of the environment. By sharing this newfound knowledge on important issues such as fisheries management, ecosystem health and climate change, the Center has had an undeniable impact on the way we think about the natural world. As Maryland's premier research institution aimed at advancing scientific knowledge of the environment, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is one of twelve institutions within the University System of Maryland.