Budget and Finance Manager

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland seeks a Budget and Finance Manager to join its leadership team.  This position reports directly to the Laboratory Director and will provide financial guidance and support to the Director, senior staff and faculty to ensure sound decisions are made. 

The Budget and Finance Manager will develop annual budgets that reflect laboratory priorities, formulate strategic financial planning for CBL, and develop and produce reports that track spending relative to the budget during FY, advising on budgetary reallocations when necessary.  The Budget and Finance Manager will also be responsible analyzing patterns of grants and contract funding to identify changes that may impact future financial planning.  The Budget and Finance Manager will evaluate financial reporting systems and accounting procedures to make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, and other financial control functions.  Working with the CBL Associate Director of Administration and the CBL Business Office Manager, the Budget and Finance Manager will ensure financial and audit compliance with federal, state and university policies and procedures. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related business discipline is required.  An MBA is preferred.  A minimum of two years of experience in a similar position is required.  Applicants with current or previous financial experience in the higher education sector are encouraged to apply. 

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 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. 

Interested candidates should send their letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of three (3) references in a single PDF file to:  CBL-HR@umces.edu with Budget and Finance in the subject line

Resumes received by December 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.  Position will remain open until filled. 

UMCES is an AA/EOE/ADA employer; Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory