Associate Director for Sponsored Programs Compliance and Cost Analysis

The Associate Director (A.D.) reporting to the Director for Sponsored Programs Accounting and Compliance is responsible for analyzing and determining compliance and cost oversight associated with contracts and grants awarded for sponsored research activities. The Associate Director will provide supervision and leadership to the Assistant Director for Cost Accounting and the Assistant Director for Compliance.

Specifically, the A.D. will:
-Provide guidance on high risk and complex financial compliance issues for compliance team;
-Manage cost and compliance teams and associated activities directly;
-Ongoing review and revision of campus post award sponsored research policies & guidelines;
-Monitor and Assess Risk using Data analytics and Internal Control Testing;
-Create sponsored research policies, procedures, and guidelines in accordance with relevant Federal and State regulations;
-Establish guidelines and conduct periodic internal reviews of high-risk department processes and transactions;
-Prepare pertinent external audit and review documentation for Director as needed;
-Partner with subject-matter experts for the development and delivery of sponsored programs compliance-related training and new internal control systems.
-Provide overall strategic and project management plan to complete backlog of projects for Cost Accounting service center and effort reporting requests from campus.
-Ensure there is cost training and knowledge transfer between the cost and compliance teams as needed.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in finance or related field.


10+ years’ progressively increasing responsibilities, ideally in complex and decentralized higher education environments, and including direct responsibility and expertise with sponsored program administration (post-award) and associated government regulation.


Strong analytical capability, outstanding leadership and communication skills, outstanding experience preparing and presenting on complex sponsored program topics; strong experience in compliance and regulation and in developing policy, procedures, reporting, analytics and monitoring tools on such programs.


Masters Degree Preferred


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. No visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.

APPLICATIONS: Best Consideration 12/10/2019

In order to be considered you must apply for this position at the website below.


Contact Information

University of Maryland



University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Compliance
  • Finance, Operations
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Other

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time