Sponsored Programs Accounting

The Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) office is the designated unit responsible for the management of fiscal activities related to the University’s sponsored research agreements.

SPA has primary responsibility for:

  • Preparing invoices and collecting sponsored funds.
  • Completing and filing financial reports.
  • Reviewing and approving all cost transfers involving sponsored awards.
  • Managing accounts receivable.
  • Monitoring spending on awards and companion accounts (cost share).
  • Providing reports on expiration and deficits.
  • Supporting departments on account adjustments and use of appropriate object codes.
  • Serving as liaison for financial matters with sponsors.
  • Providing expert guidance on adherence with University and sponsor rules and regulations.
  • Partnering with Office of Research Administration on training initiatives.
  • Partnering with the Office of the Comptroller to create sponsor specific accounting rules in KFS.

Sponsored Programs Accounting Contacts



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Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541

Email vpr AT umd.edu

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