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Recruitment #18-006734-0001



Grade 16 / Standard Salary  $44,017 - $70,265 


200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position maintains and controls the Fixed Assets Inventory in accordance with statewide regulations of the Department of General Services. It is also responsible for year-end close-out reports on fixed assets and Annual Insurance Survey. The position also ensures that Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and guidelines established by the Comptroller Office and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) are in compliance.


Performs advanced cost accounting for fixed assets to include procedures and implementation of recording, inventorying, reconciling, and reporting financial results to management and state agencies according to the guidelines of the Department of General Services (DGS) and the General Accounting Division (GAD) and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Maintains the fixed assets information in a database and performs timely advanced analyses of data as needed.  Conduct Training/meetings annually with agency Accountable Officers to inform of policies and discuss inventory issues.  Implement and maintain the disposal of property through the on-line posting according to DGS guidelines.   Review and reconcile Annual Physical Inventory along with spot counting within two weeks of Inventory report is received for review.  Resolve any issues with Accountable Officers for discrepancy of data and missing items.  Some travel may require to JSE or Child Care facilities. 


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a Bachelor's Degree with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in Auditing.  Possession of a CPA Certificate is preferred.  

EXPERIENCE: Three years of professional experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles. Experience with the statewide Financial Management Information System (FMIS), ADPICS, and R*STARS is preferred.       


1.  Applicants may substitute possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Master’s Degree in Accounting for one year of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting or auditing experience for one year of the required experience.


Advance knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel and/or Access Database.

Possession of a Certified Public Accountant Certificate



Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by May 18, 2018 or Open Until Filled.


Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment.

Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.   If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. 

Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  - Accountant Advanced – Fixed Assets Inventory #039370 – Jobaps# 18-006734-0001 Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.   If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities available upon request.