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HCD Financial Manager II [052916]

Director of Government Accounts

Recruitment #17-001225-0001


This is a permanent Management Service position.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is a national leader in the development of affordable housing and community development lending. We are proud to be at the forefront in implementing housing policies that promotes and preserves homeownership and creating innovative community development initiatives to meet the challenges of a growing Maryland.




7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706

The Department of Housing and Community Development's Headquarters Office is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.


The Division of Finance and Administration is seeking a qualified senior level Director of Government Accounting to manage two units each having a Controller position with fourteen (14) accountant professionals. The Department of Housing and Community Development has an operating budget in excess of $362 million annually. This position will hire, train and coach a professional team in cash management, accounting policies, new program setup and general communications with program staff. This position will be responsible to ensure all deadlines for the unit are met with satisfaction including the annual operating budget submission and that operating expenses are reconciled and closed by July 31st. In addition, this position will be responsible for process improvements, developing desk procedures, and oral and written financial presentations to executive staff. 

The successful candidate must be able to work independently, be comfortable working with auditors, take initiative and coach a team of professionals to meet stringent deadlines.  Must have experience in financial analysis trending and excel skills utilizing financial formulas.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.             

Experience: Five years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.  Two years must have involved supervision of professional accountant employees, responsibility for program development or operations.


Two years of  Government Accounting experience and two years of Budget Operating Management experience.


Preference will be given to individuals with experience in state or local budget, policy and legislative processes; budget preparation, auditing and programmatic or financial analysis.


Please provide sufficient information on  your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for the recruitment.  Please provide transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications.  Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service.  For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925.  Transcripts and Foreign Evaluations are required prior to hire. Successful candidates will be  rated as Best, Better, Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You will be required to complete a qualifications supplement, and the rating is based on your application.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Qualified applicants may be subject to a Financial Management test.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to: 

Drew Holcombe

Department of Housing and Community Development

Office of Human Resources

7800 Harkins Road

Lanham, Maryland 20706.

All application materials must be received by the filing deadline.  If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to Please include the following information in the body of the email:  

  • Attn: Drew Holcombe, Senior HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found on JobAps.  For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7546.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.