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Chief Financial Officer

Recruitment #17-004537-0002




MDH, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, Jessup MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will function as the Chief Financial Officer for the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center.  It is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, and asset management duties.  The Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center has a budget of approximately $50 million and 600+ permanent employees and contractual positions that provide forensic evaluation and psychiatric treatment to the State's most violent mentally ill patients.  Specifically, this position will: prepare an annual operating budget; monitor the budget by preparing monthly and quarterly revenue and expenditure projections; assure transmittals of funds are reviewed and approved prior to submission to Comptroller for payment; assure that regular, contractual and patient payrolls, emergency advances and payroll adjustments are reviewed and approved, making sure that exceptions are supported by approved documents; perform fiscal year closing processes; review and approve all reconciliations relating to the operating budget, revenue and expenditures; manage monthly reconciliations of various funds, cash receipts and accounts receivables, equipment, materials and supplies inventories; conduct audits of expenditure vouchers, adjusting entries when necessary; reviewing audit reports; and, indirectly supervise Fiscal Accounts Supervisors and Clerks.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Four years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.

Notes: 1. Applicants who had met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

2. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

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

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Financial field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired applicant should have:

--experience with the Maryland State budget processes

--experience utilizing FMIS, the State's Financial Management Information System (or a comparable system)

--experience reviewing and preparing annual budgets

--budget experience in a multi-functional finance unit

--experience supervising fiscal staff in an accounting or finance unit


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.