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Assistant Director Finance

Recruitment #18-004532-0003


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Human Services

Baltimore City Department of Social Services

Office of Finance

1910 Broadway

Baltimore MD 21213

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the Assistant Director of Finance position for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) is to direct and coordinate all fiscal related operations of the local department. The incumbent provides leadership management and guidance to approximately 65 finance staff concerning the fiscal activity for the following units: Accounts Payable, Banking, Foster Care Payments, Client Automated Resource and Eligibility System (CARES) Payments, Collections, Budget and Procurement, Payroll, and Federal Funding. These units consist of Accountants, Agency Budget Specialists, Financial Compliance Auditors, Fiscal Accounts staff, managers and supervisors. This position is a member of the Director's Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for managing and reporting the status of all BCDSS fiscal related activity which accounts for approximately 70% of the State's total fiscal activities supporting the Department of Human Services (DHS) programs.


Applies principles and practices of governmental accounting as they relate to the local department of Social Services. Incumbent is required to maintain the highest level of understanding of the local departments internal systems and their relationships to local department's ability to serve its customers as well as to meet Federal and State reporting requirements. Develops, implements and manages new and revised fiscal policies and procedures as required to accommodate Legislative, State and Federal policies changes. Develops system modification through recommendations to the Office of Technology for the DHS and devises new ad-hoc accounting reports and recommends new or revised system applications to meet needs or to improve BCDSS existing processes. Develops, implements and ensures maintenance of effective controls for programs such as: Foster Care Trust Accounts and Flex Funds. Reviews and approves/disapproves all budgetary fiscal and procurement transactions of BCDSS and submits to Director for review and approval. Develops, implements and maintains effective internal controls to insure the accuracy and reliability of fiscal records to protect fiscal resources from fraud and waste. Prepares, analyzes and interprets financial statistical and narrative reports of fiscal services activities and projects. Reviews legislative audit reports by outside auditors and develops audit responses, and implements corrective action plans. The incumbent is a primary contact for the local department in its relationship with the DHS, Office of Budget and Finance and is responsible for directing the management of the BCDSS process and supervises professional fiscal staff members.


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles. Three years of the required experience must have involved the supervision of Accountants, Fiscal and Support Staff.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Master's degree in Accounting.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.


Must be willing to work in Baltimore City.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information after this date. Successful candidates will be place on the employment ( eligible) list for at least one year. If you are in State service and are a promotional candidate, your salary will be determined in accordance with State of Maryland Salary Guidelines.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services at 443-378-4530. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. This office, with your approval, will verify your prior applicable work experience, In order to receive full consideration for time worked, please complete dates of employment in its entirety and identify the number of hours worked for each entry.

College transcripts are not required for the review of your application and do not need to be forwarded. Please clearly indicate your college degree and majors on your application. If selected for an interview, you will be required to bring an official transcript with you. For all foreign education obtained outside of U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however, the paper application may be submitted to Baltimore City Department of Social Services ,Office of Human Resources, Attn: Dorothy Dukes , Room 359, 1910 N. Broadway , Baltimore, MD 21213.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. The previous Maryland State Application (MS-100) will not be accepted.  

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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.