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Finance Officer

Recruitment #18-004534-0003


This is a Position Specific-Recruitment for Queen Anne's County Department of Social Services. Queen Anne's County Department of Social Services is located in Southern Maryland, 60 miles east of and across the Bay Bridge from the Baltimore-Washington area.

It is important to complete the Supplemental Questions as part of the application process.




Department of Human Services

Queen Anne's County Department of Social Services

Local General Administration

125 Comet Drive

Centreville, MD 21617

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Finance Officer for this agency. This is an advanced level of work examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting systems records and reports by applying generally accounted accounting principles. This position is responsible for all accounting operations, including interpreting, implementing, and auditing of fiscal policies, procedures, and practices as well as providing management support to the Assistant Director for Administration and Director.


Manages financial operations to ensure accountability by applying generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing standards to all transactions.

Prepares accurate financial reports to ensure accountability of funds by gathering and compiling computer generated and manual data using the Dept. of Human Services guidelines.

Performs year end closing functions to ensure accountability of funds by following the DHS guidelines.

Monitors monthly financial transactions to verify compliance with budget allocations by performing analysis of data.

Performs internal audits of financial transactions for compliance with BAAS/GAAP to include reviewing supporting documentation in accordance with Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations.

Provides direct supervision to the subordinates to ensure satisfactory performance of job duties by providing training, guidance and direction.

Maintains a working knowledge of the agency programs to provide fiscal information to administrative staff through monthly financial reports, direct communication and participation at meetings.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

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


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.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications. 

The ideal candidate will possess:

1. One year experience using Maryland Financial Management Information System (FMIS).

2. One year experience using Microsoft Office Word and/or Excel.

3. One year experience handling internal and external customers.

4. One year supervisory experience.


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


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: 

Department of Human Services 

Examination Services Unit

Attention: Betty Ketterman

311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Or, fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email; Voice 410-767-7147, toll-free:  1-800-332-6347.  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.  Resumes and copies of diplomas are not required for this examination process.

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.