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ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE

Revision/Check Replacement and Reconciliation Section

Recruitment #18-004545-0001

Introduction

The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.  The System is a multi-employer, public employees’ benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with additional plan components, covering approximately 200,000 active members and more than 150,000 retires and beneficiaries.

The Agency's Benefits Processing Unit / Revision/Check Replacement and Reconciliation Section is recruiting to fill an Accountant Trainee position.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

120 East Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position works in the Revision/Check Replacement and Reconciliation Section of the Benefits Processing Unit. Accountants assigned to this team reconcile computer production jobs which create benefit estimate notices, new retirement payment records, and revise existing retirement payment records. Extensive reconciliations are performed to ensure all transactions that were expected to be processed were in fact processed, to identify transactions that did not process, to verify the accuracy of data, and to test a sample sets of transactions ensure the results are as expected. The Revision/Check Replacement and Reconciliation Section performs several other important duties, including: reconciliation of benefit payment histories and re-issuance of benefit checks as determined by those reconciliations, review of accidental disability benefits to identify overlapping payments made by the State for workers' compensation benefits, and calculation of the proper splitting of benefits to former spouses under Domestic Relations Orders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.  ***An unofficial transcript(s) should accompany your completed application or you may list courses in the Relevant Coursework section of the application.***

Experience: None

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours auditing, for the required education.

2. Applicants who have 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate for this position will possess at least one year of experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Outlook, and Excel).   Proficiency with creating spreadsheets, using formulas, queries, and generating reports is desired.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum 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.  This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

Due to the confidential nature of the work, selected candidates must undergo and pass a background check.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

DBM Recruitment & Examination Department

301 West Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.   Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call Ms. Hudson at 410-767-4910.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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, and encourage them to apply.