Skip to Main Content

Powered by JobAps

ACCOUNTANT ADVANCED

Recruitment #18-004549-0017

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street   

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position assists the Director and Deputy Director of Operations and Fiscal Services in performing accounting work in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, R*Stars/ADPIC procedures, and compliance with applicable regulations by examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports.

This position is responsible for advanced duties in the areas of cost accounting, system accounting and federal fund accounting and certain aspects of general accounting such as, payroll, petty cash and working fund, credit cards, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial data projection and analysis and developing ongoing financial data for the preparation of the department annual budget.

Additional duties include accounting and financial reporting for federal and state funds in compliance with Federal grant regulations. Maintaining the general ledger of accounting transactions; review, record, and allocate payroll transactions; perform monthly reconciliations of R*Stars reports to MDOA reports; and review and approve expense accounts. Will also assist with preparing year-end accounts payable, accrued expenditures, encumbrances and researching discrepancies.

POSITION DUTIES

General ledger and account reconciliation.

Track grant payments for both State and Federal Grants, review and approve request for payment from Area Agencies on Aging (AAA's).

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Liaison.  Serve as agency liaison to Governor's Office for Minority Affairs (GOMA).

Area Plan Budget Review/Notification of grant awards.  Review and compare Area Plan Budgets (APB) submitted by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA's) to State and Federal grant allocation tables to ensure complete and balanced budgets are submitted.

Manage and review data submitted by the AAA's for input into the consolidating spreadsheet.

Establish and maintain a system for internal accounting controls for working fund and petty cash expenditures.

Assist in preparing and filing required quarterly and annual program financial reports with Federal and State agencies.

Prepare year end closing journal entries.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

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

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 in 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.

3. 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.

4. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting Officer classification or Financial Management specialty codes in the Accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

One Year Experience in the following Areas:

-Performing accounting and compliance duties for Federal and State Grants.

-Working in the Maryland State FMIS system.

-Working with R*Stars and ADPIC procedures.

-Experience in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

SELECTION PROCESS

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

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.

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

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 Baltimore, MD 21201

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

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please call S. 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.