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SYSTEMS CONTROL ACCOUNTANT I, COMPTROLLER

General Accounting Division

Recruitment #18-004579-0004

Introduction

OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, MD

POSITION DUTIES

The Systems Control Accountant I, Comptroller is to perform all accounting duties assigned to the Financial Reporting department. This involves supporting various accounting functions pertaining to the annual CAFR production, reconciliation of statewide ledger accounts, and other special projects as assigned. Other duties include ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation of and compliance with statutory and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), technical accounting direction and guidance to accounting staff of State agencies by formulating Statewide accounting objectives and policies, reconciling agency financial reports and developing, and modifying and maintaining the Statewide accounting system.

PLEASE NOTE:  No vacation request from July 20th through September 20th.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Three years of professional accounting experience.

NOTE:

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

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at http://www.naces.org/members.html.        

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience reconciling and researching complex general ledger accounts
  • Experience documenting internal processes via flowcharts
  • Experience writing detailed in-depth accounting procedures
  • Familiarity with R*STARS or other full scale enterprise wide general ledger software
  • Strong organization and attention to detail skills
  • Self-starter, motivated to build and develop internal processes
  • Experience researching and applying tax code to various situations
  • Familiarity with Federal and/or State Offset Programs

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.  

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Veterans

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.

Attachments

The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker.

Faxes/Email

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.

Email: ahall2@comp.state.md.us

For Further Questions

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

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at ahall2@comp.state.md.us

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-6622 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.



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