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HCD Financial Manager I (052915)

Controller of Fund Accounting

Recruitment #19-001224-0001


This is a Management Service position with State of Maryland Benefits   

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in revitalizing communities and financing affordable housing. Our team is looking for a project manager that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, and independently bring forth practical and efficient solutions and improvements. This individual must be a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team player with financial and project management experience.   




7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706

This position will operate out of the Department's headquarters in Lanham, Maryland


This Controller position is a part of the multi-billion dollar financing operations, closely interacting with internal and external professionals to achieve most optimal and cost effective funding mechanism for affordable housing, community development, business lending and neighborhood revitalization projects. The Position is involved in the management, operation and coordination of many units in the Department requiring an understanding of multiple technical areas including capital markets, mortgage products and execution methodologies, underwriting, asset management, grant/loan agreements and required reporting, debt management, compliance to State and Federal regulations and loan servicing.  

This position serves as the Controller of Fund Accounting in the Division of Finance and Administration. The unit is responsible for managing and accurately accounting for federal awards received by DHCD, working closely with program staff on new grant applications or other municipal awards, loan servicing of State assets, portfolio analysis including risk management and calculation of projected losses, State budget formulation and management, coordination with program and governmental agencies, reconciliations, and reporting, including Cash Management Investment Act (CMIA) reporting.  

This position is highly complex and technical and is crucial to the financial analysis, accounting, asset management and completion of the mandated reporting.  It is also critical to the operational stability, continuity in managing the existing billion dollars plus portfolio of debt and assets, work force stabilization and succession planning goal of the Department.


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in Accounting or Business Administration.             

Experience: Four years of experience in financial, administrative or professional work, with a minimum of two years supervisory experience of both professional and clerical personnel.


Preference will be given to candidates with experience in governmental or grant accounting, managing federal awards or candidates who have strong analysis and financial forecasting experience.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire. 

Please note: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Qualified candidates are subject to a written examination.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

Drew Holcombe, Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of Human Resources, 7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706.

All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via e-mail to

Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Attn: Drew Holcombe, Senior HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found on JobAps.  For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7546.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.