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ACCOUNTANT II

Recruitment #19-004547-0004

Introduction

This is a Position-Specific Recruitment for the Department of Human Services, Allegany  County Department of Social Services.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Allegany County Department of Social Services

Finance Unit  

1 Frederick Street

Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Main Purpose of Job

Reconcile and monitor daily fund controls for the five Agency bank accounts, prepare bank reconciliations, maintain audit documentation, authorizations and other back-up for assistance and administrative account activity, verify accuracy of payment information and coding for Agency accounts, prepare the monthly 302 report, perform the month-end close process for Agency accounts, post CARES receipts and reconcile the Client Automated Resource and Eligibility Mainframe System (CARES), and the Central Collection Unit (CCU) records.

POSITION DUTIES

Reconciles and monitor daily fund controls for the five Agency bank accounts, prepares bank reconciliations, maintains audit documentation, authorizations and other back-up for assistance and administrative account activity, verify accuracy of payment information and coding for Agency accounts, prepare the monthly 302 report, performs the month-end close process for Agency accounts, post CARES receipts and reconcile CARES and CCU records. Prepares accurate and timely expenditure reports and financial reports. Ensures timely and accurate the Maryland Children's Electronic Social Services Information Exchange (MD CHESSIE) System, service logs and payment processing. Prepares monthly bank recons accurately and comply with policy and correct errors. Prepares journal entries accurately for Automated Financial System (AFS), Prepares monthly inventory reconciliation reports. Ensures audit compliance with financial duties. Ensures closing of Admin and Assistance accounting books. Reconciles the CCU Exception Report as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Two 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.  The ideal candidate will possess the following:

1. One year of experience preparing monthly bank reconciliations.

2. One year of experience reviewing expenditures for compliance with accounting and auditing requirements.

3. One year of experience reconciling accounting records and preparing journal entries.

4. One year of experience Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Dynamics 365.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 eligible (employment) 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 133, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.  All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have questions concerning this recruitment, please call 410-767-7414.   

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

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