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ACCOUNTANT ADVANCED

Recruitment #19-004549-0007

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position assists the Director of 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, federal fund accounting, and certain aspects of general accounting such as, payroll, petty cash, 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.

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.

Other duties assigned by the supervisor or Secretary.

POSITION DUTIES

General Ledger and Account Reconciliation

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

Fiscal Functions; Serves as backup for support staff processing department payroll

Staff Development

Petty Cash and Working Funds

Sub-recipients Financial Reports; Providing sub-recipients financial reports of expenditures by Area Agency on Aging to management on a monthly basis.

Financial Reporting; Assists in preparing and filing required quarterly and annual program financial reports with Federal and State agencies.  Prepare year end closing journal entries

Other Duties as assigned.

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

Preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s).  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

Experience performing accounting and compliance duties for Federal and State Grants.

Experience working in the Maryland State FMIS system.

Experience 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 applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: 

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

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact S. Hudson at 410-767-4910.

TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.