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ACCOUNTANT ADVANCED

Recruitment #19-004549-0013

Introduction

The Department of Budget and Management Employee Benefits Division is recruiting for a Skilled Service Accountant Advanced position to perform duties including but limited to providing advanced level professional accounting work examining, analyzing, and interpreting data records, financial reports, and accounting systems by applying generally accepted accounting principles in order to maintain the accurate and compliant nature of periodic reporting in support of the State Health Insurance Fund and the Employee Benefits Division (EBD) Operating Budget per General Accounting Division (GAD) guidelines. EBD oversees the accounting, budgeting and auditing functions of the State's $1.6 billion non-budgeted Employees and Retirees Health Insurance Programs.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 West Preston Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for assisting with complex Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Budgeting functions including Health Care vendor payments, daily bank deposit reconciliation, and posting fiscal activity to R*Stars and ADPICS.  The position is also responsible for the resolution and research of various issues encountered by the Fiscal Unit that have a major impact on reporting.

This position will work closely with the Assistant Director, Audit Manager, and the Accounting in the performance of claims eligibility audits and resolving potentially ineligible claims disclosed through the automated review process conducted by the Fiscal Unit by of EBD.  After identification and resolution of claims, this position will pursue recovery of any claims identified as ineligible for State payment.

POSITION DUTIES

This position is will be required to interpret and apply pertinent laws and regulations to fiscal and accounting operations.

It will report to the Fiscal Services Administrator I/Accounting Manager in the completion of all fiscal work in dealing with both internal and external parties as it relates to the proper execution and maintenance of Management Reporting, Fund Reconciliations, Cash Management, and other duties as assigned.

Review and analyze fiscal transactions in support of annual medical, dental, and Rx claims eligibility audits to ensure cost and eligibility compliance with vendor contracts.

Review and verify fiscal compliance to correct and support any DLS audit findings.

Review of internal databases: BAS user access, Deposit verification, Admin Fee payments to plan administrators.

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

Two years of experience in Governmental fund Accounting

Three years of Intermediate/Advanced experience with Excel (i.e. Pivot Tables, Advanced Formulas)

Four years of experience in Account Reconciliation, Trend Analysis, and Financial Reporting/Consolidation

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.

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 must be provided prior to hire.

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., 6th Floor, Room 608

 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 the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

 

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.