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ACCOUNTANT LEAD SPECIALIZED

Recruitment #19-004550-0001

Introduction

The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.  The System is a multi-employer, public employees' benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with additional plan components, covering approximately 200,000 active members and more than 150,000 retirees and beneficiaries. 

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland State Retirement Agency

120 E. Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD  21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as an Accountant Specialized in the Investment/Accounting Unit, under the direction of the Investment Accounting Director. Formulate, prescribe, evaluate and perform alternative methods for verifying the collection and proper recordation of the investment income generated annually by the State Retirement Agency's diversified, global investment Portfolio. Part of the Agency's mission is to ensure that sufficient assets are available to fund retirement benefits; this position is crucial to insuring these assets are properly reported and accounted for.

POSITION DUTIES

The specific duties included but are not limited to:

  • Investment Accounting month end closing, which require the verification and allocation of income to the Retirement Agency's participating Governmental Units.
  • Track Investment income earned and expenses on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly Financial Statements
  • Verify daily collateralization percentages for securities on loan.
  • Verify track and create reports on management fees and profit sharing, which include the review of Annual Financial Reports for over two hundred and seventy five funds - some with currency conversions
  • Prepares year-end reports for Retirement Agency's CAFR
  • Strong analytical skills

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: Four years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles to include two years performing advanced duties in the areas of cost accounting, systems accounting, federal fund accounting, or bond and loan accounting.

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 general accounting experience.

4. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required general accounting 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

  • Relevant auditing experience
  • Experience in accounting reconciliations
  • Experience developing policies and procedures
  • Experience with Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB)
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Due to confidential nature of the work, selected candidates must undergo and pass a background check.

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Please visit the following website to apply: www.dbm.maryland.gov

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 the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD 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.