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Recruitment #19-004554-0005


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.


Grade 20

Standard Salary Schedule   Salary Range: $59,914 - $96,197


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building  

200 West Baltimore Street  

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Accountant Manager II position serves as the Chief of the Accounts Receivable Section in the Division of Business Services and is responsible for providing leadership and administering technical assistance in planning, directing, and controlling accounts receivable, grant accounting, and related functions of the Accounting Branch. The position verifies transactions and prepares reports for management in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal regulations, and guidelines established by the Comptroller’s Office and Department of Budget and Management (DBM).


Oversees the day-to-day operations of Accounts Receivable and Grants Payable Unit functions regarding appropriations, revenue, expenditures, encumbrances, and pre-encumbrances; Evaluates accounting controls to ensure operations are efficient and effective and establish performance and measurement standards for work quality; Coordinates the integration of existing agency-unique grant management systems with FMIS and ADPICS; Prepares and supervises the preparation of accrued expenditures, cash requisitions, encumbrances and liabilities in compliance with GAAP; Assists in the year-end closing submissions; Assist in the development of audit findings and implements corrective actions; Represents the Branch at various meetings and designated activities


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a Bachelors with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses; including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in Auditing. Possession of a CPA is preferred.  

EXPERIENCE: Six years (6) of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying General Accepted Accounting Principles. Three years (3) of required experience must be direct supervision of other professional employees.


  1. Candidates may substitute possession of CPA certificate or Masters in Accounting for one year of the required experience.
  2. Candidates may substitute one year of professional budgeting or auditing experience for one year of the required experience.


Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Experience with Maryland State accounting standards, polices and procedures, Ability to analyze data and make sound decisions, Ability to use financial systems such as ADPICS/ FMIS;·Experience with Microsoft Excel or Data Systems to generate Pivot Tables/Charts/V-Lookups/Reports. Experience with grants management, fixed assets and fund accounting.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment


For immediate consideration please submit your application by February 25, 2020.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to show that you satisfy 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The examination will 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.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Accountant Manager II- Deputy Chief, Accounts Receivable Section,  Position# 082532 JobAps# 19-004554-0005, Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only. 

 If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the Maryland Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at   Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.        

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.