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Finance Officer

Recruitment #19-005476-0005


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Human Services

Baltimore County Department of Social Services

Finance Department

6401 York Road

Baltimore MD  21212

Main Purpose of Job

The position serves as the Department's Finance Officer and assists the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in all aspects of the accounting and budget management of the agency.


Oversees preparation of the agency's State and County budgets; generates and reviews monthly reports of financial activities, and propriety of charges made to agency's accounts; prepares financial reports and analyses as required by agency management, Department of Human Services (DHS) and County; oversees the management of the Payroll/Timekeeping Unit; resolves complex and contested State payroll/timekeeping issues and ascertain the fiscal impact of the resolution; reviews and approve reports, reconciliation, and transaction generated by the Unit. (e.g. WorkDay Reports); manages the unit's personnel including training, evaluations, discipline, and promotions, as appropriate; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a related filed.

Experience: Six years of experience performing professional fiscal, administrative and analysis of data, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


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

Two years of experience adherence to the State of Maryland fiscal policies and procedures.

Two years of experience managing budgetary and financial accounting procedures, including budget preparation, accounts payable and receivable, and the implementation of financial policies.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please call 410 853-3985.

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Michele McFarland, HR Office, Baltimore County Department of Social Services, 6401 York Road, Baltimore MD 21212.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.