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ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE

Recruitment #20-004545-0003

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

531 East Madison Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide support of budgetary and professional accounting support to the Division of Financial Services in various areas to include budget preparation, monthly expenditure projections, policy implementation, and support for the year-end closing process to all department's finance offices. This position is the entry level of work examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.

POSITION DUTIES

Budgetary and Fiscal Support
This position is responsible for providing budgetary and fiscal support as follow:

1. Trains to prepare and submit the annual operating budget requests, discusses needs, priorities and budgetary constraints with the agency head and other appropriate staff of this agency.

2.) Trains to prepare and review the projection with the agency head and/or their designees, identifying and explaining any problems (i.e; actual or potential deficits) and  recommending alternative courses of action to reduce or eliminate such deficit. Submits the monthly expenditure projections, which are prepared on a spreadsheet in a specified format.

3.) Trains to certify the availability of funding for all requested procurements and employment contracts. Request an amended DA22 when needed.

4.) Reviews daily and monthly financial accounting reports generated via R*STARS to ensure that accounting transactions have been properly recorded, and corrects any identified errors.

5.) Trains to prepare the year-end closing documents, in cooperation with the Office of the Secretary's Accounting Section, to ensure that expenditure accruals, encumbrances, and revenues are properly recorded at year-end.

6.) Monitors grant expenditures and prepares required grant financial reports and requests for reimbursement of grant expenditures.

7.) Complies and prepares various reports and/or analyses as requested.

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: None

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 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience working with Microsoft Excel & Word.

Experience with reconciling, posting and balancing accounts.

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

To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: C.Sturdivant

300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1107

Towson, MD 21286

For more information, please call 410-339-3693

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

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