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Recruitment #20-004547-0004




301 East Joppa Road, suite 1000  
Towson, Maryland 21286

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist in auditing, reviewing, planning and coordination of payroll operations within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, responsible for processing time and gross payroll for approximately 10,000 employees.

The primary function of the Accountant II is to participate in the audit of payroll and timekeeping records to ensure accuracy and compliance, in Workday and Time Clock Plus for the Department.

This position also assists the Accountant Supervisor I, Payroll and Audit Director, and Deputy with oversight and guidance to regional payroll units in Jessup, Hagerstown, Cumberland, Eastern, Baltimore, and Towson.


Some of the duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

Assist with the audit of payroll, prepares documentation and reports from the Workday and other supporting payroll systems in response to employee grievances & over-payments. Attends and provides testimony at administrative hearings, adhering to labor and union proceedings and appropriate audit protocols.

Conduct bi-weekly  audits of payroll records, IWIF payments (Workers' Compensation), and Cash in Lieu of Comp to verify correct coding and approval for approximately 10,000 employees.

Assist with providing oversight and guidance to regional payroll units in Jessup, Hagerstown, Cumberland, Eastern, Baltimore, and payroll unit to assure compliance with sound accounting practices and segregation o duties.

Assist with personnel budget projections with the preparation of payroll status reports in overtime, leave, and other analysis.

Provides consultation and technical assistance to individual departmental managers and personnel regarding all payroll policy issues.

Assist with the development of corrective action plans with guidance from the Director of Payroll & Audit. Assist with responses to legislative auditor reports and inquiries associated with the payroll unit.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Two years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.


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.


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 with reconciling of General Ledgers and Bank Accounts.

Experience with using an automated payroll system.

Experience using Microsoft Excel and Access.


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.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.



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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