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Recruitment #20-004547-0005




301 East Joppa Road
Towson, Maryland 21286
Suite 1000

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide professional accounting support to the Division of Financial Services, and management of the Collections and Accounting Unit. This position provides technical accounting expertise, fiscal advice to management including the development and interpretation of accounting policies and procedures for reliable accounting controls and efficiency for that unit and to ensure the reliability and security of funds and records. Reviews and authorizes financial transaction records. Modifies and implements manual and automated systems to meet the specific fiscal requirements of the unit. In addition, this position is responsible for the reconciliation of accounts in OBSCIS II with the related control account maintained by the Comptroller in the State's Financial Management Information System (FMIS) on a monthly basis.

The incumbent will participate in the auditing process for the unit, provide auditors with explanations of procedures, provide documentation of transactions and assist in the formulation and implementation of corrective action, as a result of audit exceptions.


Preparation of a monthly and year-to-date reconciliation of cash balances. Analyze adjustments in both OBSCIS II and FMIS. Facilitates communication between the Collection and Accounting Unit, parole and probation agents, and other State agencies to resolve problems in the identification and resolution of reconciling items and Unclaimed Property. Research collection transactions posted in FMIS to ensure the items can be posted to the appropriate offender's account in OBSCIS II.  Manage the transfer of funds to the Unclaimed Property Division of the Comptroller of MD as appropriate.  Facilitate the transfer of delinquent accounts to the Central Collection’s Unit (CCU), on a timely basis. Perform monthly reconciliation of CCU transactions. Ensure items are accurately posted for CCU payments.  Establish new fiscal year AP suspense accounts as part of the fiscal year end close-out process.


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 analyzing, identifying, and reconciling items.

Experience reconciling General Ledgers and Bank Accounts.

Experience utilizing Microsoft Excel and Access.

Experience Managing and reconciling high volumes of Receipts.


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 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.



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: Courtney Sturdivant 

300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1107 

Towson, MD 21286  

For more information, please call 410-339-3693.

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