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ACCOUNTANT II

Recruitment #20-004547-0006

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Public Safety Correctional Services
7931 Brock Bridge Road
Jessup, Maryland 20794

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of this position is to prepare the monthly reconciliations of the Maryland Offenders Banking System to the State's Financial Management Information System for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). The Position will also serve to support the supervisory level Accountant in analyzing and interpreting accounting systems and preparing financial reports and statements.

POSITION DUTIES

Analyze, verify and reconcile the transactions entered into the Maryland Offenders Banking System (MOBS II) to the corresponding transactions entered into the Financial Management Information System (FMIS). 

Recommend corrections/adjustments to MOBS based on the reconciliations analysis. 

Prepare and post necessary corrections/adjustments to FMIS based on the reconciliation analysis. 

Review Approve and Journal entries. 

Monitor transmittal processing and follow up on process. 

Report status of reconciliation to the Chief Financial Officer. 

Assist with clearing outstanding inactive accounts. 

Printing of FMIS reports, monthly as needed.

Assist in the preparation of the annual budget request, prepare budget forms, and review prior year expenditures and appropriations. 

Assist in preparing the monthly budget projections. 

Assist with compiling and finalizing data related to the fiscal year-end closing.

Update and maintain the requisition log.

Assist in providing financial documentation for audits and other requested reports.

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

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 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.

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.

1.) Experience using an automated finance system

2.) Experience Using Microsoft Excel 

3.) Experience with Reconciling General Ledgers

4.) Experience with using an automated banking system

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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