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Recruitment #20-004549-0001


The Employee Benefits Division (EBD) of the Department of Budget and Management, a State agency, has a position available for an Advanced Accountant within the Accounting Group. EBD oversees the accounting, budgeting, and auditing functions of the State’s $2 Billion plus non-budgeted Employees and Retirees Health Insurance Programs.




301 W. Preston Street, Room 510

Baltimore, MD. 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Accountant Advanced performs advanced accounting duties in the more complex areas of cost accounting, systems accounting, and fund accounting.



This position is responsible for assisting with complex Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Budgeting functions including Health Care vendor payments, daily bank deposit reconciliation, and posting fiscal activity to R*Stars and ADPICS. This position is also responsible for the resolution and research of various issues encountered by the Accounting Unit that have a major impact on financial reporting.



This position will work closely with EBD Management in the performance of claims eligibility audits and resolving potentially ineligible claims disclosed through the review process conducted by the Accounting Unit.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Maintaining the accurate reporting in support of the State Health Insurance Fund and the EBD operating budget per General Accounting Division (GAD) guidelines.

Reporting to EBD management the status of all accounting activities dealing with both internal and external parties as it relates to the proper execution and maintenance of Management Reporting, Fund Reconciliation, Cash Management, as well as other duties as assigned.

Reviewing and analyzing transactions in support of annual medical, dental, and RX claims eligibility audits to ensure cost and compliance to vendor contracts.

Review and verification of fiscal compliance to correct and support any DLS audit findings.

May assess the accounting operations to identify functions which would benefit from automation.

Performs other related duties.


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

Experience: Three 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.


Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant

A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting

One year of professional auditing experience

Two years of experience in Government Fund Accounting.

Three years of intermediate/advanced experience with Excel that includes using pivot tables and advanced formulas.

Four years of experience in account reconciliation, trend analysis, and financial reporting/consolidation.


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.

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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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