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Recruitment #20-004551-0006




300 East Joppa Road, suite 1000

Towson, Maryland 21286

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides overall management of the accounting office of  the Office of Financial Services, Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS). The incumbent provides critical management Support in the implementation of financial systems across DPSCS.


Accounting Office Management

Manage the operation or the accounting office, including Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable. Resolves complex problems. Resolves complex problems which arise in the normal course of business. Ensures proper workflow of the office.  

Capital Projects

Correspond with the program manager to ensure requisitions and purchase orders are properly coded and within appropriation limits  


Monitor and forecast expenditures related to the Inmate Medical Contract.  Maintain and analyze account balances, certify funding, produce monthly and annual reports, and Supervise a fiscal accounts clerk who is responsible for processing invoices for payment in support of the Department’s Office of Treatment Services (OTS) Program.  This includes working with staff of OTS to review reports and identify issues of concern and to take appropriate action to rectify needed adjustments.  

FMIS System Maintenance

Correspond with agency fiscal offices to ensure financial transactions have properly posted in preparation for monthly close.  Notify fiscal offices when transactions have not been posted due to various errors. Review and analyze Department and Financial Reports DAFR7200, DAFR3060, and DAFR9760.  

Subordinate Review

Monitor performance of and administer performance evaluations to Fiscal Accounts Supervisor and Accountant II.  Review and release journal entries relating to Parole Bonds, Corporate Purchasing Cards, and Charge Backs.  Review monthly budget projection for the Internal Investigative Unit.  Review monthly reconciliations relating to Parole Bonds, Corporate Purchasing Cards, and Charge Backs.  

Miscellaneous Duties

Evaluate department wide revenue. Maintain and reallocate revenue in the 99dep account. Assist in the release of daily deposits, ensuring proper documentation and coding.  Assist in year end closing by coordinating with Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable staff to ensure proper year end cut offs Ensure the timely completion of Performance Planning and Evaluation.


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

Experience: Four 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 accounting 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.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Professional experience creating spreadsheets and using formulas in Microsoft Excel. 


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 the Financial Management Information System (FMIS)

2.Experience using the Advanced Purchasing Inventory System (ADPICS)

3.One year budget experience.

4.Two years of supervisory experience.


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 have difficulty accessing the Internet, please mail your application to: HRSD-Recruitment & Examination ATTN: Courtney Sturdivant 300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1107 Towson, MD 21286

For more information regarding this recruitment please call 410-339-3693.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, via

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the state's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  We thank our  Veterans for their service to out country.

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