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ACCOUNTANT SUPERVISOR I

Recruitment #20-004551-0007

Introduction

In general, Constitutional and statutory provisions relating to the Office of the State Treasurer may be found in Articles I, III, V, VI, and XII of the Maryland Constitution, Title 5 of the State Government Article, and Titles 2 and 6 through 9 of the State Finance and Procurement Article. The State Treasurer shares with the Comptroller responsibility for discharging the duties of the Treasury Department.  The State Treasurer is responsible for receiving, depositing, investing and distributing State funds, anticipating the monetary needs of the State and, on behalf of the Board of Public Works, conducting bond sales twice a year to ensure the State's financial ability to meet its fiscal obligations. The State Treasurer also provides lease-purchase financing of capital equipment for State agencies and handles insurance needs for State government.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The MD State Treasurer’s Office is seeking a highly skilled individual with effective management skills to serve as the Accounting Supervisor in the Budget & Financial Management Division. In addition to routine fiscal responsibilities, the Budget and Financial Management Division is responsible for processing all State agency requests for check reissues, stop payments and recoveries from the State's Unpresented and Undeliverable funds as approved by the Treasury Management Division, and for processing all disbursements and deposits related to the State Insurance Trust Fund (SITF). 

This position fully manages the Accounting Department, and is responsible for the supervision of two additional employees and the management of all activities assigned to the Accounting Department. Such activities include maintenance of the financial records, controls and procedures relating to budgetary expenditures, accounts receivables, accounts payables, cash receipts and development and adherence to auditing and internal controls for the Treasury Management, Insurance Management and Bond Sale Expense appropriations. The position also manages full payroll operations and the maintenance of payroll records for the entire agency. We are an interface agency that uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance & Operations (F&O) module to process daily accounting entries and transfer information to the State’ central accounting system R*STARS). 

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, this position is responsible for administering the fiscal yearend close-out in accordance with GAAP requirements and in compliance with the Office of the Comptroller’s General Accounting Division. The incumbent is accountable for ensuring monthly reconciliations are completed timely, preparing various schedules and calculations associated with the annual budget submission on behalf of the State Treasurer’s Office, and administering annual SITF premium invoice and collection plan for Statewide agencies. Finally, this position serves as the Statewide Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA) Coordinator responsible for preparation of the annual CMIA Treasury State Agreement and the CMIA Annual Report filings to the federal government on behalf of state agencies who meet the threshold of reporting their federal grant drawdown activity. Candidates should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; the ability to work independently, in teams, and under pressure of multiple deadlines; strong written and oral communication skills; and be open to extended work hours as necessary to meet budget and financial deadlines.

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: Four 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 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.  

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. 
  • Experience with governmental fund accounting, bond accounting, cost accounting, systems accounting, and/or accrual basis accounting 
  • Experience with the State of Maryland and/or State accounting systems such as R*STARS 
  • Experience working with Dynamics 365 F&O module, specifically finance applications 
  • Experience supervising subordinate staff including assignment and review of work, performance evaluation, time and leave approval, training, and employee discipline methods 
  • Intermediate to advance level proficiency in MS Excel

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants must be willing to work in the Annapolis area.

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.

Interviewees will be subject to a background investigation to include criminal and credit history. 

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

Inquiries for this recruitment may be directed to the State Treasury's Personnel Office at 410-260-7078.

Job opportunities within the MD State Treasurer's Office are accessible through JobAps, the Statewide Recruitment, Examination and Applicant Tracking System.  By using the department filter and highlighting "Office of the Treasurer," you can view all active recruitments within our agency.  First time users can register for an account by selecting a position for which to apply, choosing "I am a new user" at the bottom, then keying in the necessary fields.  Please be sure to upload or include a current copy of your resume with your application.

If you do not have access to a computer, you may apply via fax at 410-260-4090 or emailing to hr@treasurer.state.md.us Electronic application is STRONGLY encouraged.

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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