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ACCOUNTANT SUPERVISOR II (Repost)

Finance Division

Recruitment #20-004552-0003

Introduction

The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (“System”). The System is a defined benefit retirement system covering governmental employees within the State of Maryland. The System is a multi-employer, public employees’ defined benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with over 50 different rule sets.  The System has over 397,000 participants (customers), including 192,000 members who are actively employed and participating in the System, 165,000 payees who receive a monthly payment from the System, and 40,000 vested members who are no longer actively employed but have earned a benefit that will become payable at a future date.

The Agency's Finance Division is recruitment for an experienced Accounting Supervisor II to oversee daily financial and accounting operations. The selected candidate will work closely with a team of Advanced Accountants to manage daily financial accounting operations, including accounts payable/receivable, bank reconciliations, billing and collections, and time-keeping and Payroll processing.

The ideal candidate should have experience working in a multi-faceted, high activity organization, applying strong analytical skills to create detailed financial reports and forecasts. Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to manage and lead a team of professional accountants to ensure the Agency's financial management activities are accurate are necessary to be effective in this position.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

120 East Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides supervisory oversight and management over Agency collections and Accounts Receivables, Cash Receipts, Accounts Payables, Payroll, Leave Tracking, Facilities Maintenance and serves as the Agency's Fixed Assets Accountable Officer. Primary duties include overseeing the accurate and timely maintenance of the Agency ledger in the statewide FMIS including, but not limited to, payroll reporting, vendor payments, inter-agency transfers, and administrative expenses, and supervision and review of the essential operational financial functions including, but not limited to, cash receipts and disbursements, accounts receivables and payables, and accurate determination of asset, liability, and equity accounts. Additionally, this position is responsible for overseeing all PGU related liaison matters and communications and must be knowledgeable of the laws, rules and regulations applicable to participating employers in the System.

POSITION DUTIES

Responsibilities of this position include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee daily transactions, including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger and bank reconciliations
  • Oversee and review weekly employee timekeeping and payroll processing 
  • Track, monitor, and reconcile the agency’s fixed assets additions and disposals to ensure accuracy, accountability and safeguarding of the agency’s fixed and sensitive assets
  • Manage month-end and year-end closing
  • Skill and experience in documenting and defending decisions made in the oversight of the assigned financial and accounting operations
  • Organize financial data into useable information and maintain updated and very organized records
  • Plan, coordinate, supervise, track and evaluate the work of Accountant, Advanced positions and track progress of financial and accounting objectives
  • Establish accounting policies and procedures, aligned with company’s targets
  • Ensure compliance with statewide laws, regulations and guidelines
  • Ability to communicate effectively 

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: Five years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles to include three years performing advanced duties in the areas of cost accounting, systems accounting, federal fund accounting, or bond and loan accounting.

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 Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required general accounting experience.

4. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required general 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.

  • Two years of experience supervising accountants or fiscal employees
  • Federal, State and local government accounting experience
  • Two or more years of experience working with financial ledger accounting systems (i.e., Traverse and QuickBooks)
  • Experience with RSTARS and ADPICS Systems
  • Experience with the State’s Workday Payroll System
  • Microsoft Excel (i.e., managing spreadsheets, creating charts and using advanced formulas)
  • Experience managing high volume transactions and large amounts of financial data
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

Due to the confidential nature of the work, selected candidates must undergo and pass a background check.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

DBM Recruitment & Examination Department

301 West Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.   Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-4910.

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 our country, and encourage them to apply.