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UI Tax Accountant Professional V-REPOST

Recruitment #21-001164-0002

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Labor, (Labor), Division of Unemployment Insurance is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of UI Professional V. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year after the closing date of the announcement.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore, Maryland

POSITION DUTIES

The main purpose of this position is to provide the supervisory level of accounting work in the Accounts Receivable Unit within the Accounting and Fund Management Section within the Contributions Division. This position assists the Unemployment Insurance Fund Management Chief in the preparation of accounting & management reports related to the Unemployment Insurance Program. This position assists with management of the accounting operations of the Accounts Receivable Unit, which is responsible for the maintenance of accounting records. This position supervises an Administrator II, Advanced Accountants, Contributions Specialist Supervisors, Contributions Specialist Leads, Contributions Specialists, Contributions Associates and other support staff within the unit. The position requires extensive knowledge of the various programs within the unemployment insurance program.

  • Reviews and authorizes financial transaction records for submission to fiscal control agencies.
  • Reviews and approves reconciliations of entire accounts by determining the materiality of exceptions, selecting the proper accounting treatment, gauging the effect of adjustments on the entire system and maintaining documentation for audit trails.  
  • Participates in the audit process of agency fiscal operations by providing auditors with explanations of accounting procedures, providing documentation of fiscal transactions and formulating and implementing corrective action plans precipitated by audit exceptions.   
  • Reviews and takes action on work items generated through the BEACON system (new unemployment insurance system) and ensures subordinates are taking action on work items in accordance with unemployment insurance laws.  
  • Handles, reviews, and processes ACH , e-checks, and credit card payments.  
  • Reviews and completes adjustments from unit requests sent by employers concerning unemployment insurance contributions, and assists in approving unit work and processing TP and Fast Track submissions in accordance with unemployment insurance laws.  
  • Researches unemployment insurance employer accounts as requested by other Division units and as delegated by upper management.  
  • Approves and processes special refund requests and wage corrections in accordance with unemployment insurance laws.  
  • Supervise the Accounts Receivable Unit which provides the accounting function for approximately 150,000 unemployment insurance employer accounts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, or a bachelor’s degree with 30 credit hours in accounting and/or related courses.

Experience: Five (5) years of professional accounting experience or five (5) years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles. 
  
Note: 

1. 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 two years of the required experience. 

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. 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment, Applications must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Four(4) years of supervisory experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
Strong supervisory skills
CPA certification
Strong people skills
Strong written and oral communication experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

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

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email felicia.ransome@maryland.gov or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 21-001164-0002 UI Tax Accountant Professional V
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.