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Recruitment #21-004531-0001


This classification has been approved for a 6% salary increase effective July 1, 2021. The salary range demonstrated above does not reflect that increase.




MDH, Medicaid Enterprise Systems Modular Transformation (MMT) Program, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Project Accountant performs professional level accounting work in the maintenance and review of major information technology project records, assisting in monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses and ensuring they meet contractual guidelines. The Senior Project Accountant is responsible for tracking, analyzing, and reporting project financial status. This position ensures that procedures and policies are in place to facilitate effective and efficient financial reporting and ensure compliance with state and federal policies.

Job Duties include:

  • Develop and manage budgets, analyzes expenditures and tracks project costs;
  • Review, validate, and track all invoices and authorizations for payment;
  • Participate and collaborate with program and project teams in planning and budgeting activities;
  • Track and manage deliverables payment for multiple vendors over a large portfolio of projects;
  • Develop rapport with the project directors and contacts;
  • Develop monthly expenditure reports for each assigned project and provides detailed explanation for project manager;
  • Review budgets and ensures availability of funding;
  • Prepare various project analysis reports;
  • Determine monthly expenditures working closely with each Project Manager and Director; and,
  • Update YTD Forecast with actual amounts at month end.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a bachelor’s degree and 30 credits in accounting and related courses including 3 credits in auditing; and, six years of accounting /financial management experience, including three years at a supervisory level.  At least two years of this experience must include experience establishing and implementing accounting best practices. 

A CPA certificate or a master’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration will substitute for one year of general experience.

Applicants who met the CPA exam admission requirements prior to July 1, 1974 will meet the above educational requirements.


The preferred candidate will have project accounting experience, experience working in a start up environment, and be accustomed to working with changing priorities.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

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 at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or 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.

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