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ACCOUNTANT I

Recruitment #21-004546-0006

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services
Office of Administration
311 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

Manage the Department’s Child Juvenile and Adult Management System (CJAMS) and Financial Management Information System (FMIS) financial and accounting systems related to foster care and subsidy provider payments and overpayments, and client trust accounts.  Reconciles system financial data, manages accounts receivable billings and collections, and monitors fiscal compliance in LDSS operations. Provider payments total more than $200 million annually. CJAMS interfaces to FMIS provider data and payment information for approximately 7,500 providers across the State that provides care for Maryland’s foster care and adopted children.

In addition, this position will perform various accounting duties such as reconciliations and reviews of local DSS bank recons, as well as act as a backup to various tasks within the CJAMS Fiscal and General Accounting units. The tasks include complex analyses and formulating recommendations for process improvements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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

Experience One year 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 the required experience.

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

The ideal candidate will possess:

1. One year of experience in professional auditing. 
2. One year of experience in commercial or agency accounting operations, interpreting and applying State and Federal laws, policies, regulations and rules. 
3. One year of experience in ensuring costs and revenue accounts used for recording transactions are proper. 
4. One year of experience authorizing financial transactions. 
5. One year of experience in forecasting financial outcomes.

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 and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

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. 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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application  and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, Attention:  Betty Ketterman, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 137, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.   If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please email requested information to Bettyj.ketterman@maryland.gov . Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.  All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7147.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.  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 Application.Help@maryland.gov. 

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 applicants are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.