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ACCOUNTANT II

Recruitment #21-004547-0011

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City Department of Social Services

Office of Finance

1910 N. Broadway

Baltimore, MD 21213

Main Purpose of Job

This position will prepare accurate and precise reconciliations of all bank accounts, gift cards, and financial transactions ensuring that Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are applied and proper internal controls are maintained. Responsible for ensuring that all funds received and expended by BCDSS are properly documented and booked utilizing various departmental worksheets and system reports. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of all systems utilized by BCDSS, including Microsoft D365, the Child Juvenile and Adult Management System (CJAMS), the Eligibility & Enrollment System (E&E), the Foster Care Payment Legacy System and the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) to enable them to analyze and interpret the system records and reports. The incumbent is also responsible for adherence to all imposed daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines.

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: Two 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 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.

One year experience reconciling bank accounts.

One year experience using spreadsheet software or excel.

One year experience using Microsoft D365.

One year experience with accruals entries and financial data needed for year-end reports.

One year experience in preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial report and statements.

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 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.


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.   

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplement questionnaire to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 142 Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 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 only to cynthia.mcmillian@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 this recruitment process for this position, please contact 410-767-7199. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay. 

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 candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.