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ACCOUNTANT II

Recruitment #21-004547-0016

Introduction

This is a full-time contractual position within the Maryland Department of Human Services, Charles County DSS. 

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services
Charles County Department of Social Services 
200 Kent Avenue
La Plata, MD. 20646

Main Purpose of Job

This position responsible for monitoring FMIS operations for compliance to State Departmental, Local agency policies and regulations. Performs other financial operational, procedural audits that include elements for material exceptions to financial, compliance and procedural guidelines of laws, regulations and policies. Performs internal control reviews agency-wide, ensuring that the local department adheres to all accounting processes and procedures as the laws and policies set forth mandate. P:osition Duties: RECONCILIATION & AUDIT Performs internal audit of fiscal processes and makes recommendations specific to compliance and best practice; responds to audit requests by external auditors; and ensures that agency accounts are reconciled, and audit trails are preserved. Reconciliation of five agency bank accounts and preparation of compositions of funds, Review and reconcile FMIS (Financial Management Information system) processing and system-generated reports, Review and reconcile AFS (Automatic fiscal Financial System)processing and system-generated reports, udit accounts payable, Audit Electronic Benefit Transfer and check stock inventory, Audit travel advances and expense accounts, Monitor fiscal corrective action plans, Audit systems security, Review Statewide audit findings as reported by DHS, audit daily cash receipts, reconciling to receipt book for log-in by Fiscal Accounts Technician and ensuring that receipts are applied to appropriate bank accounts,assist with internal audit of CSA, FACS, and FIA program areas RESEARCH & REPORTING Conducts research and compiles data as needed to develop reports for the Finance Officer, Assistant Directors, and the Director, Preparation of Director's monthly (financial) report, Monthly and annual closing (AFS), research and statistical analyses of program data, Record Local Administration vouchers paid through R*STARS for monthly reimbursement to Comptroller (DHS account)report to the Finance Officer TIMEKEEPING Manages the Workday activities of the Agency, inclusive of time entry, time approvals, and time corrections to ensure accurate, bi-weekly entry of time worked by agency personnel.

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: 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

(1) Two years' experience creating and managing Excel spreadsheets, inclusive of creating pivot tables and graphs.
(2) Two years' experience working within and reconciling multiple accounting systems.
(3) Two years' experience performing month-end closeout activities.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Not Applicable.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.

BENEFITS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to CCDSS, Recruitment and Selection Division, 200 Kent Avenue, La Plata, MD. 20646. 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 301-392-6821. 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 CCDSS Recruitment and Selection Division at 301-392-6534.

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.