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TAM Finance Manager

Recruitment #21-004549-0001


Telecommunications Access of Maryland (TAM) 


Maryland Relay is administered by Telecommunications Access of Maryland (TAM), a state agency within the Maryland Department of Disabilities. TAM oversees all Maryland Relay services and programs, including Maryland Relay and the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) program.




Department of Disabilities
301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be responsible for supervising the financial operations of Telecommunications Access of Maryland (TAM) and its programs, Maryland Relay and the MAT Program. Scope of incumbent’s work will encompass typical duties of an Office Manager and will include, but not be limited to, working with the Director of TAM to develop budgets for TAM and its programs; assisting with the creation of purchase orders, working with TAM staff to verify and process invoices for services rendered or goods purchased, and performing monthly corporate credit card reconciliation.

This position will also supervise the Universal Service Trust Fund (USTF) and advise the Director of TAM of USTF balance projections and trends in the expenses of programs that draw from the USTF, including the Department of Aging’s Senior Call Check Program and the Maryland State Library’s NFB-Newsline program.


Act as TAM Finance Manager with responsibilities generally including, but are not strictly restricted to the following: develop and evaluate accounting objectives; implement and maintain internal financial control procedures; coordinate tracking and reconciliation of receipts for credit card purchases;  track all TAM program expenditures;  process requests for purchases from TAM staff; assist TAM staff with the creation of purchase orders;  receive, file and ensure the timely payment of all invoices submitted to TAM; assume responsibility for ensuring that TAM’s budget spreadsheets are up-to-date and accessible to TAM staff.

Assist the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) program with the implementation and maintenance of internal controls for the Deaf-Blind Communication Facilitator program; maintain regularly updated projections of USTF balance trends; provide advice to the Director of TAM regarding USTF program expenses and overall trends in program financial needs.


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

Experience: Three years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.


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.


Our preferred candidate will have the following:


· Experience using Microsoft Excel at an advanced level

· Two years’ experience monitoring/overseeing operating expenditures

· Knowledge of assistive telecommunications equipment or devices

  · Fluency in American Sign Language


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.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at

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.

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