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ACCOUNTANT MANAGER I

Manager, Accounting Operations Division

Recruitment #21-004553-0001

Introduction

This is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. 
This recruitment is limited to current Department of Human Services, Budget and Finance employees only.  

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Office of Budget and Finance 

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as Manager of the Division of Accounting Operations, and is to direct, plan, schedule, and administer the operations of the General Accounting Units of the Division of Accounting Operations, Office of Budget and Finance while working with and for State control agencies (DBM and GAD) to fully utilize the Financial Management Information System (FMIS).

POSITION DUTIES

Responsible for the immediate supervision and coordination of the work performed by the employees of the General Accounting Units.  Specifically, this position provides training, guidance, and direction to the Accounts Payable-Accounts Receivable, Special Accounting, and Payroll units in order to ensure adherence to State and Federal mandates and requirements. This position trains employees in the use of the Relational Statewide Accounting and Reporting System (RSTARS).
  
Develops and modifies accounting procedures to accommodate requirements of governmental agencies providing funds. Monitors the financial status of the agencies within the Department according to their specific funding rules, procedures and requirements. Assists in developing and monitoring cost accounting systems that allocate payroll expenditures to the proper cost codes and another that charges Assistance (welfare) expenditures. Prepares monthly adjusting and correcting journal entries and year-end close entries.

This position utilizes expert knowledge of the Financial Management Information System (FMIS), consisting of RSTARS, ADPICS, (Advanced Purchasing and Inventory Control System), and ViewDirect (program to view and print financial and purchasing reports) to educate and assist fiscal personnel, accountants, and administrators of the Office of Budget and Finance on FMIS.  The incumbent recommends to administrative staff, solutions to achieve financial reporting requirements and effective internal controls. Support is also provided to program personnel and finance officers of the 24 local departments of social services. The incumbent modifies the system in order to incorporate new program codes, transaction codes, and fiscal procedures.

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: Five years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles to include three years performing advanced duties in the area of FMIS systems accounting and DHS Assistance Programs accounting.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to current Department of Human Services, Budget and Finance employees only.  

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Attn: Kafach Mclaren, Department of Human Services, Employment Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201-3500. Application inquiries regarding this recruitment may call 410- 767-7414 or email: dhs.recruit@maryland.gov.


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