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General Accounting Division

Recruitment #21-004581-0003



This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.




Annapolis, Maryland


The Comptrollers General Accounting Division is looking to fill the role of a Lead Accountant in the Financial Accounting and Reporting team. Responsibilities will include timely and accurate preparation of general ledger reconciliations and the annual report (formerly known as the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report), obtaining and/or preparing the supporting documents to substantiate information included in the financial statements and supporting schedules, ensuring compliance with internal control requirements over financial reporting processes, assisting with the research of technical accounting matters regarding treatment of transactions in accordance with GAAP and GASB, along with special projects. We would be honored to have you join our team.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Two years of experience ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation of and compliance with statutory and generally accepted accounting principles in a fiscal control agency or two years of experience supervising professional accounting functions.


  1. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in financial management classification or financial management specialty codes in the accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalence evaluating members identified at


  • CPA license or CPA candidate
  • Public accounting experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles (GAAP & GASB)
  • Experience preparing financial statements, footnotes and disclosures along with analytical review processes.
  • Experience identifying and researching technical accounting issues to implement new accounting policies.  
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to collaborate with others• Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely express ideas both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.  Hands on experience with financial reporting software. (e.g. Workiva)
  • Familiarity with large-scale enterprise level accounting systems (e.g. RSTARS, SAP, Oracle, etc)    


**You must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts or foreign evaluation for this recruitment in order to verify that you possess the required credits to meet the minimum qualifications. If this information is not provided your application may be disqualified.

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please indicate clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

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


Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. Approval of your application will be based on a review of your education, training, and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This background check is comprehensive and may involve fingerprinting. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six- month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.




We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.


The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker. Any attachments necessary to demonstrate the minimum qualifications were met must be submitted by the filing deadline.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.


For Further Questions

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-6622 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.