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General Accounting Division

Recruitment #21-004583-0003



This is a Management Service position. The incumbent will serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Annapolis, MD


Have a background in government accounting? Love the nuts and bolts of operational accounting and financial reporting consolidation? Do the words budget, budget amendments, encumbrances, fund balances and appropriations make you smile? Due to a recently announced retirement, we have an opportunity for you! The Comptroller’s General Accounting Division located in beautiful Annapolis is looking to fill the role of an Accounting Manager (Systems Control Accountant Manager) in our financial operations accounting team. Responsibilities will include assisting all state agencies with closing the budgetary books, assist with accounting review of applicable and treatment of GASB pronouncements, budget loading into State ERP (FMIS) and balancing the State-wide budget to the Fiscal Digest, processing budget amendments as authorized, developing and maintaining of financial accounting operational standards for all State agencies, troubleshooting and resolving of technical accounting matters for all state agencies throughout the fiscal year, review and approval of journal entries and accounting reconciliations prepared by staff, engaging directly with internal and external auditors , assisting with the preparation of the Annual Report (formerly known as the CAFR), overseeing the preparation of the bi-annual Fees and Users report and overseeing special projects as needed.

Responsibilities will also include leading and developing your accounting team through technical training and coaching.

Come join us!

PLEASE NOTE: During peak times, vacation requests will be limited.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting or similar discipline from an accredited college or a bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar discipline from an accredited college or university. 

Experience: Five years of experience ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation of and compliance with statutory and generally accepted accounting principles in a fiscal control agency or three years of experience in a leadership position or managing staff.

** 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. equivalency evaluating members identified at


  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles (GAAP & GASB) is critical
  • Experience with FMIS or complex ERP strongly preferred• Certified Public Accountant or CPA Candidate
  • Public accounting experience, Big 4 preferred
  • Experience preparing financial statements, footnotes and disclosures along with analytical review processes.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and effectively balance and organize multiple demands in a fast-paced environment, all-hands-on-deck environment.
  • 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)


**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.


The examination will consist of a rating 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, including a resume and unofficial copy of you college diploma or transcripts; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the selected candidate must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, finger printing, 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.




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.