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Recruitment #22-004547-0014


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.




200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position applies generally accepted accounting principles to review and authorize MSDE expense accounts and provides support in the sub-grant processing function. Reviews and corrects any errors in the Purchase of Care invoice interface of payments from the CCATS system into R*STARS.


Reviews, authorizes, or releases MSDE employee expense accounts within 2 days of receipt.  Adjustments and corrections are made to inaccurate information on the expense reports. Works with the appropriate personnel to resolve issues and ensure that the expense reports are correct before authorizing Prints and distributes the CCATS reports on a daily basis to the appropriate staff member. Reviews and corrects any errors in the Purchase of Care invoice interface of payments from the CCATS system into R*STARS.  This includes batching the reports from CCATS, correcting any errors in batches, releasing batches for the overnight cycle, and processing the payments on to the transmittal stage.  Update the CCATS system for any direct deposits. Reviews and releases sub-grant encumbrances, sub-grant budget offsets, and expenditures.  Any issues or discrepancies found on the Notice of Grant Awards and or the NOGA payment requests are discussed with the appropriate MSDE Program Manager or the appropriate representative.  Adjustments and or corrections are made in a timely manner. Participates in the audit process of agency fiscal operations by providing auditors with explanations of accounting procedures and by providing documentation of fiscal transactions and reconciliations.  Prepares adjusting journal entries for entry into RSTRS. Complete other duties as assigned.


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. 

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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualification. 

  • Experience processing expense reports 
  • Experience reviewing contracts or grants 
  • Experience with FMIS


This recruitment is limited to current Maryland State Employees 


Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 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.



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. On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments. Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment.  

Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last four digits of your SS# and indicate application for Accountant II position (JobAps#22-004547-0014). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only. If you have 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. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767- 0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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