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Recruitment #22-004548-0005


The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), is seeking an experienced and energetic individual to fill the position of Accountant Lead in their Budget and Administration Unit. 




6 North Liberty Street, 10th FL, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position assists in providing fiscal and budgetary support to the Office of Administrative Services, Director of Finance and Administration through the performance of day-to-day fiscal operations. This position leads two staff members within the budget division. The position will assist with performing fiscal functions of the agency, including but not limited to fiscal operations, initiating policy, budget preparation, journal entry processing, budget projections and management, payment schedules, expense reports and general services. This position is also responsible for the fiscal management of the agency’s federal fund and special fund programs and serves as MHEC’s COOP coordinator, fleet manager and corporate card purchasing card liaison.


The selected candidate will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Provide fiscal and budgetary support through the performance of day-to-day fiscal and budgetary operations
  • Assist Director in preparation of agency’s budget by collecting supporting data required from the various divisions 
  • Manage the general fund Community College Retirement and Pension Program
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of the agency’s special fund programs including all revenue and payment reconciliations
  • Prepare fiscal year end closing statements for review and approval by the Director
  • Serves as MHEC’s COOP coordinator, fleet manager and corporate purchasing card manger
  • Review and approves work for two accounting employees


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.



Desired Qualifications:

  • The preferred candidate will possess current knowledge and extensive experience processing invoices and journal entries in FMIS and experience completing fiscal reconciliations. 
  •  The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, be detailed oriented and have extensive experience with Microsoft Office and FMIS.


Not Applicable.


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.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:   

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Room 608

Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Recruitment# 22-004548-0005


The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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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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.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.A without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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