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Recruitment #22-004549-0002


The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (“System”). The System is a $67.6 billion defined benefit retirement system covering governmental employees within the State of Maryland.


The Agency is seeking to hire three (3) experienced accountants to add to its Finance Division. Primary duties include efficient and accurate General and Subsidiary Ledger accounting, maintenance and closing in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); preparation of financial statements, graphs, charts, presentations and communications both for internal and external distribution; research and resolution of complex problems and sensitive issues and the ability to exercise creativity in devising solutions to problems. Must also maintain organized and concise files of important documents, reports, and records and assist in responding to audit inquiries and requests. 


This is a contractual position with the potential of becoming a permanent hire.  Please note this position will serve at the pleasure of the agency appointing authority.




120 E Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

To Pensions and the agency policy; to prepare the quarterly and annual Federal Census reports and to manage the unit’s fixed assets in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; to advise/consult administrators and directors on matters related to employers contributions and other billing concerns and to act as the liaison to PGUs and the consulting actuary. Additionally, this position prepares and analyzes complex monthly and annual reconciliations of accounting data critical to the accurate maintenance and reporting of information on the Agency's accounts receivables, fixed assets, and central collections accounts.


To include processing and accounting for, but not be limited to, the following:


· Accounts Receivables Billings and Collections

· Accounts Payables and/or Payroll Processing

· Daily Cash Receipts and Monthly Benefit Payments to retirees


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.



• Accounting or auditing experience preparing, processing and/or reconciling general ledger

  cash, receivables, payables, revenues, and expenses.

• Preparing financial statements, excel spreadsheets and required note disclosures.

• Preparation, review, and implementation of accounting processes and procedures.


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.


For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.


Due to the confidential nature of the work, selected candidates must undergo and pass a background check. 


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to:


Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201


Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.


People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity

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