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General Accounting Division **REPOST**

Recruitment #22-004580-0003


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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


Ready to make a difference and serve your State? Interested in hybrid working to balance work and home? Looking to use your accounting skills in a meaningful way? Looking for a place to work that offers outstanding benefits? We'd love to meet you! The Comptroller's General Accounting Division is looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking Staff Accountant for our Financial Reporting Team due to newly announced retirements. The position will involve supporting various accounting functions to include reconciliations of complex accounts, preparing the Annual Report (formerly known as the ACFR) , providing technical accounting direction and guidance to State agencies, and implementing new technology. We would be honored to have you join our team.  The main purpose of this position is to ensure that State agencies apply appropriate and  consistent interpretation of and compliance with statutory and generally accepted principles (GAAP) for financial reporting to their financials. The position provides technical GAAP accounting direction and guidance to State agencies by formulating statewide accounting objectives and policies, reconciling agency financial reports and developing, modifying and maintaining the RStars statewide accounting system and ACFR reporting software. The position assists with all tasks and reviews necessary for the preparation of the State of Maryland Comprehensive Annual Financial Report(ACFR) and the application and receipt of the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (GFOA award).


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: One year of experience ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation of and compliance with statutory and generally accepted accounting principles in a fiscal control agency or one year of experience supervising professional accounting functions. 


  • 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. equivalency evaluating members identified at


  • Public Accounting experience (Big 4 preferred)
  • Experience reconciling and researching complex general ledger accounts  
  • Experience preparing journal entries with detailed supporting documentation and schedules 
  • Experience documenting complex accounting procedures in a detailed manner  
  • Familiarity with R*STARS or other full scale enterprise accounting software  
  • Proficiency in Excel  
  • Strong organization and attention to detail   
  • Self-starter with excellent communication skills  CPA


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.

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