FISCAL SERVICES OFFICER II
Finance and Accounting Specialist
|Department||Governor's Ofc of Crime Prev, Youth & Victim Serv|
|Date Opened||11/16/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||11/30/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$61,225.00 - $98,523.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Cindy Mann|
The Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victims Services acts as a coordinating office that advises the Governor on criminal justice strategies. This agency plans, promotes, and funds efforts with government entities, private organizations, and the community to advance public policy, enhance public safety, reduce crime and juvenile delinquency, and serve victims.
We provide access to federal and state grant funds and can provide assistance to your town, city, county, agency as it attempts to maneuver through the red tape to tap these resources.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Assists with budget development/analysis, management reporting and other fiscal activities. Manage fund reconciliations, resolve discrepancies in support of HQ and program activities. In addition, this position will also support other accounting and grant activities conducted and carried out by this agency in order to support the overall agency mission.
Performs all budget unit functions (from Formulation through Execution), coordinate periodic activities including fund reconciliations, cash management (accounts receivable/drawdowns), analysis/forecasts, preparation of agency billings and journal adjustments, monthly payroll reconciliations, etc.
Develop, implement, and manage new and revised fiscal policies, procedures and standards to ensure compliance; evaluates the internal controls to ensure the accuracy and reliability of fiscal records and to protect fiscal resources from fraud and waste.
Supply financial information to internal and external stakeholders, meets with staff to discuss agency budget and financial plans; address/ resolve fiscal issues.
Assess the sufficiency of fund allocations and balances supporting ad hoc inquiries, financial, statistical, and narrative reports of fiscal activities and projects.
Other assigned duties as established in support of meeting the financial and accounting requirements of the agency.
Assist with fiscal year end closeout activities and submission. Verify YTD totals between grant activities per the Grants Management System (GMS) vs. Financial Systems (FMIS, BARS).
Assist with submission of quarterly/final Federal SF425 reports. Perform final federal grant fund reconciliation and verify total to submit final FSR425 at close out time. Process refunds to federal agencies and submit revised financials if the award was previously closed.
Manage communication and issue resolution involving program budget activities, budget amendments, legislative changes, etc.
Support efforts in establishing dedicated budget resources for each program within the Office (Law Enforcement, Children & Youth Services, and Victim Services Units)
Partner and assist with the Grants Administration and Accounting Units to bridge communication and understanding of fiscal and grant activities in support of achieving desired outcomes for the office’s overall mission.
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 3 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. Applicants who had 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.
2. 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.
3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting experience or one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Financial field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Our Preferred Candidate Will Have the Following
- Experience working with FMIS, the State's Financial Management Information System.
- Budget analysis and reporting experience.
- Experience with fiscal year close out.
- Proficient experience utilizing Excel.
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.
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 St., 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov 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.
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.