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HCD Financial Manager II (078517)

Director of Finance and Accounting

Recruitment #23-001225-0006


This is a permanent Management Service Position with full State of Maryland Benefits. 

Work that matters.  The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in affordable housing and community development.  Our team needs a strong manager with an accounting and financial management background and analytical skills to manage complex loan servicing, grand accounting, insurance fund accounting and general accounting matters, lead multiple teams of finance and accounting professionals, oversee monthly reconciliation and closeout process, produce program level and fund level financial reports for both internal management as well as the interface into the State accounting system managed by the Comptroller's office.  The characteristics of the chosen candidate would be a leader who will work as a team, who can and will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently implement practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference.




7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop. 


The Director of Finance and Accounting oversees the financial management and accounting functions for Division of Finance and Administration (DFA). This position will report to the Deputy Director of DFA. The primary responsibilities of the Director of Finance and Accounting include: (1) management of loan servicing and accounting functions, loan activity subledger reconciliation using both internal and third party servicer records and reports, (2) management of grant administration and accounting functions, grant activity subledger reconciliation, (3) management of vendor accounts payable and receivable, payments and receipts, payroll etc., (4) interface into the General Accounting Division’s accounting and reporting systems, (5) financial reporting by program for senior internal management by program and source of funding, (6) financial management, accounting and audit of Maryland Insurance Fund (MHF), other enterprise funds as needed; (7) accounting data support for the Capital and Operating Budget teams, assistance in budget preparation and ongoing reconciliation of budget progress reports; (8) supervision of Controller of Loan Accounting, Controller of Grant Accounting, Controller of General and Administrative Expense Accounting, Controller of MHF; (9) preparation of general ledger entries relying on loan, grant and general and administrative expense subledgers, production of trial balances and financial statements by program and funding source with the goal of undergoing independent financial audit. 

The Director of Finance and Accounting must be able to communicate with and motivate staff, be well versed in using software analytical functions, i.e. Excel, loan servicing systems, advise senior management and oversee implementation of new and enhancement of existing software systems and solutions, effectively communicate with the senior management team at DHCD and with the Maryland Comptroller's Office.  This position trains accounting and financial management staff, works closely with the procurement team on vendor management and transactional processing, interfaces with multiple divisions at DHCD on processing numerous state-funded and federally funded programs and operating expenditures. 


Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or University, preferably in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. 

Experience:  Five years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.  Two years must have involved supervision of professional accountant employees, responsibility for program development operations. 


1.  Candidates may substitute one year of professional accounting and financial analysis experience, such as managing financial asset (loans, investments, etc.) and debt portfolios, examining, analyzing, and managing accounting, budget, grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles for 30 credits on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

2.  A Certified Public Accounting (CPA) certification or documented eligibility to sit for the CPA examination may be substituted for the education requirement.  

3.  A Masters degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience. 


  • Preference will be given to Certified Public Accountants or candidates who have demonstrated management and supervision experience, as well as strong financial analysis and financial accounting experience. 

  • Financial analysis experience by applying generally accepted accounting principles working with or reporting to General Accounting Division, Maryland Comptroller's Office. 

  • Financial analysis experience by applying generally accepted accounting principles working with independent audit firms. 

  • Experience with implementing Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) pronouncements. 

  • Demonstrated accounting system and loan servicing system implementation and management experience. 




Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment.  Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required.  Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service.  This evaluation must be submitted with your application.  For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, INC (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc.  1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.  Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire. 

Please note:  The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.  Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the employer. 


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position. 



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

Charlee Kerr
Department of Housing and Community Development
Office of Human Resources
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706

All application materials must be received by the filing deadline.  If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to  Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Attn:  Charlee Kerr
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
Incorrect application forms or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted.  If you are interested in these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application.  For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7783.

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