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Accountant Supervisor I

Recruitment #23-004551-0001


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.




MSDE Division of Rehabilitation Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD  21218


The purpose of this position is to provide supervisory oversight for the Division of Rehabilitation's (DORS) Administrative Accounts Payable Unit and to the accountant who oversees the Maryland Business Enterprise Program for the Blind (MDBEP). This position directs the audits of the MDBEP and assists the Fiscal Administrator in completing all required Federal reports as well as all agency-wide audits.

Duties Include: 

  • Assuring the execution and record keeping of the vending machine commissions, quarterly benefit payments to license managers 
  • Monitoring commission deposits to assure proper and accurate recording of all deposits 
  • Managing and monitoring the collection of Federal payments to the MDBEP for Federal civilian and military teaming contracts 
  • Overseeing the resolution of payment discrepancies from Federal agencies and the FMIS reclassifying journal entries of the same revenue   
  • Monitoring the payroll and related business returns for the MDBEP managed vending facilities, including sales and payroll tax reporting and bank account management 
  • Assuring that payments completed by the Accounts Payable Unit are made in accordance with State standards Investigating and resolving payment irregularities 
  • Following up on administrative and AWARE vendor payment inquires 
  • Processing credit card journal entries for the DORS administrative credit cards, reviewing purchases to assure compliance with the Comptrollers Credit Card policy manual 
  • Assisting in the preparation of the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual federal reports to assure that they are filed accurately and on time 
  • Assisting in the preparation of the DORS annual budget, including all required supporting document submittals 
  • Assisting in the preparations of all necessary documents for outside auditors


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Four 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 accounting 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.  


Experience in FMIS, generating reports for tracking of revenues and expenditures

Experience with working with internal and external auditors

Knowledge of GAAP, Cash Management, State accounting controls, and 2 CFR 200 (Federal Uniform Guidance)

Ability to communicate effectively


This recruitment is limited to current employees in the Maryland State Department of Education.


Candidates must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. 





It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have 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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

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.

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