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Chief Financial Officer

Recruitment #23-007056-0003


Maryland Public Television, commonly known as MPT, is a public television network that broadcasts throughout the entire state of Maryland and the District of Columbia and into parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is Maryland's only statewide broadcaster. Headquartered in Owings Mills, MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is a producer of both locally and nationally distributed TV programs and digital content.


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Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Milla Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The Chief Financial Officer is a Senior Management position providing fiscal leadership to MPT to further its mission. This position needs to be proficient in forecasting and collaboration with various business models. This position oversees the Procurement and Finance departments daily operations.

This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


  • Providing strategic management of the accounting and finance functions.  
  • Directing accounting policies, procedures and internal controls. 
  • Recommending improvements to ensure the integrity of a company’s financial information.  
  • Manage cash flow from multiple funding sources including fundraising, underwriting, online class fees, grants and other miscellaneous sources. 
  • Collaborate with  departments to develop forecasts and budgets. Present forecast and annual budget to Senior Management and MPT Commission. Make recommendations regarding fiscal health as needed. 
  • Complete year-end closeout for submission to Maryland General Accounting Division. 
  • Complete yearly budget submission to Maryland Department of Budget Management and Maryland General Assembly. 
  • Manage annual external audit and completion of grant request to Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • MPT Staff representative to the Board of Maryland Public Television Foundation, Inc (MPTF). 
  • Supervise MPTF’s staff Accountant. 
  • Manage Procurement Department


Education:   Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration 
Experience: Eight (8) years’ experience in senior level accounting function; familiarity with state finance and accounting procedures, and procurement regulations. Supervisory experience required. 

Note:    Experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.  

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
  • Experience with Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS) or other finance management/finance system. 
  • Experience with state finance and accounting procedures and procurement regulations.


Employees in this classification maybe assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


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.  

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.


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. 

Resumes are requested to be attached/linked to your application. However, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper



The online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted via email to or mailed  to Maryland Public Television, HR, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117. Paper application materials must be received by the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.  

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Christina Lohr-Beatty at 410-581-4115.  

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or  
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 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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