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Fiscal Services Director

Recruitment #12-009646-001

Introduction

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects Maryland consumers.  There are approximately 1,600 insurance companies and more than 135,000 insurance producers (agents and brokers) that conduct business in the State of Maryland and that impact Maryland citizens who purchase insurance products.  Through the diligence of a highly professional staff, the MIA works to facilitate a strong insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly.   

IMPORTANT:  To be considered for a position with the MIA, you must upload a single document that contains a cover letter stating your interest with your salary history and salary requirements, along with a current professional resume.  Refer to the "Further Instructions" section at the end of this page.

Main Purpose of Job

The MIA is recruiting for the position of Fiscal Services Director.   This is a high-level position involved in the planning, management and fiscal guidance of the agency’s Fiscal Services Department.  The Fiscal Services Director is part of a management team and reports directly to the Associate Commissioner for Administration.  The management team comprises the MIA’s Human Resources Director, Director of Producer Licensing, Facilities Manager, and the Chief Information Officer.  The team’s goal is to ensure effective delivery of support services to the Insurance Commissioner and MIA employees. This position may represent the agency in working with legislative services, budget, and revenue forecasting staff outside of the agency.  The role of the Fiscal Services Director impacts MIA’s external customers to include consumers of insurance products and the insurance industry. The Fiscal Services Director will:

  • Lead and manage staff within the MIA Fiscal Services Department to include accountants, agency budget and fiscal specialists, auditors, procurement officers and payroll associates.
  • Develop, implement and manage new and revised fiscal policies, procedures and standards ensuring compliance with auditing practices to include effective internal controls and to protect fiscal resources from fraud and waste.
  • Maintain ongoing performance standards and reviews to evaluate fiscal activities, records and reports to determine if they provide a basis for making sound fiscal judgments and if program objectives are being met.
  • Prepare, analyze and interpret financial, statistical and narrative reports of fiscal services, activities and projects.
  • Prepare and submit the MIA’s annual budget request to Maryland’s Department of Budget and Management.
  • Provide agency revenue forecasts and financial analysis to the state’s revenue forecasting personnel and for various annual assessments required by Maryland Law, including Managing for Results (MFR).
  • Review legislative audit reports and reports by outside auditors, develop audit responses and implement corrective action plans.
  • Consult with the Office of the Attorney General on interpretation of procurement, taxation and assessment laws.
  • Oversee the agency’s procurement contracts by working closely with the agency’s Procurement Officer and other management staff, to  develop significant procurement contracts in compliance with the State of Maryland’s Procurement Laws and Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise Program’s requirements.
  • Meet with and advise management, state and federal officials, representatives of financial institutions, auditors and vendors on the agency’s fiscal issues

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education:  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Ten (10) years of experience as a Fiscal Services Administrator, Fiscal Manager or Fiscal Director of a federal, state or local government agency to include five (5) years planning and preparation of a government agency budget and monitoring actions affecting that budget through an executive and legislative process.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is highly desired that the selected candidate have the following:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university and/or possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For immediate consideration, you MUST upload a single document at the "Resume" tab that contains:

            1) a cover letter stating your interest;

            2) salary history;

            3) specific salary requirements; and

            4) a current professional resume.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit via mail.  Please be sure to include all documents listed above to ensure timely processing and a postmark of January 31, 2013.

Complete application packets may be mailed to:

Tracey Dailey, Human Resources Director

Recruitment#:  12-009646-001

Maryland Insurance Administration

200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700

Baltimore, MD 21202

Incomplete submission will not receive consideration.

 
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