ACCOUNTANT SUPERVISOR II
|Department||MSDE - Division of Business Services|
|Date Opened||2/12/2013 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/1/2013 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Patrick Johnson|
LOCATION OF POSITION
200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Main Purpose of Job
The Accountant Supervisor II position serves is responsible for providing leadership and administering technical assistance in planning, directing and controlling cash, equipment, and reviewing general accounting end œof-year close-out activities and related functions. This position oversees the day-to-day operations of the general accounting section, manages the federal grant financial accounts including reconciling to the federal records, and plans, controls, and implements new accounting codes in the Financial Management Information System (FMIS)and the Oracle database. The position also ensures that Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and guidelines established by the Comptroller Office and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) are in compliance.
Oversees the day to day operations of the General Accounting Section; analyzes and evaluates accounting systems and procedures to ensure that internal accounting controls are in place and operating efficiently and effectively; performs advanced level cost accounting and federal fund accounting in the preparation of financial reports for agency management as well as for federal reporting; performs grant reconciliations between the statewide accounting system (R*STARS) and the federal reporting system (G5); assesses the branch operations to identify accounting functions which would benefit from changes in methods or procedures; reviews the work product of the Section to ensure technical proficiency and establish performance standards to identify and report factors affecting work quality; provides technical support for office automation services; and acts as software compliance officer for the Accounting Branch.
MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a Bachelor's Degree with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in Auditing. Possession of a CPA Certificate is desired.
EXPERIENCE: Six years of professional experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles. Three years of the required experience must have been in direct supervision of other professional employees. This experience to include Maryland FMIS and end-of-year closeout reports preferred.
1. Applicants may substitute possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Master’s Degree in Accounting for one year of the required experience.
2. Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting or auditing experience for one year of the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of GAAPs in relation to payables, expenditures, and liabilities; knowledge of governmental accounting and document processing; knowledge of financial management systems; skill in the interpretation of State and federal laws and regulations; skill in using accounting, finance, and spreadsheet software; skill in managing multiple tasks; skill in managing and leading other financial professionals; ability to identify problems and formulate viable solutions; ability to analyze data and make sound decisions; ability to monitor performance and implement improvements; ability to effectively lead and work as a team member; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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