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ACCOUNTANT I-Contractual

Recruitment #17-004546-0006

Introduction

This is a full-time contractual position.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Budget & Finance

Cost Allocation & Revenue Management Unit (CARM)

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is assigned to the Division of Cost Allocation and Revenue Management within the Office of Budget and Finance. The primary purpose of the position is to monitor and report grant financial activity for the Department of Human Services federal grants as assigned.

POSITION DUTIES

Maintains up-to-date records on grant awards, expenditures and attainment for assigned administration grants. Reconciles actual expenditures, reported expenditures and cash attainment. Prepares federal financial reports regarding grant expenditures and program income based on cost allocation results, attainment and reporting requirements. Meets with program staff to review grant obligation and liquidation periods, reporting requirements, grant activity, and over and under spending. Collects, analyzes and summarizes monthly data reports to properly claim federal reimbursement for prior quarter adjustments; and performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: One year of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.

Notes:

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 the required experience.

4. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for the required 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess:  

Experience in generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.  

Experience in commercial accounting systems related to State or federal charges and reporting requirements.  

Experience in preparing, analyzing and interpreting financial reports and statements.  

Experience in interpreting and applying State and federal laws, policies, regulations and rules to agency accounting operations.  

Experience in using computerized fiscal applications and software to include spreadsheet software, data base applications and Network Systems.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment qualifications.  All information concerning your qualifications, including a copy of your diploma or transcripts must be provided if selected for an interview.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list.  The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide an official transcript.  For all foreign education obtained outside the U. S. you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.  

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to the Department of Human Services, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Attn: Tonya N. Brown, Room 143, Baltimore, MD 21201-3500.  The paper application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to Tonya Brown at 410-767-7349.      

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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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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