State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $41,890.00-$69,036.00 Yearly






A Fiscal Accounts Clerk, Lead is the lead level of work reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions. Employees in this classification assign, review and approve the work and train lower-level Fiscal Accounts Clerks.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Fiscal Accounts Clerk Supervisor, a professional accountant or other designated administrator.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of a class specification.

The Fiscal Accounts Clerk, Lead is differentiated from the Fiscal Accounts Clerk II in that the Fiscal Accounts Clerk, Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work and trains lower-level Fiscal Accounts Clerks while the Fiscal Accounts Clerk II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision. The Fiscal Accounts Clerk, Lead is differentiated from the Fiscal Accounts Clerk Supervisor in that the Fiscal Accounts Clerk Supervisor has full supervisory responsibility for lower-level Fiscal Accounts Clerks.


Assigns, reviews and approves the work of Fiscal Accounts Clerks;

Trains Fiscal Accounts Clerks;

Reviews and verifies source documents such as bills, receipts, transmittal sheets, invoices, benefit claims, vouchers, purchase orders, check registers, payroll records and requisitions for application to proper agency accounts;

Computes credits and debits for accounts according to standardized codes, regulations and procedures promulgated by internal and external fiscal control entities;

Enters, posts and records credits and debits to established ledger accounts;

Proves account balances posted in ledger accounts with source document totals to identify record discrepancies;

Researches discrepancies in account balances by retrieving and examining original chronological records for miscalculations or posting errors;

Corrects inaccuracies in account balances and adjusts accounting records to balance with source document totals;

Records account totals on agency ledgers and fiscal control accounts;

Maintains accurate data by entering and updating accounts when additional source documents are received;

Summarizes numerical data using computer programs or calculators for use in the preparation of financial records reports;

Communicates with external and internal customers regarding incomplete or inaccurate invoices or reports or delinquent accounts;

May compute and process all or a portion of an agency's payroll;

May verify that transactions submitted by the agency were entered correctly into a fiscal control accounting system, resolve differences and notify the fiscal control agency of necessary adjustments;

May prepare a trial balance of an account ledger for use by higher-level accounting staff;

May contact fiscal control agencies such as Department of Budget and Management and Comptroller of the Treasury for clarification of accounting policies and procedures;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of bookkeeping;

Knowledge of the organization of common books of accounts and the process of monitoring financial records;

Skill in posting and balancing accounts and calculating percentages;

Skill in resolving problems associated with incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting source data and in reconciling and correcting errors in specialized accounts;

Skill in managing work time efficiently and effectively under deadlines;

Ability to use a computer or business machine to access, input and extract data;

Ability to communicate effectively;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency fiscal staff, data processing clerks, payroll personnel, vendors and representatives from fiscal control agencies;

Ability to assign, review and approve the work of lower-level Fiscal Accounts Clerks;

Ability to train lower-level Fiscal Accounts Clerks.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions.


1. Experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required high school education.

2. Six credit hours in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. A minimum of five courses or six months of accounting-related training in a vocational training program in subjects such as journalizing transactions, analyzing transactions into debits and credits, posting to a general ledger, payroll, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, and accounts receivable may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Financial Clerical/Finance Technicians classifications or specialty codes in the financial field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.




Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.  

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit B, Administrative, Technical and Clerical classes.  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are exempt from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.  

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.    

Date Revised

Aug 25, 2017 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004519; REV: 7/1/2021;

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