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General Accounting Division *REPOST*

Recruitment #18-004581-0001



This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.




Annapolis, MD


The core functions of this Systems Control Accountant, Lead position is to: (1) provide technical support to statutory accounting and annual financial statement close process, (2) responsible to train and assist two staff accountants, and (3) serve as a liaison between external sources (state agencies, external auditors, etc.) and the Financial Reporting Unit of the GAD. This position assists the team to ensure that state agencies apply appropriate and consistent interpretation of, and compliance with, statutory and generally accepted principles (GAAP) for financial reporting and statewide accounting. The position provides technical GAAP accounting direction and guidance to state agencies by formulating statewide accounting objective and policies, reconciling agency financial reports and developing, modifying, and maintaining the statewide accounting system. The position assists with all tasks and workpaper reviews necessary for the preparation of the State of Maryland Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) as well as providing direction, assignment of work, and first level workpaper review to staff accountants.

PLEASE NOTE:  No vacation requests during the time period of August 15 to December 15 will be permitted.  Must have the ability to work overtime, as necessary, to prepare the State's GAAP financial statements. Required to work one additional hour per day every day approximately during September 15 to November 15th. Unable to prepare tax returns for compensation due to conflict of interest with duties as Comptroller of Maryland employee.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Two years of experience ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation of and compliance with statutory and generally accepted accounting principles in a fiscal control agency or two years of experience supervising professional accounting functions.


Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in financial management classification or financial management specialty codes in the accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at     


  • Proven record of collaborative work experience 
  • 2+ years public accounting experience 
  • 2+ years working in government sector 
  • Familiarity with automated financial reporting software
  • Familiarity with automated budgetary accounting and reporting systems


Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.  

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority. 




We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.


The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.


For Further Questions

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-6622 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.