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Assistant Director of Accounting

Recruitment #19-004531-0002


Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services




300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 100, Towson, Maryland 21286


Directly supervises professional fiscal staff to include Accountants, Agency Budget Specialists, Financial Compliance Auditors or Internal Auditors or manages such staff through subordinate supervisors;

Develops, implements and manages new and revised fiscal policies, procedures and standards;

Develops, implements and maintains effective internal controls to insure the accuracy and reliability of fiscal records and to protect fiscal resources from fraud and waste;

Implements and maintains performance standards and reviews and evaluates fiscal activities, records and reports to determine if they provide a basis for making sound fiscal judgments and if program objectives are being met;

Prepares, analyzes and interprets financial, statistical and narrative reports of fiscal services, activities and projects;

Meets with upper-level management, State and federal officials, representatives of financial institutions, auditors and vendors to discuss and resolve fiscal issues;

Supplies information for the departmental budget and financial plan;

Reviews legislative audit reports and reports by outside auditors, develops audit responses and implements corrective action plans;

Maintains a working knowledge of the latest developments in automated fiscal systems;

May direct and coordinate the activities of staff engaged in budgeting, accounting and auditing for a secretariat level department or independent agency;

May administer a specialized fiscal program involving commercial enterprises, revenue bonds, independent investments or financial analysis of private corporations;

May oversee the professional development and technical training of fiscal staff;

May participate in major contract negotiations by reviewing financial segments of specifications, analyzing bid proposals and recommending for final selections from a fiscal perspective;

May represent the agency before federal or State officials, outside financial institutions and control agencies to provide information, coordinate joint projects, meet funding requirements and comply with legal mandates;

May contact similar fiscal organizations in other agencies or other states to formulate standards for the authorized exchange of records and information;

Performs other related duties.


Education: A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Seven years of experience in accounting, budgeting and/or auditing to include five years at a supervisory or management level, of which two years supervising professional accountants.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.