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Recruitment #19-004549-0010




750 E. Pratt Street, 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Accountant Advanced for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange will coordinate fiscal activities including accounting, budgeting, grant and fiscal management. The Accountant Advanced will also implement and maintain performance standards and reviews to evaluate accounting activities, records and reports to determine if they provide a basis for making sound fiscal judgement and if program objectives are being met.


Assist in the preparation of the operating budget by reviewing program format established by the State and DBM within the appropriate timeline, track fund limitations and compliance with departmental and agency instructions. Analyze and calculate operational budget on a monthly, quarterly, calendar, and fiscal year basis year basis.

Complies supporting fiscal and statistical data by verifying actual expenditures and budget figures to present to CFO and Department Heads.

Monitors expenditures, prepares periodic and special budget projections on a quarterly timeline and recommends adjustments in budget appropriations to meet operational necessities. 

Conducts the annual fiscal year end closeout in accordance with GAAP.

Manage and track grant funding from all sources.

Provides information to auditors reviewing the fiscal services unit and develops and implements corrective action plans resulting from audit exceptions.


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

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


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 one year of the required experience.

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


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience with the application of the Affordable Care Act

Experience with FMIS or comparable software

Experience with Microsoft Excel or comparable software


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may
submit a paper application, supportive documentation, supplemental questionnaire and resume to:

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Attn: Office of Human Resources or email:
750 E. Pratt Street, 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Applications must be received no later than the close of business on the closing date.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

MD TTY Relay Service at, 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.