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Recruitment #19-004551-0006


This is a Position Specific Recruitment for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Accounting Division.  The resulting Eligible list will be used to fill vacant positions within the agency.  **This is a position specific recruitment limited to current regular and contractual State employees only.**




Department of Assessments and Taxation

Accounting Division

300 W. Preston Street 5th floor

Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for assisting the Fiscal Administrator in all the accounting functions of the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. The position also supervises the accounting section in the administrators absence.


Track cash, credit card including NIC, and lockbox daily deposits through use of Excel spreadsheets and reconcile the deposits monthly to RStars, the NIC disbursement report and Treasurer’s Office report.

Verify bank deposits and RStars posting. Prepare quarterly Treasurer Office mismatch deposit reports.  Ensure that all expenditures have been properly approved, vendors are paid in a timely manner and expenditures are charged to the correct accounts. Transmit invoices to Annapolis for payment.  

Review and prepare journal entries to adjust credit card expense account, interagency transfers and month end closing in FMIS system.

Supervises Accountant II position Assist with the annual year-end close-out process by ensuring that all items are properly applied and adjusting any necessary accounting transactions needed at year end.  

Reconcile chargeback holding accounts by distributing the charges to appropriate programs to clear the chargeback account monthly.  

Maintain RStars and MBES reporting systems in the department, by running monthly, weekly, and daily reports. Distribute the agency budget and expenditure reports to all division managers.  

Maintain the Agency’s working fund.   Monitor batches on hold 530 and 540 screen in FMIS system, correct batches on the error report and release them for the next batch cycle.

Prepare and post budget, budget amendments, deficiencies, statewide sub objects, and prepare various reports. . Other duties as assigned.      


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

Experience: Four 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 accounting 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 Financial Management Information System (FMIS).

Experience in State of Maryland year end closing.

One (1) year of supervisory experience.

Experience with Workday.


Recruitment is limited to current regular and contractual State employees only.

Must be willing to work in Baltimore City.


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.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment.

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.

You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Applicants will need to complete the supplemental questionnaire.


Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.

If online access is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Assessment and Taxation Attn: Human Resources Department, Room 511 300 W. Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 410-767-1140.


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

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

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