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Recruitment #19-006740-0003


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland


State Salary Grade 15

Salary Range: $43,669 - $69,505


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a skilled position serving as a staff auditor in the Audit Office responsible for performing desk reviews and quality control reviews of independent audit reports prepared by independent accounting firms for local education agencies, libraries, community colleges, and various nonprofit organizations.


Reviews audit reports prepared by independent accounting firms to determine whether the reports submitted meet state and federal standards using the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) guidelines, federal and state laws and regulations, and other accounting/auditing pronouncements. Reconciles expenditures and revenues per audit report to the consolidated annual financial report submitted to MSDE. Performs audits of MSDE grant subrecipients’ accounting records and program documentation to ensure that federal and state funds were used in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses; including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in Auditing; CPA is preferred.  

EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience performing financial and compliance audits of a state agency, grantee, business or other entity. Experience in performing and/or reviewing governmental and/or nonprofit organizations is preferred


1) Applicants may substitute possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor, or a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting for one year of the required experience.

2) Applicants may substitute one year of professional accounting experience for one year of auditing experience.


One year experience reading/interpreting audited financial statements

Two year experience with interpreting laws or regulations

Two years or more of experience performing financial or compliance audits


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


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 employment (eligible) 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 and your answers to the supplemental questions. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  - Financial Compliance Auditor II, Staff Auditor 039332 – Jobaps# 19-006740-0003 Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.  

If you have 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. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at  


Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities available upon request.