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Recruitment #20-004547-0001


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of an Accountant II (Accounting Coordinator) reporting to the agency’s Accounting Supervisor.  




The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The primary duty is to oversee and coordinate the accounting related operations of Commerce's Office of Budget and Finance applying generally accepted accounting principles.


Duties include processing the three (3) way reconciliation between the Treasurer, Bank Lock Box Account, and Financing Program Accounting sub-system, prior to recording cash receipts into the Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS) by journal entry; enter cash receipts into the FMIS system and maintain deposit summaries; prepare and enter journal entries; reconcile suspense accounts and Corporate Credit Card (CCC) to FMIS. Incumbent will manage, maintain, and evaluate the department’s working fund to include tasks such as preparing, analyzing and distributing reports, maintaining working fund and petty cash records, and reconciling discrepancies in accounts; manage and reconcile the State travel credit card; audit and approve or reject travel expense reimbursements; process requests for travel advances; audit in-state, out-of-state and out-of-country travel expense vouchers to insure compliance with agency's policy and State Travel regulations. The position will prepare monthly reports; be directly involved with the year-end close out reporting; recommend and coordinate the implementation of accounting control procedures and create training material and train staff.  

The selected candidate will possess accounting experience; knowledge of accounting principles, procedures, auditing standards and business administration and management practices.  Strong written, oral communications and interpersonal and organizational skills required. Ability to maintain effective working relationships and handle multiple, concurrent and high priority tasks. 


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

Experience: Two 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 qualifications. Include clear and specific information on your application and in response to the supplemental questionnaire regarding your qualifications.

Experience researching, compiling, analyzing, and reconciling data. 

Experience with Financial Management Information System (FMIS).

Experience applying State of Maryland Travel regulations.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel Access and PowerPoint, Google mail and/or other relevant software.

Experience with State year-end close out. 

Experience applying fiscal policies, interpreting and applying State and federal laws, polices, and regulations.


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.

 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.



If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at:  

It is highly preferred that you apply online at - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume to your online application and answer the supplemental questionnaire.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the State paper application, resume, and supplemental questions (by closing date) to:

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources 


The World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street, 10TH Floor 

Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

As an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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