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Finance Director

Recruitment #22-005473-0008


The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) is seeking a Finance Director to manage the fiscal and procurement operations of the AIB. The AIB is a new State agency established to oversee the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, which is a multi–year initiative to transform Maryland’s public schools to provide a world–class education to every student.




Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB)
Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Finance Director will report directly to the Executive Director of the AIB, who along with AIB staff, supports the Board, which consists of seven members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.

The Finance Director will manage, control, oversee, and report on all fiscal (budget & accounting) operations in accordance with applicable statutory and regulatory procedures, as discussed further below and will be responsible for all procurement functions.

In addition, the Finance Director will oversee fiscal analyses of the revenues and expenditures of various State and local agencies responsible for implementing the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


Develops and oversees agency budget, close out and managing for results measures.

Tracks and reconciles AIB revenues and expenditures on a monthly basis. 

Reviews and approves financial transactions and certifies that funding is available, and coding is accurate.

Handles all payroll functions and serves as technical liaison to DBM Human Resources personnel staff.

Reviews and analyzes financial system reports.

Prepares and posts FMIS journal voucher adjustments as required by policy and regulation to ensure expenditures are recorded correctly within the established accounting codes.

Manages all procurement activities for the agency and oversees all grants and contracts.

Conducts fiscal analysis of Blueprint for Maryland’s Future revenues and expenditures annually.

Implements, monitors, and approves agency fiscal policy in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures.

Establishes and maintains standard operating procedures that provide internal controls to comply with audit requirements.

Develop multi-year financial plans for the agency.

Provides effective, timely, recommendations and action plans to correct identified deficiencies.

Oversees all accounting functions, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts handling, Inventory Management, and Financial Reporting.

Performs other related fiscal/accounting duties.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in accounting or other related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of professional experience managing budgets and performing accounting and payroll functions.

1. Applicants who had 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. 
2. 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. 
3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting experience or one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience. 
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Financial field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Our ideal candidate will have one (1) year of experience in each of the following areas:  

Using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, or similar software to prepare spreadsheets and reports.

Working knowledge of the MD State FMIS/ADPICS accounting system. 

Working knowledge of procurement processes from start to finish.


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.

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