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HCD Financial Manager I (052915)

Controller of Fund Accounting

Recruitment #19-001224-0002


This is a Management Service position with full State of Maryland benefits.

Work that Matters -  The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in affordable housing and community development.  Our team needs a Controller of Grant Accounting that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently implement practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference. 




7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706.

Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters Office is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.


The Division of Finance and Administration seeks an enthusiastic individual to serve as the Controller of Grant Accounting. This is a key management position responsible for the accounting functions related to all grant funding received, and granted, by the Department.  This position will be responsible for managing month end grant reconciliations and related entries; proper allocation of expenses; payroll allocations; State, Federal and other financial/compliance reporting as required by each grant; year-end close; and other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Administration, under the supervision of the Grant Accounting Director. 


Education:  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, or Business Administration with 12 credit hours in Accounting Courses.             

Experience: Five years of experience in grant accounting with at least two years spent supervising staff accountants.  

Notes: Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Master degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required accounting experience.


Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following:

Governmental accounting;

Managing and/or compliance reporting for multiple federal awards;

Strong management skills;

Strong analytical and accounting skills;

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel; and 

Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines.

Selection Plan

Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for the recruitment. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation may be required prior to hire. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of these positions. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on our application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Qualified candidates may be subject to an excel examination.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

Mr. Christopher Scriber, Department of Housing & Community Development, Office of Human Resources, 7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706.

All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to

Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Attn: Mr. Christopher Scriber, HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7414.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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.