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HCD Financial Manager I [052915]

Controller, Fund Accounting

Recruitment #21-001224-0003

Introduction

 

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 strong manager with an accounting background detailed numbers person (preferably a CPA) to manage staff, set the example, review monthly reconciliations and ensure deadlines are met.  The desired candidate for this position must be able to take initiative, research, analysis data and propose solutions to propose a fix when a problem arises. The characteristics of the chosen candidate would be a person who can and 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.   

GRADE

24

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706

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

POSITION DUTIES

The Division of Finance and Administration is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as the Controller of Grant Accounting.  The Controller will supervise a staff that manages a multi-million dollar financing operations, servicing federal awards and state assets. The chosen candidate must have several years of financial analysis, accounting, and asset management experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university.  

Experience: Four years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports to include three years performing advanced duties in the areas of grant accounting, cost accounting, systems accounting or GAAP accounting. Also 3 years in managing other accounting professionals.      

Notes:  

1. Applicants who have met the requirements for admission to the CPA 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 Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required general accounting experience.  

3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required general experience.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountants

Strong financial analysis and financial accounting experience

Experience managing accounting professionals

Experience performing advanced duties in the areas of grant accounting, cost accounting, systems accounting or GAAP accounting

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. 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. The 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.

Please note: 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 H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. 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 your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this positions. Selected candidates will be subject to a Microsoft Excel Examination.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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

Drew Holcombe

Department of Housing and 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 drew.holcombe@maryland.gov.  

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

  • Attn: Drew Holcombe, Senior 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 301-429-7546.

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.