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TREASURY SPECIALIST VII

Deputy Director of Fiscal Services

Recruitment #21-005036-0002

Introduction

The constitutional and statutory provisions relating to the Office of the State Treasurer can be found in Articles I, III, V, VI, and XII of the Maryland Constitution; Title 5 of the State Government Article; and Titles 2 and 6-9 of the State Finance and Procurement Article. 

GRADE

22

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The MD State Treasurer’s Office is seeking a highly skilled individual with effective management skills to serve as the Deputy Director of Fiscal Services in the Budget & Financial Management Division. In addition to routine fiscal responsibilities, the Budget and Financial Management Division is responsible for processing all State agency requests for check reissues, stop payments and recoveries from the State's Unpresented and Undeliverable funds as approved by the Treasury Management Division, and for processing all disbursements and deposits related to the State Insurance Trust Fund (SITF). This position fully manages the Accounting Department, and is responsible for the supervision of two additional employees and the management of all activities assigned to the Accounting Department. Such activities include maintenance of the financial records, controls and procedures relating to budgetary expenditures, accounts receivables, accounts payables, cash receipts and development and adherence to auditing and internal controls for the Treasury Management, Insurance Management and Bond Sale Expense appropriations. The position also manages full payroll operations and the maintenance of payroll records for the entire agency. We are an interface agency that uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance & Operations (F&O) module to process daily accounting entries and transfer information to the State’ central accounting system R*STARS.

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, this position is responsible for administering the fiscal yearend close-out in accordance with GAAP requirements and in compliance with the Office of the Comptroller’s General Accounting Division. The incumbent is accountable for ensuring monthly reconciliations are completed timely, preparing various schedules and calculations associated with the annual budget submission on behalf of the State Treasurer’s Office, and administering annual SITF premium invoice and collection plan for Statewide agencies. Finally, this position serves as the Statewide Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA) Coordinator responsible for preparation of the annual CMIA Treasury State Agreement and the CMIA Annual Report filings to the federal government on behalf of state agencies who meet the threshold of reporting their federal grant drawdown activity. 

Candidates should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; the ability to work independently, in teams, and under pressure of multiple deadlines; strong written and oral communication skills; and be open to extended work hours as necessary to meet budget and financial deadlines. 

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

POSITION DUTIES

General duties include but are not limited to:
  • directs daily accounting operations 
  • manages fiscal year end closeout
  • assists with agency budget submission
  • oversees and performs general accounting and fiscal services for State Treasurer's Office
  • oversees and performs general accounting and fiscal services for Statewide programs managed by the State Treasurer's Office
  • manages the statewide CMIA (Cash Management Improvement Act) Program in accordance with federal guidelines
  • manages agency payroll processing
  • reviews audit reports, drafts audit responses, and implements corrective plans
  • develops, implements and manages accounting policies and procedures
  • supervises two subordinates

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal Candidate will have:  

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) years of general accounting experience with three (3) years of experience performing advanced level full scale accounting functions that encompass all areas of accounting including accounts payable and accounts receivable processing, account reconciliations, payroll processing, financial statement preparation, forecasting and budget analysis.
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising subordinate direct-reporting staff including assignment and review of work, performance evaluation, time and leave approval, training, and experience working with Human Resources

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with the following will be given additional consideration:

  • State of Maryland accounting, fiscal and management experience
  • Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to clearly and concisely present financial data and use technical or professional language to communicate complex ideas.
  • Intermediate to advanced level proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience working with Dynamics 365 F&O module (specifically the finance applications)
  • Experience with governmental fund accounting and accrual basis accounting

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants must be willing to work in the Annapolis area.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

N/A

BENEFITS

This is a full-time position with State employment benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days, subsidized medical and dental plans, pension plan, 401(k)/457 plans, employee credit union, direct deposit, and free parking. 

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Please upload a current copy of your resume with your application.

Electronic application is strongly preferred; however, if you do not have access to a computer, you may send a copy of your resume by email to hr@treasurer.state.md.us or fax to 410-260-4090.

Any questions regarding this recruitment or the recruitment process may be directed to the STO Personnel Office at 410-260-7078.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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