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HCD Financial Manager I (052916)

Controller of Government Accounting

Recruitment #23-001224-0001


This is a Management Service position with full benefits. 

Work that matters.  The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in affordable housing and community development.  Our team needs a strong manager with an accounting background and analytical skills to manage staff, set the example, review monthly reconciliations and ensure deadlines are met.  The candidate for this position must be able to take initiative, research, analysis data and propose solutions. The characteristics of the chosen candidate would be a leader who will work as a team, 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

The DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job-sharing options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress and a competitive salary.




7800 Harkins Road 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.


The Division of Finance and Administration is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as the Controller of Government Accounting. This position is responsible for managing cash and appropriation needed for the Departments operations. This is a very complex function in that the unit must read and interpret the amount of admin each fund source allows for each year of the grant or award. This position will work closely with program staff on the formulation of an annual budget, overseeing the program requirements, time management in working on auditor support schedules, time allocation (funding to a PIN level as required by federal auditors), restating GAAP accounting into general accounting for inclusion into the CAFR (State’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Review), payment processing, subsidized housing payments, and audited financial statements. This position will be responsible to ensure DHCD meets the States Treasurer’s close out schedule and DBM’s budget schedule. 


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

Experience: Four years of experience performing financial analysis in one or more in the following areas: GAAP accounting, system accounting, auditing, operating budget, or loan/grant management AND two years of supervisory experience of professional accountant employees. 

 1. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or documented eligibility to sit for the CPA Examination may be substituted for the educational requirement. 

 2. A master’s degree in finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.   

3. Candidates may substitute one year of professional financial analysis experience, such as managing financial asset and debt portfolios, examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting, budget, grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles for 30 credits on a year-for-year basis for the required education.   

4. 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 education and experience.   


Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Certified Public Accountants 

  • Strong financial analysis experience.      

  • Experience areas of general accounting, systems accounting, auditing or GAAP accounting.       


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


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. 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 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 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 position.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Jamaal Simpson
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 Please include the following information in the body of the email:
  • Attn: Jamaal Simpson, 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 301-429-7781.

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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.

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