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Accountant Manager

Recruitment #23-004553-0002


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Finance and Administrative Services. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Manager of the General Accounting section of the Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) unit of DNR, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of fiscal and budgetary transactions through the strong and sound management and supervision of lower-level supervisors, accountants, and fiscal clerks. This position offers guidance and leads DNR Unit Fiscal Officers. The incumbent assists the Director and Deputy Director of Finance with the fiscal year closeout process. This position also assists with management reporting and some fiscal officer duties for the Office of the Secretary.


This position serves as the General Accounting Manager in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) unit.  Varied and interesting financial and governmental accounting duties include supervision of accountants and various other fiscal staff.  The General Accounting Manager has responsibilities for the smooth functioning of banking and general accounting activities in FAS, including hands-on work as well as training and supervision of the work of others.  This position helps to ensure DNR Units’ compliance with budgetary and accounting policies and procedures as established by the Department of Budget and Management, the State Treasurer’s Office, and the Comptroller of Maryland.  This position requires strong organizational, administrative, communication, and supervisory skills in the financial operations of a state organization and knowledge of governmental fund accounting and related policies and procedures.  A high level of proficiency with spreadsheets and word processing is required. 


Education:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university is required.

Experience: At least five years of experience in governmental accounting with progressively increasing responsibilities resulting in acquired knowledge in the areas of financial and budgetary accounting management to include year-end close-out, management reporting, and the ability to coordinate, clearly explain requirements, and offer assistance to fiscal staff.  A minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required.            

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing, for the required education. 
2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate education in Accounting or a related field at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for up to one year of the required experience. 
3. 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 for up to one year of the required experience and education. 


  • Comprehensive knowledge of FMIS, RSTARS, ADPICS, or similar financial systems.  
  • Experience with the State of Maryland Comptroller and Treasurer’s Office requirements, processes, and procedures.  
  • Strong experience with a high volume of banking and general accounting transactions, and on-time monthly and year-end closeout.   


Persons in this position may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile or other motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess the appropriate operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure 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 accept information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions and qualifications of this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



The online application is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you are having difficulty with your user account, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Adriana Parravano at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 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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