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General Accounting Division

Recruitment #23-004581-0001



This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.





Annapolis, Maryland


Interested in working in beautiful Annapolis steps away from the historic district and the water? Driven to make a difference to your community and use your accounting skills? Looking for a place to work that offers outstanding benefits? Is work-life balance important to you? Look no further. The Comptroller's General Accounting Division is looking for a Systems Control Accountant Lead to join our Financial Reporting Team.

The Systems Control Accountant Lead, Comptroller is to perform all accounting duties assigned to the Financial Reporting department. This involves supporting various accounting functions pertaining to the annual ACFR production, reconciliation of statewide ledger accounts, and other special projects as assigned. Other duties include ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation of and compliance with statutory and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) technical accounting direction and guidance to accounting staff of State agencies by formulating Statewide accounting objectives and policies, reconciling agency financial reports and developing, modifying and maintaining the Statewide accounting system. 

The Systems Control Accountant Lead, Comptroller is differentiated from the Systems Control Accountant II, Comptroller in that the Systems Control Accountant Lead, Comptroller assigns, reviews and approves the work and trains lower-level Systems Control Accountants, Comptroller while the Systems Control Accountant II, Comptroller performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision. The Systems Control Accountant Lead, Comptroller is differentiated from the Systems Control Accountant Supervisor, Comptroller in that the Systems Control Accountant Supervisor, Comptroller has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Systems Control Accountants, Comptroller.

  • Vacations may be limited during peak times.
  • As a Comptroller employee, you are prohibited from engaging in the following activities outside of work, (even on your own time):   Preparation of other taxpayers federal or state income tax returns or of any other tax return filed by the Comptroller.  Bookkeeping for private clients when that information may be used to prepare any state or federal tax return.  Working for private tax return companies that prepare any state or federal tax return.  


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Two years of experience ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation of and compliance with statutory and generally accepted accounting principles in a fiscal control agency or two years of experience supervising professional accounting functions.


  • Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in financial management classification or financial management specialty codes in the accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at


  • Experience reconciling and researching complex general ledger accounts
  • Experience documenting internal processes via flowcharts
  • Experience writing detailed in-depth accounting procedures
  • Familiarity with R*STARS or other full scale enterprise wide general ledger software
  • Strong organization and attention to detail skills
  • Self-starter, motivated to build and develop internal processes
  • Familiarity with Federal and/or State Grants


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please indicate clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. Approval of your application will be based on a review of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This background check is comprehensive and may involve fingerprinting. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six- month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.




We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.


The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker. Any attachments necessary to demonstrate the minimum qualifications were met must be submitted by the filing deadline.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last four digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.


For Further Questions 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at

Please contact Stanley Harris at if you need reasonable accommodations.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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