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Internal Auditor Lead

Recruitment #24-004374-0001


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.




Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Note: All MSDE positions require in-person/on-site reporting.


This position serves as a project lead for the design and implementation of complex comprehensive audits involving financial, compliance, economy and efficiency, and performance audits. The position will oversee various audit projects and will assist in the implementation of the Annual Audit plan by conducting audits and reviews of State and Federal programs and activities administered by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with professional government auditing standards. This position will also lead and participate in special projects as directed by the Office of the State Superintendent. Performs and completes desk reviews and quality control reviews of independent audit reports prepared by independent accounting firms for Local School Systems (LSS), community colleges, local governments, and various nonprofit organizations to assure that the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) subrecipients are in compliance with OMB Uniform Guidance requirements and Government Auditing Standards. Also, performs and completes federal and state program audits of the MSDE federal and state grant subrecipients.

Duties Include:
  • Reviews financial statement audit reports submitted by MSDE subrecipients, prepared by independent accounting firms to determine whether the reports submitted meet state and federal standards using the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) guidelines, federal and state government laws and regulations, and other accounting/auditing pronouncements.
  • Prepares summary reports on the results of desk reviews and compiles information in Annual Reports for use by the MSDE program offices and the Maryland State Legislature.
  • Prepares desk review final results letter for review and approval by theDirector of Audits.
  • Ensures that audit findings are fully documented, accurate, relevant and are incompliance with the regulations, prior to reporting to the appropriate manager.
  • Provides advice and guidance to auditors concerning the resolution of complex problems in various types of audits.
  • Plans the annual reconciliation of Local Education Agencies (LEA) expenditures and revenues per audit report to the consolidated annual financial report submitted to the MSDE to ensure that information used by the MSDE in calculating the State Formula Funding and other statistical information is reliable.
  • Determines the adequacy and efficiency of operations, the sufficiency of internal controls or compliance with applicable laws and policies.
  • Reviews the Annotated Code of Maryland, COMAR and administrative directions to develop audit procedures for testing compliance with conditions governing use of State funds.
  • Determines compliance with state and federal regulations and provides recommendations for improvements to the Section Chief and the Directorof Audits for review and approval.


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 3 credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Four years of experience conducting financial and operational internal audits that include elements for finance and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results.


1. Applicants who have met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or a master’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience

3. Candidates may substitute one year of professional accounting experience for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Internal Review classifications or Auditing specialty codes in the Financial or Auditing fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Do you have two years or more experience preparing summary reports on the results of audits, YES or NO?  If you answer YES, please describe your experience in detail, including where and when you received this experience.  If you do not possess this experience, please type N/A.  

2. Do you have two years or more experience completing desk reviews and quality control reviews of independent audit reports, YES or NO?  If you answer YES, please describe your experience in detail, including where and when you received this experience.  If you do not possess this experience, please type N/A.  


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


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. 


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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment -AND- submit their professional resume. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and  mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019 TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have 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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

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

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