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Recruitment #24-004554-0002


The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (“System”). The System is a defined benefit retirement system covering governmental employees within the State of Maryland. The System is composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with over 50 different rule sets. The System has over 397,000 participants (customers), including 192,000 members who are actively employed and participating in the System,165,000 payees who receive a monthly payment from the System, and 40,000 vested members who are no longer actively employed but have earned a benefit that will become payable at a future date.




120 East Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves a senior manager for the Retirement File Maintenance Team within the Data Control Unit of the Agency overseeing one of the major functions of the Unit. This position is responsible for assisting the supervisor in the day-to-day operations of the assigned function to ensure that Unit goals and objectives are met efficiently and effectively. This manager is also responsible for working with the Director and Deputy Director of the Unit to modify processes and procedures as necessary, to develop plans to successfully complete assigned projects, and organize resources for the long-term success of the Unit. The incumbent must utilize strong financial reconciliation/analysis skills and strong management/leaderships skills to support the Mission of the Agency. This position is responsible for reviewing and approving the work of lower level staff as well as preparing complex reconciliations that will be reviewed and approved by the Deputy Director and/or the Director. This position is also responsible for recruiting, training, mentoring, and disciplining staff in accordance with applicable State policies.


This Accountant Manager II position works as a senior manager in the Data Control Unit of the Maryland State Retirement Agency. This position is responsible for paying monthly retirement benefits to more than 165,000 payees (retirees and beneficiaries of deceased retirees) in the gross amount of almost $300 million dollars. This position is also responsible for processing refund payments twice a month for approximately 600 former members each month. This position directly and indirectly supervises a team of five in the performance of the daily, weekly, and monthly processes that must be accomplished to ensure that all of payments are issued timely and correctly each and every month. This position is also responsible for the monthly reconciliation related to the proper tax reporting (1099s and 1042s) for all of the issued payments. This position requires someone with outstanding organization and time management skills, excellent reconciliation skills, detailed financial analysis skills, strong attention to detail and problem solving skills, and solid leadership and supervisory skills. It requires someone who can work under tight deadlines, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done correctly and on time. It requires someone who is able to think ‘big picture’ and improve processes and who is also willing and able to work with their staff to get the job done. The ability and willingness to work overtime is a requirement for this position. During the training period, this position will work 100% at the office of the Retirement Agency. After training, and at the discretion of the Unit Director, this position may be able to tele-work 1-2 days per two week pay period.


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

Experience:  Five years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with three years of advanced duties in the area of cost accounting, systems accounting, or federal fund accounting.


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

-  5 years performing monthly reconciliations with at least 10,000 transactions and a value of at least $10 million. 

-  3 years of demonstrated supervisory experience.


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.



The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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.

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