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ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE

Recruitment #24-004545-0004

Introduction

Department of Juvenile Services 
Mission statement: To transform young people’s lives, create safer communities, and forge more equitable systems through community-based partnerships that hold youth accountable while building on their strengths and support systems.
Vision Statement: Providing pathways to success for youth and families through partnerships across Maryland.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School 9702 Old Harford Road Parkville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this job is to maintain and oversee the agency's statewide automated Accounts Receivable system, ensuring its proper functioning and accuracy in recording revenue transactions. This includes auditing aging receivables to identify delinquent accounts and advising management on appropriate actions, such as recommending bad debt write-offs to the Central Collections Unit. The role also involves performing routine account reconciliations, including revenue and restitution, to identify discrepancies and inaccuracies, and preparing adjusting entries as necessary to maintain accurate financial records.

Additionally, the job requires preparing comprehensive monthly reports on fixed assets, supplies, and materials, analyzing data to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement or cost savings. The position also assists with the fiscal year close-out processes, specifically related to object codes 09, 10, and 11.

This position is hybrid telework eligible.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three (3) credit hours in auditing.

Experience: None

Notes:
1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with thirty (30) credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three (3) credit hours auditing, for the required education.
2. 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate for this position may possess any of the following:
  • Knowledge of and/or experience using FMIS (Financial Management Information Systems) or other accounting software
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Excel
  • Experience preparing financial reports
  • Experience with monthly reconciliations
  • Experience with Accounts Receivables

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) 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 resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please report all related 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.

Please complete the supplemental questionnaire, if applicable. They will be used when rating applications. Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit. Missing supplemental questionnaires may affect application ratings.

If you are a Veteran applying for this position, please submit your DD 214 Long Form with your application to receive proper credit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is strongly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online you may email a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last four digits of your SS#. The paper application must be received by 5:00 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
217 E. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Mr. Townes
Fax number 410-333-4188
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.careers@maryland.gov. Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

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

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

Candidates with lived experience relating to the criminal/juvenile legal system are encouraged to apply.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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