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Recruitment #24-004551-0006


When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than one million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we achieve Governor Wes Moore’s pledge to leave no one behind.





Maryland Department of Human Services
Office of Budget & Finance-Accounting Operations
311 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position will help the Director and Manager of Accounting Operations in directing, planning, scheduling, and administering the operations of the General Accounting Unit of the Division of Accounting Operations, Office of Budget and Finance. This position makes full use of the Financial Management Information System (FMIS). This position also ensures that the Department of Human Services keeps up-to-date and correct financial records. In addition to overseeing the preparation of monthly 302 assistance reports, this role also prepares various monitoring schedules and reports, some of which are sent to the Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS). Quarterly reviews of specific LDSS bank reconciliations are conducted, along with accounting and collections of accounts receivable, calendar year-end 1099 reporting, and the collection and accounting of Corporate Purchasing Cards (CPCs). Year-end closing activities are also managed by this position. Accounts Payable transmittals are reviewed and approved. Conducts Montgomery County HHS reconciliations of expenditures and advances, and other special projects are assigned.


  • Makes use of extensive understanding of accounting theory, concepts, and practices to keep an eye on how the Department's expenses, accomplishments, and burdens are being recorded. In addition to viewing and printing financial and purchasing reports, this role makes use of knowledge of the Financial Management Information System (FMIS), which is made up of R*STARS, ADPICS, and VIEWDIRECT, to inform and support the Office of Budget and Finance's fiscal staff, accountants, and administrators. The 24 local social service departments' finance officers and program staff are also given support.
  • Verifies disbursements made by the Accounts Payable Unit using the FMIS transmission system. This position involves reviewing system-generated data from invoices and/or expense accounts to ensure accuracy and completeness. Manages Accounts Receivable activities, including identifying receivables, collections, and CCU activities.
  • Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of General Accounting Unit staff. This includes recruiting, daily assignment monitoring, and regular employee performance evaluations. This job provides training, guidance, and direction. Cross-training within the General Accounting Unit is required. This position also instructs staff on how to use Relational Statewide Accounting and the Reporting System (R*STARS).
  • Manages and executes tasks for the year-end close; responsibilities include accruals, journal entries, GAAP schedules, assigned reconciliations and assisting the LDSS fiscal teams with year-end closing tasks.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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

Experience: Four years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.


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. 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.

3. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of accounting experience.

5. 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 on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of experience reconciling accounting systems with fiscal control systems or creating automated spreadsheets, ledgers, and reports using accounting software.


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

One year of experience handling fiscal operations as a supervisor.
One year of experience with internal auditing.
One year of experience preparing and presenting financial reports.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

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


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. 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.

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.

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS: STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS.

  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.
  • Positions may be eligible for telework.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, Attention: Dontia Walker, 311 West Saratoga Street, First Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  Or, email  If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or 

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

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