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Fixed Assets Inventory Supervisor

Recruitment #13-006736-001


This is a professional position responsible for supervising, planning, reconciling and controlling the activities of the Fixed Assets Inventory in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and guidelines and regulations established by the Comptroller’s Office, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of General Services.


State Salary Grade 17

Annual Salary Range:  $44,600 - $71,399


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

Main Purpose of Job

This position maintains and controls the Fixed Assets Inventory in accordance with statewide regulations of the Department of General Services. It is also responsible for control of pre-numbered forms, the recording, reconciling, and credit collection reporting for AR invoiced items, ,and year-end close-out reports on fixed assets. The position also ensures that Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and guidelines established by the Comptroller’s Office and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) are in compliance.


Supervises staff in the day-to-day operations and staff of the Fixed Assets Inventory; performs advanced cost accounting functions and procedures for fixed assets to include inventory, reconciliation, and financial reporting; maintains the fixed assets database; collaborates with agency Accountable Officers regarding policies and issues; implements and maintains the disposal of property; supervises and posts monthly journal entries to record fixed asset corrections; completes fiscal year-end reports that illustrate additions, deletions, and missing/stolen items; analyzes and maintains other accounts receivable logs and reports for making recommendations to the Central Collections Unit.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a Bachelor's Degree with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in Auditing. Possession of a CPA Certificate is desired.

EXPERIENCE: Four years of professional experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles to include three years performing advanced duties in the areas of cost accounting, systems accounting, fixed assets accounting or bond and loan accounting. Familiarity with Maryland’s Financial Management Information System (FMIS) is preferred; supervisory experience is desired.


1. Applicants may substitute possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Master’s Degree in Accounting for one year of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting or auditing experience for one year of the required experience.


Knowledge of GAAP and applications for accounts receivable and fixed asset practices; knowledge of governmental accounting standards and document processing; skill in the interpretation of State and federal laws and regulations; skill in using accounting, finance, and spreadsheet software; skill in managing multiple tasks; skill in identifying problems and negotiating solutions; ability to analyze data and make sound decisions; ability to monitor performance and implement improvements; ability to meet established timelines; ability to effectively supervise and lead other professional accounting staff; ability to communicate effectively.


CPA License Preferred


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

Applications and resumes should be received by December 6, 2013


Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Accountant Supervisor I, Fixed Assets Supervisor Position #039370 JoAps  #13-006736-001. The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant satisfies the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or faxed to 410-333-8950.  

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.