Department of Education

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Recruitment #13-006741-001




Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as lead auditor in the State Aid Unit of the Audit Office responsible for serving as the lead on financial and compliance audits of State funds provided to local public school systems.


Performs as lead on audits of accounting records and program documentation in accordance with audit procedures to verify compliance with State laws and regulations; audits student enrollment records and reports, completes reports documenting school system audit results and recommends methods to improve procedures; prepares audit working papers using computer audit/accounting software; completes pre-audit analysis and prepares working papers for field audits; assists in researching, regulations and other authority to determine audit criteria applicable to audited programs; participates in entrance and conferences to explain procedures used and the results obtained during fieldwork.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses; including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in Auditing; CPA is preferred.              

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience performing financial and compliance audits of a state agency, grantee, business or other entity.  Experience in performing and/or reviewing governmental and/or nonprofit organizations is preferred 


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

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

3. 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.


Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Position #13-006741-001.  The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets 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 Travel throughout the State to include occasional overnight is required; the successful candidate must furnish own transportation.  Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. Open Until Filled

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