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2 positions: General Accounting & Financial Representative

Recruitment #14-006732-001


2 Positions Available: General Accounting  & Financial Representative




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

Main Purpose of Job

These are professional positions one serving as a General Accountant and one serving as a Financial Representative responsible for providing budgetary, accounting, procurement, internal control, audit, grant management, financial analysis/reporting, and miscellaneous staff support to Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).


Applies generally accepted accounting principles for reviewing and authorizing operational transactions; develops and implements consistent and effective protocols for the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Aid to Education financial operations; ensures that management receives essential, timely, concise, and useful reports; provides guidance regarding budget allocations, procurement, internal controls, and encumbrances; prepares ad hoc reports and statistical charts and presentations to support MSDE policy; authorizes, reviews or releases MSDE employee expense accounts; manages the offset liability for POC payments, distributes the CCATS reports daily, sub-grant budget offsets and expenditures; communicates effectively with internal and external stakeholders.


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing

EXPERIENCE: Two years of professional experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.  

NOTES: Applicants may substitute a Bachelor's Degree with 30 credit hours in Accounting and related courses including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing for the required education.


Knowledge of  generally accepted accounting principles, theory, procedures and methods; 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.


To apply for this position online go to which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.      

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number # 078827 & 085528 (JobApps# 14-006732-001) and the last 4 digits of your SS#.  

Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.  

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.




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