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FISCAL SERVICES CHIEF I- CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #13-999999-437

Introduction

This is a RE-POST for a full-time contractual Fiscal Services Chief I with the Howard County Department of Social Services.  If you have previously applied  for this position you do not need to re-apply.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Howard County Department of Social Services

7121 Columbia Gateway Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Main Purpose of Job

Plans and coordinates fiscal services for Howard County Department of Social Services in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies and prescribed Departmental (DHR) procedures; Formulates and implements fiscal policies and procedures to meet departmental, State, federal and other funding source laws and requirements; Oversees the preparation of the operating budget; Oversees the compilation of supporting fiscal and statistical data for presentation of the budget to departmental budget specialists and other funding sources; Monitors expenditures, prepares periodic and special budget projections and recommends adjustments in budget appropriations to meet operational necessities; Modifies and implements manual and automated systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and departmental and control agency guidelines; Oversees all accounting operations; Reviews, approves and analyzes periodic and special reports to meet departmental and funding source requirements and to keep management advised of the fiscal status of the agency; Oversees the annual fiscal year end closeout in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; Provides information to auditors reviewing the fiscal services unit of the local department and develops and implements corrective action plans resulting from audit exceptions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing. Transcript(s) to verify coursework must be submitted with the application. 

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

Notes:

1.  Applicants who had 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.

2. 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.

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

Selection Plan

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

The assessment will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Therefore it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. 

You must possess the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.   Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment and clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application. Credit may be given for relevant part-time, temporary, or volunteer experience, if you list the number of hours worked per week.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.   

BENEFITS

This is a contractual position with no benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

College transcripts are required for the review of your application and must be included with your application.  Applications submitted without a transcript will not be considered.  All foreign education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide a foreign school evaluation. Information received after the closing date will not be considered.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to: Howard County Department of Social Services, Attn: M. Martin, 7121 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD  21046. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-872-0408.

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application 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.

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

 



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