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ACCOUNTANT II

Contractual

Recruitment #17-004547-0005

Introduction

The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.  The System is a multi-employer, public employees' benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with additional plan components, covering approximately 200,000 active members and more than 150,000 retires and beneficiaries.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland State Retirement Agency, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to resolve and correct differences between expected and actual member contributions that have been withheld and remitted to the State Retirement and Pension System (SRPS) by over 100 separate participating employers. Performance of this function requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the mandatory employee contributions to the defined benefit retirement plans of the SRPS; frequent written and oral communications with personnel and payroll staff of the participating employers for the purpose of resolving individual and systemic contribution errors; and the preparation of transactions to correct data on the SRPS master file.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing. A copy of your College or University transcript should accompany your application or you may list the courses and credits on the application.

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

Notes:

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. A copy of your certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Master's degree in Accounting should accompany your application or you may list the information on the application.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

1.   Two  years' of experience using Microsoft Office programs: Outlook, Word, and Excel;

2.   Two  years' of experience processing or auditing payroll. 

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

Due to the confidential nature of the work, selected candidates must undergo and pass a background check.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: S. Hudson, 301 West Preston Street, Room 608, Baltimore, MD 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date. 

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. I

f you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-4910.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay   

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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