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Accountant I

Baltimore County
35 per week 400 Washington Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule I, Grade 25, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

Vacancies exists in the Office of Budget and Finance, Accounting Division.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time. 

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You MUSTattach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under close supervision, performs routine professional accounting and pre-audit work.

  • Trains and assists in the preparation and analysis of complex accounting reports and financial statements related to accounts.
  • Verifies and reconciles general ledger accounts.  
  • Prepares journal entries to record retirement and investment activity.  
  • Resolves bookkeeping errors.
  • Reviews and verifies manager invoices for payment and prepares necessary correspondence.
  • Assists with closing procedures and other year end operations. 
  • Assists with the pre-auditing of accounts, ledgers, journals, and other accounting records. 
  • Assists in preparing detailed statistical reports and analysis.
  • Assists in special accounting, financial, and procedural studies.
Examples of Other Duties
May lead or supervise accounting clerical personnel. Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)
Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting
OR
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an A.A. degree in accounting plus at least two years' experience in accounting, auditing or bookkeeping
OR
Possession of an accounting certificate from an accredited college or university, plus at least three years' experience in accounting, auditing, or bookkeeping.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ()

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Accountant I
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You MUST attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.  

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is essentially sedentary but may involve walking, standing, and other limited physical activities.

Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprinting checks.

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