Baltimore CountyWindsor Mill 21244

Maintains balance and expenditure activity status for County grants-in-aid. Provides assistance and direction to accounting staff of grantees.

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Accountant Ii

Baltimore County
35 per week US Department of Health & Human Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule I, Grade 29,  Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

A vacancy exists in Finance and Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.
 
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in this classification 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 must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies 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.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, performs comprehensive professional accounting and pre-auditing work.

Essential Job Duties

  • Maintains a variety of accounts. 
  • Prepares and analyzes complex accounting reports and financial statements related to accounts. 
  • Prepares accounts for audits by internal and external sources. 
  • Reconciles accounts with audit outcomes.
  • Maintains balance and expenditure activity status for County grants-in-aid. Provides assistance and direction to accounting staff of grantees. 
  • Conducts and participates in periodic audits of grant accounts.
  • Participates in closing procedures and other year end operations. 
  • Prepares estimates and statements of account. 
  • Prepares detailed statistical reports and analyses.
  • Participates in special accounting, financial, and procedural studies.
Examples of Other Duties
May train, lead, or supervise professional and clerical accounting personnel
May coordinate or supervise a specialized accounting function
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

Training and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting;
Plus 
Two years' professional experience in accounting or auditing.
OR

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an A.A. degree in accounting;
Plus
Four years' experience in accounting, auditing, or bookkeeping, at least two years of which were at the professional level.
OR
Possession of an accounting certificate from an accredited college or university;
Plus 
Five years' experience in accounting, auditing, or bookkeeping, at least two years of which were at the professional level.

(Education in accounting beyond a bachelor's degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years for the required experience.)

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. (www.WES.org)

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

You must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

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.

Drug Screen and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a drug screening and employment background investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

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