Chief Financial Officer (Senior Manager)

Location
Annapolis, Maryland
Posted
May 17, 2019
Closes
May 31, 2019
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

OFFICE OF OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

FINANCE

Chief Financial Officer (Senior Manager) Regular, Full-time Position

Salary:  ($100,000 - $157,000)

Principal Duties: Prepare, analyze and ensure the adequacy of the annual operating budget requests for the Maryland General Assembly and the Department of Legislative Services; review and analyze expenditures to ensure accountability for appropriated funds, ensure the proper maintenance of a comprehensive system of accounting records; oversee the independent annual audit of the Department’s financial accounting records.  Develop, maintain and utilize customized analytical tools necessary provide reasonable oversight of financial transactions, develop and maintain a proper system of internal controls (e.g., policies, procedures and documents) necessary to provide reasonable assurance that financial transactions are properly authorized and accurately recorded.  Provide management direction and policy guidance to ensure the security and proper maintenance of the Legislature’s accounting records; provide management direction and policy guidance to ensure security and accurate recordation of, and the proper accountability for, the Department’s fixed asset (i.e., furniture and equipment) inventory; review procurement solicitation documents and related contracts to ensure the proper usage of State funds within the relevant statutory framework.  Other duties as required to include projects such as: prepare job descriptions and conduct employee performance evaluations, reviewing selected new legislation and /or statewide rules or regulations for potential fiscal impact on the Maryland General Assembly and the Department and draft policies and procedures.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field from an accredited college or university, with sufficient credits to qualify for entrance to the Uniform CPA exam.  Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive experience in accounting, auditing or related field and minimum of five (5) years of supervision of professional and paraprofessional accounting staff.  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, internal control structure design, budgeting and financial management and their application to governmental accounting systems.  Ability to set unit-level priorities, plan to maximize to usage of allocated resources, organize, delegate effectively and monitor progress of multiple objectives.  Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with legislators, office staff, and MGA and other state agency management level employees and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  Availability to work extended hours in order to complete legislative deadlines throughout the Legislative session or at other periods as needed.  There is a requirement to be present during the 90-day Legislative session, even in unusually inclement weather.

SEND RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST BY MAY 31, 2019 to the Department of Legislative Services Human Resources Office, 90 State Circle, Room 311, Annapolis, MD 21401-1991, Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140, e-mail: jobs@mlis.state.md.us  Website: http://dls.maryland.gov/

Code 07/19WP (Required on all Resumes). The Department of Legislative Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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