Budget & Financial Analysis Staff Accountant (Legislative Specialist I)

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY   Annapolis, MD   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on October 8, 2021
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Budget & Financial Analysis Staff Accountant (Legislative Specialist I)


Salary Range:

$52,000 to $70,000 (depending on experience & qualifications)


Principal duties:       

  • Conduct periodic reviews and analyses of posted payment transactions in accordance with a pre-established, post-transaction review plan to ensure their accuracy, completeness, timeliness, consistency, proper authorization, and compliance with related regulations, guidelines, policies or contract terms. These tasks will require the successful candidate to:
    • Interview staff to document and evaluate payment processes and control structure elements
    • Collect, review, verify and analyze documentary evidence necessary to adequately evaluate the transactions under review
    • Develop conclusions and relevant recommendations for corrective action
    • Prepare working papers to document procedures performed and conclusions reached
  • Prepare periodic cost projections based on reasonable and relevant projection methodology
  • Prepare journal entries and transfer
  • Assist in compiling data for various reports and projections
  • Complete assignments within the allotted time and meet any established deadlines
  • Communicate effectively with unit managers and other personnel
  • Write in a clear and concise manner
  • Perform other duties as required. This may include, but not be limited to tasks such as:
    • preparing and reviewing adjusting journal entries
    • reviewing periodic reconciliations and allocations prepared by other staff
    • preparing transaction summaries or assembling data analyses in response to ad hoc requests
    • assisting various unit managers



  • 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
  • Two (2) years of progressive experience in accounting, auditing or related field desired. Additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working with automated accounting systems (preferably FMIS/R*Star knowledge) and basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Availability for extended work hours as required to meet legislative deadlines throughout the 90-day legislative session


Send your resume and letter of interest by October 18, 2021, to:

Department of Legislative Services, Human Resources

90 State Circle, Room 311

Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1991

Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140

e-mail: jobs@mlis.state.md.us, Website: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov

Code 13-21 (Required on all Resumes)


                The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation or legislative policy.