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Accountant / Auditor, Lead / Senior - Administration & Operations

Company: Montgomery County, MD Government
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Accountant / Auditor, Lead / Senior - Administration & Operations, Business Office
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Salary Range: $67,156 to $111,407

The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County's air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities.

DEP is seeking to fill an Accountant/Auditor Lead/Senior position to lead the preparation and monitoring of the Department's operating and capital budgets for the General Fund, Water Quality Protection Fund (WQPF), and developing the 6-year fiscal plan for the Capital Improvements Program backed by the WQPF. The position is also responsible for compiling, preparing, and submitting financial packages for state and federal grant and loan reimbursement requests and preparing quarterly financial analyses, monthly financial reports and reviewing Purchase Card transactions and requests for purchase orders for the General Fund and WQPF. This position resides in the Business Office, Administration and Operations Section within the Director's Office.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
--- Preparing the operating budget for the Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPF) fund. This is a tax supported special revenue fund. This includes preparation of initial budget year estimates, review of past and current year budgets to identify changes or trends impacts expenses and revenues for future years and ensuring the final budget submission is completed. A critical and integral part of the budget formulation process for the WQPF is developing the 6-year fiscal plan and recommended tax rate under several budget and program scenarios.

--- Preparing the operating budget for the General Fund for the Department. This includes preparation of initial budget year estimates, review of past and current year budgets to identify changes or trends impacting expenses and revenues for future years and ensuring the final budget submission is completed.

--- Monitoring the execution of the operating budget for General Fund and WQPF through preparation of periodic financial reports, quarterly analyses, and other management analyses.

--- Preparing the capital budget for the Water Quality Protection Charge Fund. The capital projects funded by WQPF are necessary to support the County's MS4 permit, under the Clean Water Act and to fund projects done by Department of Transportation and Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

--- Overseeing the financial reporting and budget execution for the CIP budget including preparation of State Aid reimbursement requests, State loan reimbursement requests, and approval of all CIP invoices.

--- Reviewing and approving invoices funded by the General Fund and WQPF and as Purchase Card approver for all cardholders. Managing year-end invoice processing and accrual process. Reviewing and approving petty cash payments and travel requests.

--- Developing, initiating, and implementing policies, procedures, and forms for department fiscal activities.

The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of accounting, budget analysis, and auditing principles, practices, and procedures; thorough knowledge and proven skills in the development of complex multi-year budgets; and the ability to prepare comprehensive reports and interpret financial reports and statements as well as identify and solve problems.

The successful candidate must have the ability to plan, organize, set priorities, and manage multiple work assignments and deadlines; work independently as well as work in a collaborative environment within a large organization; have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; be able to deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with people; have a positive attitude; be team oriented, and work well under pressure.

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, and occasional weekend and/or evening work may be required.

To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory trainings within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience: Considerable (four (4) years) professional experience in a financial accounting, auditing or business administration field.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting; or a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Public Administration or a related field with a major of accounting coursework.
Substitution: Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) may be substituted for a degree in Accounting or a major in Accounting.

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at
and click on the "Search for Jobs at MCG" tab.
Read the full job description under the "General Professional" Job Category.
The requisition number is IRC53885.
Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

This Recruitment Closes April 22, 2022.

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position,
which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips
listed under the "Resources" tab on the Office of Human Resource's MCG Careers webpage.

EOE. M/F/H.

Accountant / Auditor, Lead / Administration & Operations

Keywords: Montgomery County, MD Government, Silver Spring , Accountant / Auditor, Lead / Senior - Administration & Operations, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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