Fiscal Services Officer needed for our government client in Downtown Baltimore. The Fiscal Service Officer will provide fiscal services for a facility in according with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Position is contract for 2 years with possible extension.
- Participates in the preparation of the operating budget by reviewing program requests for format, fund limitations and compliance with departmental-and agency instructions and by calculating and verifying actual expenditures and budget figures.
- Compiles supporting fiscal and statistical data for presentation of the budget to departmental budget specialists.
- Monitors expenditures, prepares periodic and special budget projections and recommends adjustments in budget appropriations to meet operational necessities.
- Modifies and implements manual and automated fiscal systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and departmental and control agency guidelines and oversees accounting operations.
- Prepares and analyzes periodic and special reports to meet departmental funding source requirements and to keep management advised of the fiscal status of the agency.
- Conducts the annual fiscal year end closeout in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
- Provides information to auditors reviewing the fiscal services unit and develops and implements corrective action plans resulting from audit exceptions.
- Formulates and implements fiscal policies and procedures to meet departmental, State, federal and other funding source laws and requirements.
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
- Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and practices and of governmental auditing standards and practices.
- Knowledge of fiscal control reporting policies and procedures.
- Skill in modifying and implementing accounting methods and procedures to increase the reliability and efficiency of accounting operations.
- Skill in applying various technical guidelines and methodologies in deciding among various alternatives for the resolution of budgetary issues.
- Skill in using computerized fiscal applications and software to include spreadsheet software and data base applications;
- Skill in preparing, analyzing and interpreting financial reports and statements.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency management and program personnel, departmental fiscal staff and auditors.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university.
- Three years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.
- Certified Public Accountant or Master’s Degree in Accounting from a accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of required experience.
- Two years of budgeting or auditing experience is required.