Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant
Cecil County Maryland Finance Department
 Elkton, Maryland
Job Description

Cecil County Department of Finance is seeking a Senior Accountant with a starting salary of $58,148.73. (Grade 122N) Position preforms highly technical accounting and financial work. Under broad supervision, plans, coordinates and administers the activity of all County cash accounts and investments.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field; Four (4) or more years of experience in cash management, investments and banking. An equivalent combination of education and experience can be substituted. Extensive knowledge of cash management processes and techniques. Ability to develop and maintain cash flow projections to be used for maximizing investments. Strong analytical skills with attention to detail; Understanding of current pronouncements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Knowledge of computer operations, including but not limited to Microsoft Office and other related software Ability to work additional hours, when needed to accommodate the department’s workflow.


Responsible for reviewing daily bank activity, bank charges and coordinate ACH, Wires and Positive Pay; Prepare detail reports of monthly cash receipts and expenditures to be used for cash flow forecast; Update detail debt service schedules; Understands grant requirements, works with departments on grant applications, and monitors adherence to them by County departments; Responsible for the accounting of certain Internal Service Funds and Fiduciary Funds Responsible for certain external surveys and reporting; Oversee Purchase Card process; Assist with the completion of the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR); Provides financial guidance to all departments within the County Other duties as assigned.