Account Clerk Iii

Baltimore County
35 per week $39,201 - $45,098 Per year MD 400 Washington Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Pay Schedule I, Grade 21, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Office of Budget and Finance, Retirement Division. 

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotionalcandidates must apply at this time. 

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You MUST attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of License(s), Certification(s) and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of license(s), certification(s), and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, performs difficult and advanced accounting clerical work by preparing, auditing, and maintaining complex accounting, budgetary, fiscal records, statements, schedules, and reports; and does related work as required.

  • Sets up and prepares periodic fiscal reports, summaries of accounting and operational activities data, and other financial data required by County or other agencies.
  • Reviews and monitors vouchers, computer printouts, and other information to verify accuracy.
  • Corrects errors, determines availability of required funds and notifies appropriate parties to make adjustments as required.
  • Analyzes revenue and expenditure accounts to determine grant eligibility, prepares billings for State and Federal grants, and coordinates grant activities with other agencies.
  • Audits daily, weekly, and monthly totals for accounts and reviews work performed by others to verify accuracy, correctness, and completeness.
  • Posts charges and other financial data to general and special ledgers, calculates charges, percentages of charges, and interest, prepares a variety of entries, and maintains suspense logs to control work flow.
  • Assists in budget preparation, gathers and analyzes historical budget information, and forecasts data. 
  • Prepares reports as required.
  • Sets up and maintains filing systems. 
  • Codes and transfers data from manual records to contemporary data processing formats. 
  • Enters and retrieves information using data entry devices. 
  • Performs word processing functions relative to the skill level necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • May assign and review work performed by subordinate personnel.
  • Processes Payroll for (General, Public Safety, CCBC, Library, BCPS, Revenue Authority) import.
  • Balances payroll contribution files, researches exceptions and makes adjustments in CPAS.
  • Computes, enters, and verifies ERS deductions and adjustments.
  • Changes salary records in CPAS for deductions that represents an amount other than the current payroll deduction (buying back military LOA, missed deductions for new members, deductions adjustments for rate errors).
  • Sick Leave Bank adjustments: Determines amount of creditable service adjustments for prospective retirees.
  • Processes refund through respective agency and enters data in CPAS.
  • Assists with processing retros for payroll. 
  • Part-time creditable service conversions to full-time equivalency.
  • Computes cost to purchase prior withdrawn service and waived service. 
  • Processes transfer of service applications and checks.
  • Processes and reconciles unclaimed funds annually (from Suspense CWI). 
  • Sends check to State.
  • Provides ROC-Lump-sum distributions.
  • Prepares spreadsheet to record contribution and interest to be refunded. 
  • Verifies positive pay on M&T website – Voids checks, places stop payments, and issues manual checks.
  • Processes Deaths.
  • Processes manual checks and reissues.
  • New responsibilities will extensively involve the use of Workday.
Examples of other Duties
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Graduation from a recognized high school.


Four year's experience in bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing work.

(Additional education in bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience. Additional experience as described by the duties of the position may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of four years.)

Preferred Qualification
Experience with software systems.

Proof of License(s), Certification(s) and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of license(s), certification(s) and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of License(s), Certification(s) and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of license(s), certification(s), and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ().

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Account Clerk III - Office of Budget and Finance
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You MUST attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable. 

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprinting checks.