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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Accounting Services
May 2021

Overview of the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)
1. Legal Structure
The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) is a 501(c)(5) non-profit organization whose stakeholders are the four sectors of the dairy industry that represent U.S. dairy producers, data records processors, breed associations, and AI companies. Each sector is equally represented on the Board of Directors by the Dairy Records Providers (DRPs), the Dairy Records Processing Centers (DRPCs) the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA) and the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB).

Under a Non-funded Cooperative Agreement (NFCA) between CDCB and the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service – Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, CDCB has full responsibility for the service portion of U.S.A. genetic and genomic evaluations, including the computing and distributing of data and maintaining the national allied partners cooperator database. This database is the largest in the world devoted to dairy animals with over five (5) million genotypes, 70 million female phenotypic records and over 500,000 males receiving genetic evaluations or genomic predictions.

2. Vision and Mission
Overview: The CDCB drives continuous improvement and maintains the integrity of the world’s largest animal database, building on a quality foundation with more than eight decades of recorded U.S. dairy animal performance.
Vision: Collaboration between four sectors of the U.S. dairy industry to benefit dairy producers by providing gold standard genetic evaluations for the improvement of dairy cattle populations.
Mission: Providing premier dairy genetic information services to help optimize cow health and productivity in herds worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.uscdcb.com.

Purpose of this RFP
CDCB accounts management has been outsourced to the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) since 2013, when the current service operations started. AJCA is one of CDCB’s stakeholders and has accepted to perform these activities on behalf of the CDCB during the initial years. The purpose of this RFP is to identify a professional capable of helping staff to transition the accounts from AJCA to in house management and serve as contractor CPA moving forward.

Scope of Work
CDCB seeks to contract with an Independent financial professional or firm to perform accounting services for our 501(c)5 organization. Bookkeeping will be performed by CDCB staff. The current accountant will be available to facilitate a smooth transition and to ensure continuity. The person(s) providing services shall have a current CPA license.

Specific duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Identify the optimal finance management process for CDCB.
  • Accounting software
  • Transference of bank accounts
  • Training operatives: Office manager + managers
  • Set up routine bookkeeping and reporting procedures
  • Establish the transition with auditors
  • Budget to actual summary and detail
  • Prepare monthly financial reports to present to Board of Directors
    • Prepare year end reports, schedules and other documents requested by auditors
  • Evaluate complex financing issues; propose and implement financing alternatives based on CDCB’s resources, priorities, and goals
    • Assist the CEO and Board of Directors with questions related to the CDCB finances

Proposals should include a schedule of the amount of time needed to perform the duties. It is understood more time may be needed at the beginning of the project than will be needed after the firm/person becomes familiar with our finance operations.

Supplementary Information

  1. Activity Report (September 2020), including summary of 2019 and 2018 audited Financial Statements: access online at https://www.uscdcb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020- CDCB-Activity-Report_103020_lowres.pdf
  2. Available upon request: audited 2020 Financial Statement; CDCB investment policy

Submission of Proposals: Submit by email by June 4, 2021, to João Dürr, Chief Executive Officer (joao.durr@uscdcb.com).

Please provide responses to the following list, in order presented.

  1. Full name of your firm and the address of the office that would work with CDCB.
  2. Website address and company brochure, if available.
  3. Brief history of your firm, including past and current ownership.
  4. Résumé of the principal individual who will be responsible for servicing CDCB.
  5. List of other individuals (name, title) who will be directly involved with the account and what their role(s) will be.
  6. List the services and resources provided to clients in a full-service consulting relationship.
  7. Discuss your general approach in establishing goals, guidelines, and objectives of bookkeeping and accounting policies.
  8. Explain in detail any potential or actual conflict of interest, or appearance of a conflict of interest, which may arise if your firm is selected to advise CDCB.
  9. Describe controls in place to safeguard client assets and your compliance standards.
  10. Describe any other costs or expenses that CDCB might incur with your firm.
  11. Why is your firm uniquely qualified to service our account?

RFP Review Process

  1. RFPs will be reviewed by the Finance Committee in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of CDCB.
  2. The Finance Committee will obtain and review all individuals named in the RFP.
  3. Additional information may be requested by CDCB.
  4. Members of the Finance Committee expect to speak with a small number of firms submitting RFPs before reaching a recommendation to the CDCB Board of Directors.

Financial Associate

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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Financial Associate
Recruitment # 21-003720-0002
Deadline: 05/12/2021
Salary Range: $18.88 to $24.30/hourly
Location: Lanham, Maryland

The Division of Finance and Administration of DHCD is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a Financial Associate. This position is responsible for performing accounts receivable and payable activities, spreadsheet activities, billing, reconciliation and collection activities for DHCD clients in accordance with the Departments policies and State guidelines. In addition, the candidate will learn to perform and apply general accounting and analysis principles as well as payment processing for subsidized housing payments. Candidates must have graduated from an accredited high school or possess a high school equivalency certificate and have one year of experience reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions.

For more information and to apply online, please visit:

https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=21&R2=003720&R3=0002

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CCI Health & Wellness Services Board

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Support equitable healthcare access in our local community. Join the CCI Health & Wellness Services Board. See the difference you can make in the health of 60,000 people. More: bit.ly/join_the_board

Supervisory Staff Accountant (Chief Accountant)

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Job Title: Supervisory Staff Accountant (Chief Accountant)
Location: DC Headquarters
Salary: $157,810 to $253,300
Open: April 7 to April 20, 2021
Application: https://go.usa.gov/xHYZj

The Division of Investment Management (IM) works to support the SEC in its mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. IM regulates investment companies, variable insurance products, and federally registered investment advisers.

The position is in the Division of Investment Management’s, Disclosure Review and Accounting Office, Chief Accountant’s Office.

Responsibilities

If selected, you will serve as an Assistant Director (Chief Accountant) working under the general direction of an Associate Director.

Typical Duties:

  • Provides supervision and guidance to Division staff who interpret and enforce rules on the form and content of financial statements or similar financial information to be filed with or submitted to the Commission or prepared in compliance under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the filing requirements under them, by registrants of the Commission which are subject to review by this Division.
  • Renders decisions on accounting and auditing matters brought to or raised by the staff of the Division (i.e., questions arising out of the examination of registration statements, proxy statements, annual and interim financial and other reports, prospectuses, supporting accounting schedules, and other related documents containing financial statements, consultations submitted by registrants related to complex accounting conclusions, requests for guidance or other staff action, and other matters of an accounting, auditing, or financial nature) especially when a deviation from Commission or Division precedent is suggested.
  • Supervises, coordinates, and is responsible for the execution of the policies, programs, and procedures of the Commission as they relate to the work of the Division in overseeing registered investment companies and registered investment advisers and in formulating recommendations for proposals and final rules addressing the accounting and auditing matters of its registrants.
  • Acts as a consultant to the Division Director and Associate Directors and other Commission offices and divisions (such as the Division of Examinations and the Division of Enforcement) and renders advice in the preparation of formal Division conclusions, recommendations, staff views, or policies on complex accounting and auditing matters. Collaborate with Commission staff and other regulators on topics of mutual interest, including market monitoring efforts and regulatory guidance impacting investment companies and advisers.
  • Communicates programmatic messages and solicits input concerning developing issues impacting investment companies and insights regarding current initiatives of the Division by engaging in regular dialogue with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Carries out supervisory duties, such as performance management, training, awards, and recruitment; keeping employees informed regarding the policies, procedures, and goals of the Commission as they relate to their work on assigned projects.

Controller

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J.G. Edelen Co., Inc., a family owned wholesale distributor and manufacturer of furniture hardware and stone products is in search of a Controller.  Annual Sales $28 million.  # Employees: 60   #Locations:  2 

The Controller will work in the Company headquarters located in Essex/Rosedale MD and is responsible for the accounting and finance functions including general accounting, financial planning & analysis, internal controls, management reporting, human resources, payroll, risk and cash management.

Must be a self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic environment.  The position is “hands on”, reports directly to and will work closely with the President.

The chosen candidate will be responsible for taking on a leadership role in the financial decision making process and has access to all aspects of the Company and thus a high degree of confidentiality is required.

Salary $105,000 – $135,000

Please submit resume with salary requirement to beckis@jgedelen.com.  No phone call please.

Sr. Accountant

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Calibre CPA Group is seeking a dedicated Sr. Accountant with private or public accounting experience.

For full Job Description and to Apply: https://www.click2apply.net/W7e5ADSxOdD7UKZhj87l

PI130847289

Staff Accountant

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Impeccable attention to detail and accuracy?
Ability to work through stressful situations effectively?
Have a high level of initiative & ability to be autonomous?
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong written and verbal communication skills?

The Staff Accountant performs designated tasks in the area of Customer Accounting with a focus on the preparation of Agent and Broker Compensation/Commission.

Together makes us better. At EH, we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion to be part of everything we do. Here, you’ll find a culture where our differences are celebrated, where employees recognize and take action against inequality, and where all associates have equal access to development and opportunity.

Check out LinkedIn to view full position details and benefits.

Accountants Office Space Available

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Class A office space available to share in Pikesville

6 Reservoir Cirlce. 1700 sq. ft. suite is divided into 4 offices, 4 staff spaces, conference room and reception area. Available corner bay window office is 12X14 ft. plus 2 staff spaces if needed. Included in rent is Wi-Fi, copier, postage meter, fax line, access to office computer network using Ultra Tax, Creative Solutions GL, Depreciation Solution, File Cabinet Solution and other programs, free parking and some furniture if needed.

E-mail: bill@cpacpa.net

Harford County Public Library – Finance Director

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The Finance Director manages and oversees the financial and accounting operations, activities and staff for the library system; manages bank accounts and investments; prepares the annual budget; oversees the financial reporting for Friends of the Library groups and grants. Serves as a liaison between the HCPL Foundation and auditors and department staff and Senior Administration; provides assessment of existing and proposed financial plans, policies and procedures; oversees financial and accounting system controls and standards and ensures timely financial and statistical reports for management and/or Board use; provides analytical management assistance by providing analysis of business intelligence to measure organizational performance tied to financial initiatives. Communicates performance measures to senior staff and assists in resolving identified problems/opportunities.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field; CPA required; Five or more years of related professional exp; Five or more years of supervisory exp; and Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org. Review vacancy announcement under “Library Jobs” tab.  A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Montgomery County Government Department of Finance – Division Chief (Manager II)

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Manager II (Chief, Division of Fiscal Management), Grade M2
Montgomery County Government Department of Finance
Rockville, Maryland $92,185 – $167,345

The Montgomery County Department of Finance is looking for a Division Chief (Manager II) to lead the Fiscal Management Division.

Employee will be responsible for effectively managing the Fiscal Management Division of the Department of Finance. Duties will include managing and overseeing the following functions: municipal debt issuance; banking and cash management, including investments; rev- enue forecasting for a variety of complex revenue streams; legislative analysis and fiscal and economic impact statements; analysis of development plans; and oversight of economic development grant and loan programs.

This position develops and documents policies and procedures. Experience is required in planning, organizing, and prioritizing responsi- bilities, and multi-tasking and managing stress in a deadline oriented environment. Experience in working independently, with a positive perspective, strong initiative and self-motivation, and excellent communication skills is also required.

As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

A criminal background and credit history check will be conducted on the selected candidate prior to appointment and will be a significant factor in the hiring decision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in overseeing the functional and technical aspects of debt management, cash management, or economic/fiscal management, preferably in a government setting, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term “executive” is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organiza- tion that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above). Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree. Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications.

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Re- cruitment/MCGCareers.html and click on the “Search for Jobs at MCG” tab. Read the full job description under the “Managerial Executive” Job Category. The requisition number is IRC45147. Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

This Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant, Manager

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Exceptional Opportunity

Quality Mid-size Towson CPA Firm seeks the following professionals to help service our growing Client base:

  • Staff Accountant 2+ Years’ Experience
  • Senior Accountant 4+ Years’ Experience
  • Manager 7+ Years’ Experience

Candidates will provide tax and accounting services to entrepreneurial clients.

We offer challenging work with direct client engagement, limited overtime (no overtime after April 15th), flexible work schedules and excellent compensation package including a built-in partnership-like profit sharing and performance bonus.

Experience with ProSystem FX Tax and ProSystem Engagement is a plus.

Contact:
Kenneally & Company
660 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 104
Towson, MD 21204
410-321-9558
E-mail: dmiller@jlkcpas.com.

Tax Professional

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Tax Professionals for Busy Season (or flexible year round). Kenneally & Company, a mid-size Towson CPA firm of highly motivated professionals, seeks like-minded individuals experienced with individual or business income tax return preparation. Familiarity with ProSystem fx is a plus. Flexible hours, excellent compensation and a pleasant working environment. Forward your resume via e-mail to mlindemon@jlkcpas.com or via fax, (410) 321-9809.

Accountant

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We’re Growing at MKS&H…

We are looking for a few good accountants…our Firm is experiencing growth and we are looking for a few good accountants to grow with us! If you are a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic and are looking for a challenging career in accounting that also offers a healthy work-life balance, MKS&H is the place for you! We offer a competitive salary, with excellent benefits and several incentive programs. There’s free parking at both our offices and our team is full of fun loving people who are committed to helping you progress further in your career. Check out our open positions in both the Timonium and Frederick areas at https://mksh.com/careers/.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or taxation desirable
  • 1 – 6 years public accounting experience preferred and a CPA or CPA candidate
  • Excellent time management and detail-oriented skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

MKS&H offers excellent benefits, including a healthcare plan, a cafeteria plan, 401k, tuition assistance, business development incentives, a technology loan program and more. EOE.

MKS&H is a progressive regional CPA/Business Consulting Firm based in Maryland. If you are a highly motivated, career-minded individual…if you’re interested in business and want to work directly with business owners…if you’re looking for a career opportunity that offers more than just a paycheck… then we’d like to hear from you.

Exceptional Opportunity

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Exceptional Opportunity

Award winning CPA Firm of highly motivated professionals seeks like-minded individuals who have excelled in public accounting.

Tailor your work schedule (work 3, 4 or 5 days a week, take the summers off…). Experience with ProSystem FX Tax and ProSystem Engagement is a plus.

We offer direct client engagement, limited overtime (no overtime after April 15th), flexible work schedules and excellent compensation package including a built-in partnership-like profit sharing, performance and business originated bonus.

Contact:

Kenneally & Company

660 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 104
Towson, MD  21204
410-321-9558
E-mail:  dmiller@jlkcpas.com



Posted: 5/20/2020

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