City of Boston

Senior Accountant (Accounts Payable)

Posted Date 4 days ago(9/15/2021 9:23 AM)
Req ID
2021-20402
Dept
Auditing Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
Auditing Department
Salary Min
41,671.20
Salary Max
58,125.94
Union
SU4
Openings
1
Posting End Date
9/24/2021
Contact Email
Sheila.Fay@boston.gov

Overview:

This is a provisional appointment.

 

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

 

Under general supervision, performs auditing and accounting support work processing financial transactions and bookkeeping tasks within established rules and processes for procurement, payments, record keeping and audits. Supervises the work of the Head Clerks.

Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes a variety of accounts payable transactions.
  • Examines and verifies contracts, purchase orders, change orders, and invoices/vouchers, to ensure they adhere to applicable agreements, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures to support payment or other transactions.
  • Enters, updates, and corrects invoice and procurement data in an automated system.
  • Assists vendors, customers, and/or city staff with questions and issues related to accounts payable transactions. Researches and resolves answers to questions or discrepancies, forwarding only highly unusual or complex items to other staff members.
  • Maintains applicable documentation and files. Prepares and maintains logs, tracking sheets, and similar files.
  • Prepares audit documentation for financial and compliance audits.
  • Using an automated system, runs standard reports, identifies and corrects discrepancies as necessary; balances daily transactions.
  • Assists and instructs city staff (within and outside of the Auditing department) regarding proper and accurate procedures, data entry, and record management related to procurement and accounts payable transactions.
  • Checks and reviews accounts payable data entry and transactions of other city staff.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of full-time or equivalent part-time office experience in work where the major duties included processing financial transactions, bookkeeping, or related accounting work.
  • Appropriate education substitutions can be made.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.

 

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.

 

TERMS:
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU/RL/13
Hours of per week: 35

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