City of Boston

Staff Accountant, Administrative

Posted Date 2 months ago(7/27/2022 12:10 PM)
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Treasury-Treasury Division
Regular Full-Time
Tre Treasury-Treasury
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Under the general supervision of the Assistant Collector-Treasurer, the Senior Administrative Assistant works independently performing professional accounting, auditing and financial analysis


Duties included but not limited to:


  • Manages and coordinates all functional aspects for the Division’s Lease Purchase Program, as well as performs an integral role in the reporting requirements for the Division’s Accounting and Trust Units.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to supervisor regarding modification of business processes for the Division.
  • Performs challenging financial activities such as creating amortization schedules, maintaining reporting requirements for tax exempt 501c3s, and create cost allocations for budgetary purposes for City trusts.
  • Reviews, validates, and processes debt service; monitors and reconciles controlled budgets and account receivables; and business processes.
  • Reconciles entries and transactions and resolves discrepancies by employing various application platforms.
  • Creates and/or interprets financial reporting for various programs.
  • Maintains well-organized materials, files, systems and tools.
  • Manages and oversees assigned special projects as required.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting, finance, auditing, or related field. A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • Proficiency in applying accounting and finance skills with projects and procedures.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint highly preferred. Working knowledge of Oracle PeopleSoft Financial application preferred.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and interpret financial data. Ability to compare data from a variety of sources for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work situations and priorities; to meet schedules and deadlines of the work unit.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to follow oral and written instructions and procedures; to conduct research and to review data; and to work independently as well as in diverse teams and experience building strong relationships across a range of functional areas.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills. Ability to reason/analyze and use logic to identify and resolve issues; verify and maintain accuracy of detailed data and information, detect data errors.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.




Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM1-5

Hours per week:  35


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