City of Boston

Accounting Manager

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/14/2022 9:01 AM)
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Treasury-Treasury Division
Regular Full-Time
Tre Treasury-Treasury
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Brief Job Description:


Under the supervision of the Deputy Treasurer and working closely with the Director of Revenue, the Accounting Manager will assist with the oversight of all financial and reporting functions in the Treasury Department. The Accounting Manager will be primarily responsible for directing, coordinating, and managing the activities of the accounting staff. This position will include a wide range of responsibilities including the creation, maintenance and reconciliation of the city, cash and investment accounts and financial reports as well as the analysis of financial data.


  • Prepares financial reporting and analysis for monthly financial reports and journal entries.
  • Oversees and performs account reconciliations for city accounts.
  • Assists in the audit coordination process and preparation of necessary schedules to support financials for submission to the outside audit firm.
  • Assists in the preparation and analysis of the administrative department budget.
  • Balances the city's daily cash position.
  • Reviews daily banking operations.
  • Monitors debt service information including amortization schedules, reporting requirements, statements, and payments.
  • Assists the Retirement Board with the Boston Teachers Union retiree payments.
  • Responsible for the year end closing process and journal entries.
  • Manages finance staff who are responsible for account reconciliation and other accounting tasks.
  • Assists in hiring department staff and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Recommends new systems, policies, and procedures to increase department efficiencies.
  • Participates in the accurate and timely filing of financial reports, returns and payments to the Internal Revenue Service, Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and the Massachusetts Division of Local Services.
  • Patricipates annually in the production of tax forms (i.e. W2’s)
  • Works closely with the Mayor’s Office of Housing to provide fiscal support to Neighborhood Jobs Trust (NJT) and Neighborhood Housing Trust (NHT).
  • Assigns additional responsibilities in consultation with the Deputy Treasurer.
  • Performs realted duties as required by the job.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience, of which two (2) years must have been in a supervisory capacity. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in accounting or finance required.  Supervisory experience may not be substituted. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse range of people including citizens, staff, and other city personnel. 
  • Exhibit ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, superiors, and public and private representatives.
  • Display ability to work with limited direct supervision and perform assigned duties in an accurate, timely and professional manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and organizational skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, and Google Suite

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.  



Boston Residency Required.


Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM1-8

Hours per week:  35


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