City of Boston

Bank Reconciliation Accountant

Posted Date 2 months ago(2/3/2023 9:42 AM)
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Treasury-Treasury Division
Regular Full-Time
Tre Treasury-Treasury
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Brief Job Description:


Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Bank Reconciliation Accountant is charged with ensuring that the City’s various account cash balances reconcile with actual month end bank balances.  The position will be responsible for identifying accounting and bank errors by providing explanations of the differences between the accounting records cash balance and the bank balance position per the bank statement.  This position will also assist in various administrative duties that are determined necessary to support the department.


  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations reports.
  • Assist auditors, both internal and external with documentation as required.
  • Perform the reconciliation and verification of accounts regarding cash at hand and cash at bank.
  • Reconcile transactions that are complex in nature, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Reconcile a diverse set of general ledger balance sheet accounts.
  • Continuously follow up on all reconciling items and provide regular updates to the Accounting Manager.
  • Manage a set of complex bank account transactions with large volumes or incoming and outgoing payments.
  • Assist with the daily balancing of the City’s main account.
  • Maintain documentation for the purpose of supporting files, reports and data.
  • File prepared accounts in a well organized manner.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Must have at least (3) three years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience in accounting, auditing or bookkeeping.
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration or a related field is preferred. 
  • Experience in bank reconciliation is required.
  • Strong knowledge of bank operations, financial transactions, financial record keeping, audits and accounting functions.
  • Comprehend general accounting principles and practices.
  • Strong understanding of financial statements, reports, accounting ledgers and journals.
  • Perform detailed work accurately and promptly.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Experience in PeopleSoft and iNovah.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment, communicate effectively with the remainder of the Treasury team.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job. 

Boston Residency Required

Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU/RL-16

Hours per week:  35

The City of Boston is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Therefore, qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category.

All City of Boston employees must comply with the City of Boston's COVID-19 Policies. To read more about those policies, please click here for more information. 


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