City of Boston

Principal Accountant, Trust

Posted Date 2 months ago(2/3/2023 11:10 AM)
Req ID
Treasury-Treasury Division
Regular Full-Time
Tre Treasury-Treasury
Salary Min
Salary Max
Posting End Date
Contact Email


Brief Job Description:


The City of Boston is seeking a Principal Accountant for the Accounting Division within the Treasury Department.  This individual will assist in the divisions’ duties and daily functions.


  • Prepares Federal and State Tax documents for payment processing.
  • Prepares transmittals to transfer receivables from financial institutions for funding purposes.
  • Records receivables to the general ledger via iNovah.
  • Assist with the daily balancing of the City’s main account.
  • Facilitate requests for the City’s W9.
  • Handles the remote deposit of checks into the bank and deposits ineligibles for the Inspectional Services and Treasury Department.
  • Prepares documents and invoices related to the Browne/Parkman Fund creating non-orders from grant agreements.
  • Assisting grant recipients with vendor set up.
  • Assist with the annual trust fund audit.
  • Responsible for the documentation and processing of union awards and grants.
  • Oversee the payments of small grant awards and scholarships.
  • Collaborate with the Trust team to prepare and record documentation for the Neighborhood Housing Trust and the Neighborhood Jobs Trust.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four (4) years of full-time professional experience in accounting or bookkeeping.
  • An Associate’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field preferred and may be substituted for a maximum of one (1) year experience. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for 2 years of required experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • A strong understanding of grant awarding policies.
  • Strong ability to work independently, be highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Capable of multitasking multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the Accounting and Trust Divisions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Capable of exercising good judgment and focusing on details as required.
  • Knowledge of Oracle PeopleSoft Financial or iNovah applications preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications and google sheets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams and build strong relationships across a range of functional areas.

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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed