The City Controller is an executive level position for the City of Boston that reports to the Chief Financial Officer/Collector-Treasurer and is appointed by the Mayor. The City Controller serves as City Auditor, ex-officio member of the Boston Retirement System Board and is the primary point of contact to the City of Boston Audit Committee and the City’s external auditors.
The Auditing Department acts as the Controller of the City, establishes policies that serve as rules or guidelines for City departments so that they may conform with regulatory requirements for handling revenue and expenses, and other areas of financial oversight. The City Controller plays a critical role in managing the City’s over $4 Billion annual general fund budget as well as all external funds. The City Controller is also integral to developing strategies for managing the City’s long-term liabilities and developing policies for maintaining internal controls.
As an advisor and resource to the Chief Financial Officer, the City Controller works to ensure effective and efficient management of the City’s operations; compliance with all relevant laws and regulations; and is responsible for transparent financial practices. The Auditing Department centrally manages and conducts pre-audits of all City payroll and accounts payable transactions, also serving as the official keeper of the records.
The City Controller works collaboratively with the Mayor’s Office, Cabinet Chiefs, Department Heads and other members of City Leadership to enhance municipal operations, and is an advocate for change building on best business practices in government by promoting accountability, integrity and clarity in the City’s business operations.
The City Controller is responsible for planning and directing the financial and fiscal compliance, program, operational, and information technology audits of all City departments and programs. This involves directing a professional staff to ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting principles, governmental auditing standards and federal uniform guidelines, coordinating audits and communicating the results to the Chief Financial Officer and elected officials.
The Controller directly participates in the ongoing management of the City’s financial and human capital management systems.
Education and Experience:
Boston Residency Required
Hours per week: 35
Salary Range: $140,000 - $165,000 Depending On Experience