State of Massachusetts Accountant II in Westfield, Massachusetts


  • · Serves as the functional point of contact for day to day budget/financial issues

  • · Performs budget administration work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred (purchase orders and other contract actions with proper coding)

  • · Crosschecks payment vouchers (270s) from the State Military Division to ensure all payments are accurate and valid

  • · Reconciles accounts monthly and verify expenditures balance with state and federal comptrollers

  • · Coordinates with State Military Division office for contracting procedures

  • · Develops, maintains, utilizes database to monitor and track the expenditure of funds for use in formulating budget requirements, including energy/utility consumption rates and usage

  • · Partners in preparing annual budget projections and requests

  • Enters all initial data at the beginning of each fiscal year to include funding, federal and state codes, collection work orders, wage increases


* * *Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting including terminology

  • Knowledge of the methods of general report writing

  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of accounting data,to draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as financial reports, accounts and ledgers

  • Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc. governing assigned unit activities

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations using formulas to solve problems

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to gather information by examining records and documents and through questioning individuals

  • Ability to maintain accurate records

  • Ability prepare general and financial reports

  • Ability to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in logical sequence

  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression

  • Ability to exercise sound judgement

  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information

  • Ability to deal tactfully with others

  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to work in a team setting

  • Ability to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:Applicants must have (A) two years of full-time or equivalent part-time, general accounting or budgeting experience, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Driver's License at a class level specific to assignment.


I. An Associate's degree with a major in accounting, finance or business may be substituted for one year of the the required experience.

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, finance or business may be substituted for the required experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Accounting and Finance

Organization: *Military Division

Title: Accountant II

Location: Massachusetts-Westfield - 175 Falcon Drive

Requisition ID: 170004HT