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State of Massachusetts Accountant V in Boston, Massachusetts

As a member of theBureau of Administration’sDivision of Administrative Services, this position is primarily responsible for managingthe accounts and vendors associated with Facilities and Infrastructure (unit 2030) the largest agency cost center. Broad duties include encumbrance management, accounts payables, vendor relations, expenditure analysis, budget planning and thorough knowledge of the Commonwealth’s MMARS & CommBuys systems/./

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage accounts payables to include the processing of all payments in a timely manner.

Establish encumbrances and monitor to ensure adequate balances to meet obligations.

Assist with the preparation and revision of spending plans and maintain accounts and records for budgetary control and accountability.

Reconcile financial documents and transactions for completeness and accuracy and to ensure compliance with established guidelines, standards and procedures and recommend improvements to accounting procedures.

Develop expenditure controls to reflect budget constraints and actual allotments.

Evaluate requests for additional allotments and/or transfer of funds.

Review and analyze expenditure patterns and financial reports for trends in programs to determine their effect on spending and make recommendations to supervisor in order to control spending.

Confer with agency staff and outside vendors by email, phone, and face to face to resolve fiscal discrepancies and to obtain statistical data and documentation for reports or special projects.

Oversee and initiate contacts with vendors, salespeople, and customer service and collection agents from various companies doing business with the DEP to resolve issues.

Ensure that the proper procedure is utilized in the encumbrance of documents and the payment of bills.

Review and implement accounting procedures to ensure consistency of accounting activities according to the laws, rules and regulations and generally accepted accounting practices in order to control Department expenditures and to develop standards of performance.

Work with considerable independent judgment to accomplish established criteria for spending resources determined by budget director and supervisor.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting or auditing, of with at least (B) three years must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. An Associate's degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.

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

Job: *Accounting and Finance

Organization: *Department of Environmental Protection

Title: Accountant V

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Winter Street

Requisition ID: 200005V6

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