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State of Massachusetts Director of Accounting and Revenue in Boston, Massachusetts

_About the Organization:_ The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) is a state agency within the Executive Office of Economic Development and is responsible for protecting consumers through advocacy and education. The Office of Consumer Affairs works to ensure that the businesses our agencies regulate treat all Massachusetts consumers fairly. The Division of Banks ("DOB"), Division of Insurance ("DOI"), Division of Occupational Licensure ("DOL"), Division of Standards ("DOS"), and Department of Telecommunications and Cable ("DTC") all fall under the OCABR umbrella and help us to fulfill our critical mission of building better businesses and smarter consumers. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is committed to creating and sustaining a work culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and mutually respectful to all its employees regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran or disability status. We strive to reflect diversity in all facets and levels of our agency. The Office or Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation values inclusiveness and diversity within their employee and management teams. Within our community we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel respected, valued, and empowered to maximize their skills and talents to serve our citizens. _About the Role:_ Within the Office of Consumer Affairs is the Accounting Unit which provides budgeting, reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable services and revenue coordination to the agencies it oversees. The Director of Accounting and Revenue directly oversees accounts payable and accounts receivable staff. The specific functions performed encompass a broad range of activities that vary including the quality control, oversight, and review of Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS) accounting transactions, as well as procurement procedures and processes in CommBuys. Assist agencies with third party payment provider agreements to enable stakeholders to easily pay the commonwealth for services and assessments. _Duties and Responsibilities:_ *(these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): * Manage and direct staff in the timely and efficient processing all accounting transactions for all OCABR agencies. Ensure quality control review, encumbrance management, accounts payable management, cash management, vendor mangement, and proper internal controls. * Implement and/or review internal accounting procedures consistent with commonwealth laws, rules and regulations and generally accepted accounting practice in order to coordinate and execute agency expenditures and ensure consistency with accounting activities and to establish standards for performance. Coordinate with oversight agencies (OSD, CTR, etc.) with periodic audits. * Work with OCABR’s agency liaisons and other agency staff to provide direction, training resources, and advice to ensure adherence to established policies and procedures, and quality control of all financial transactions processed in the Accounting Unit. Ensure all accounting transactions are in compliance with Federal, State, Agency and Comptroller’s policies and procedures. Communicate with the Office of the Comptroller and Treasury regarding e-pay and lockbox relationships and relative to policy issuances, informational meetings and general issues related to the operation of the state’s accounting system (MMARS). * Oversee revenue transactions and reconciliations for the OCABR agencies, ensuring that all revenues are collected, deposited, and reconciled timely. Ensure that assessments are billed, and that related revenue is booked and reconciled. * Assist OCABR agencies with procurements, purchases and provides guidance with the use of CommBuys. * Revenue Coordination: Assist agencies with third party payment provider agreements to enable stakeholders to easily pay the commonwealth for services and assessments. * Work with vendors, landlords, and key stakeholders on calculating and reconciling recurring payments, lease costs, maintenance services contracts and costs. *_Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:_ * Ability to understand, apply, interpret, and implement the provisions of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards, and guidelines governing agency financial operations. * Substantial experience working in the state’s accounting system (MMARS). * Proficient with processing accounting transactions in MMARS including encumbrances, chargebacks, RPOs, and corresponding payment transactions. * Considerable knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. * Experience with multi-year federal grants. * Experience with revenue transactions in the state accounting system. * Experience reconciling federal revenue for central drawn and non-central drawn accounts. * Ability to generate reports and query the Information Warehouse (CIW), analyze data, and prepare reports to capture and display spending, revenue and other financial activity. * Experience in revenue reconciliation, cash transfers, refunds, and end of year cash processing including statutory receivables. * Experience with processing contracts, SOWs, ISAs, and other obligation documents. * Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Access, Word, and Outlook. * Highly organized and comfortable working in an environment transitioning from paper to electronic filing. * Ability to handle multiple tasks, often with competing timelines. * Highly competent using and manipulating spreadsheets for financial tracking, analysis, and reporting. * Working knowledge of the Commonwealth’s procurement process and using Commbuys. * Demonstrated proficiency creating reports, tracking sheets, and manipulating data using Microsoft Excel. * Proven ability to analyze complex financial data, demonstrate applicability to program objectives, and communicate findings in an understandable manner to different audiences with varying degrees of sophistication with the material. * Knowledge of the principles and practices of management, including; planning, organizing, directing, motivating, controlling, and decision making. * Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and auditing as they relate to program management. * Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives. * Ability to delegate authority effectively. * Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of financial and program data, to draw conclusions, and to make appropriate recommendations. * Ability to anticipate and analyze difficult situations and take corrective action to prevent problems from occurring. * Ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing financial, program or production requirements. * Ability to exercise sound judgment, especially in financial procedure implementation. * Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. * Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. * Experience with state and federal financial policies and procedures. _All applicants should attach a cover letter and resume to their online submission for this position._ MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in financial management work (i.e. budgeting, accounting, auditing, management analysis, program evaluation, financial reporting of program results), of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree or higher in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Accounting and Finance* *Organization: Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation *Title: *Director of Accounting and Revenue Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 501 Boylston St Requisition ID: 240001V0