$66,980 – $96,568 a year
Full Job Description
The Operational Services Division (OSD) is seeking candidates to fill the Finance and Budget Supervisor Position. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, monitoring and analysis of the OSD annual budget and oversight of day to day accounting activities. With input from leadership and finance staff, the incumbent will develop the agency budget, create the annual spending plan and monitor it throughout the annual fiscal cycle. The positions will have a thorough understanding of all accounting activities of the agency including contracting, accounts payable, revenue, chargeback, financial reporting, and payroll. The ability to conduct research, analyze data and problem solve are key aspects of the position as well as the ability to be proactive but flexible to transition from one task to another at any time.
This candidate must be able to effectively communicate with both internal and external contacts. The ability to interact with all areas of the agency and effectively interpret financial and administrative policies through staff interactions is an essential competency.
The successful candidate will utilize Commonwealth enterprise systems including the state accounting and labor distribution system (MMARS/LCM), the payroll and human resources system (HR/CMS), the Massachusetts Budget Application (MBA), Commonwealth Information Warehouse (CIW), and COMMBUYS. The systems will be used for transaction processing, planning and reporting of financial activities. Thorough knowledge of the applications is essential to this position.
OSD is funded through revenue received from external sources and through intergovernmental chargebacks. The Finance and Budget Supervisor must be able to understand the revenue sources, reconcile bank accounts and effectively report the status of the revenue.
Preferred qualifications include:
Critical thinking and problem resolution skills.
Record of leading process improvement initiatives to automate and streamline procedures to maximize operational efficiencies.
Broad knowledge of the state’s laws, rules and procedures in the areas of budgetary and financial control.
Knowledge of monitoring and managing cash flow and standard principles and practices of daily bank reconciliation.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of financial management, including financial analysis, budget forecasting and financial information recording and processing.
Experience with public financial analysis and management.
Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of financial and program data, to draw conclusions, and to make appropriate recommendations.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively and effectively in teams.
Strong communication and writing skills.
Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time, maintain accurate records and exercise sound judgement
Knowledge of the Operational Services Division (OSD) procurement rules and regulations.
Proven experience accomplishing departmental objectives by supervising staff and organizing and monitoring work processes with focus on supporting stakeholders.
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
Salary placement is determined by years of experience and education directly related to the position and the Human Resources Division’s Recruiting Guidelines. In the case of a promotional opportunity, the salary provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement will apply to placement within the salary range.
Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter outlining experience and interest in this position.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting or auditing, of which at least (B) one year must have been in supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor’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 Graduate degree with a major in accounting, business administration, or business management may be substitute for a maximum of two years of the required (A) 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 two years of the required (A) experience. No substitution will be allowed for the required (B) experience.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Official Title: Auditor IV
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place
Job: Accounting and Finance
Agency: Operational Services Division
Job Posting: Mar 30, 2021, 2:20:23 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 66,980.42 – 96,568.16 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Jacqueline Brownell – 6177203300
Bargaining Unit: 06-NAGE – Professional Admin.