The CAO will have oversight and responsibility for determining the appropriate chart of account elements within the Commonwealth’s accounting systems; assisting with CTR efforts to ensure that the modernization and transformation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial systems meets the accounting and reporting needs of CTR and the Commonwealth; analyzing and determining when changes in State and Federal law and regulations require the establishment of new state funds, sub funds, and accounting/fiscal controls to meet regulatory and legislative requirements; assisting with the preparation and production of applicable audit and financial reporting documents; recommending and implementing controls and safeguards to ensure the integrity, credibility, and reliability of the Commonwealth’s official records and reports; and ensuring smooth accounting monthly close and financial reporting operations focused on accuracy and punctuality.
To see the detailed posting, please use this link: http://www.mass.gov/comptroller/docs/job-postings/fy18-003cao.pdf
Applicants must have some combination of undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting, business, public finance, economics, law, or a related field with a preference for those holding a CPA certification. Non-CPA candidates may be considered if they have substantial relevant accounting and auditing experience.
Candidates should have at least 10 years of full-time supervisory or managerial experience in financial management work, the major duties of which must have included at least four or more of the following functions: budgeting, accounting, auditing, management analysis, program evaluation, financial reporting, or statistical reporting of program results.
Having achieved designation as a Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM) is a plus.
About Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Comptroller
The Office of the Comptroller (CTR) is an Independent, Executive Level Agency responsible for the processing, accounting and reporting of over $60 billion annually in financial activity for the Commonwealth. CTR is engaging in revolutionary governmental innovation in Commonwealth fiscal and administrative leadership and management. We are also evolving quickly into an employer of choice within sta...te government.
Our mission is to promote accountability, integrity, and clarity in Commonwealth business, fiscal, and administrative enterprises. We strive to be a model for good government and to protect public resources by mitigating the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse while promoting transparency. Our core values include: teamwork, communication, excellence, service and trust.
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