boston planning & development agency


    Posted Date 07/09/2019
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    $93,000 - $115,700
  • Summary

    boston planning & development agency




    STATUS:        EXEMPT  





    With oversight from the Controller and Director of Finance, co-direct and manage the administration and standards of all accounting operations such as accounts payable/receivables, payroll, fixed assets, revenue operations, journal entries, and similar functions for the BPDA and component operations.  Oversee and coordinate the establishment and administration of all accounting and management reporting, internal fiscal operations, systems, and controls and related duties for the organization.  



    The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information below.

    • Direct, oversee, and ensure coordination of the overall activities of the accounting group.
    • Manage the development, preparation, and interpretation of financial reports and statements, audit reports, and other information reports and correspondence, ensuring accuracy and integrity of reporting, and compliance with all relevant Federal, State, and local laws and BPDA policy.
    • Review current accounting systems, processes, and procedures to ensure they are in compliance with audit requirements, applicable statutes, regulations, and policy guidelines; makes recommendations and ensures implementation of necessary corrective action, policy improvements, and/or procedural changes, as appropriate.
    • Evaluate performance, determine personnel actions, and motivate employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
    • Analyze contractual obligations to ensure consistency with overall financial goals, objectives, and plans, and compliance with financial policies, procedures, and standards.
    • Establish and implement short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
    • Serve as a member of the financial leadership team, participating in long-range fiscal planning and goal setting, and in the design and establishment of strategic financial services and reporting policies and practices.
    • Participate in institutional planning, policy development, and problem resolution, as required.
    • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit, prepare related footnotes and financial statements, as needed.
    • Update the accounting manuals for the Agency accounting operations.
    • Monitor retirement changes and post-retirement changes and the impact to the agency retirement plans. Make recommendations and implement changes as appropriate.
    • Research the latest GASB rules for accounting purposes. Analyze and make appropriate recommendations for implementation.
    • Oversee the planning, design, implementation, and support of accounting and financial systems, related policies, and processes needed to identify and manage the revenue and expenditures of the organization and its various components.
    • Direct the development and implementation of integrated financial models that support the overall strategic and programmatic objectives of the organization.
    • Provide leadership, oversight, and support to all components with regard to implementation of new fiscal practices and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
    • Develop cash flow statements, balance sheet statements, and all other ad hoc accounting reports as needed or requested.
    • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; Masters preferred.
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
    • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
    • Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience.


    • In-depth knowledge of financial planning, general accounting, and budget management principles and practices. Ability to compile, analyze, interpret, and present complex annual financial reports, statements, and/or projections.
    • Adept in analyzing complex problems, interpreting operational needs, and developing integrated, creative solutions.
    • Highly skilled in team leadership with key strength in fostering cooperative work environment. Capable of supervising, evaluating and training employees, including coaching employees to achieve maximum productivity. 
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and capability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse organization.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Adept in designing and implementing integrated financial control systems, policies, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of generally accepted audit requirements for the provision of financial information.
    • Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, critical thinking, and decision making skills.
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Federal and State financial laws, regulations, and operating guidelines.
    • Skill in program planning, examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures at a public or private sector organization.
    • Proficient in accounting and finance software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.


    • Normal office environment; little or no physical exertion; occasional local travel and site visits.




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