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State of Massachusetts Chief Financial Officer - DOER in Boston, Massachusetts

The Chief Financial Officer provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the Department has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and financial strength and efficiency. At the direction of the Commissioner, the Chief Financial Officer coordinates and executes DOER’s budget to ensure that the Department can carry out its statutory mission. The Chief Financial Officer works closely with the Commissioner and the Division Directors on all projects to ensure that they are implemented in a way that identifies success and is within the legal and budgetary framework of state operations. The Chief Financial Officer will oversee the finance team and their daily operations.

Day to day activities include budgeting across all funding sources – including Alternative Compliance Payments and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction proceeds, bill paying, quality assurance/internal monitoring of controls, reporting, and providing fiscal expertise to DOER policy staff and senior staff. Monitoring of controls includes ensuring agency compliance with OSC accounting practices, OSD procurement practices, ANF and EEA guidance. Reviews, establishes, and monitors relevant procedures as necessary. The DOER Chief Financial Officer is also the Chief Security Officer, the Chief Procurement Officer, the EEA IT Governance Board liaison for DOER, and the EEA designee to the Commonwealth Procurement Advisory Board.

The Chief Financial Officer approves all agency budget submissions including the Annual Maintenance budget and Spending Plans. Oversees the preparation for the Joint Ways and Means Committee Hearing, and ensures that the Commissioner is prepared to present budget testimony. Ensures that all financial matters are in compliance with the State’s financial policies, rules and laws and the Department’s goals and objectives, and has obtained all necessary approvals from EEA. The Chief Financial Officer reviews and approves all budget requests by the department’s divisions to ensure that the budget requests will enable the Department to carry out its statutory mission.

The Chief Financial Officer must also understand the state’s personnel, labor relations, budgetary, and purchasing systems in order to ensure agency compliance with each and to work creatively to gain approval for the resources the agency needs to perform its mission and to build in templates, safeguards, and guides so that all staff is part of the internal controls and performance management process.


Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.


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 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.

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 Energy Resources

Title: Chief Financial Officer - DOER

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street

Requisition ID: 200004RD