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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: CHIEF ACCOUNTANT, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Treasurer and Collector's Office
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Open Until Filled
Full Time
40 Per Week
$75,721 - $99,410 annually


The City of Worcester seeks applicants for the position of Chief Accountant for the Office of the Treasurer and Collector of Taxes. Under the direction of the Assistant Treasurer, the position will be responsible for supervising the work of three (3) Accounting staff, along with managing assigned accounting tasks. This position requires expert knowledge of accounting, audit and financial analysis to direct and advise accounting staff and examine and reconcile City accounts. The Chief Accountant executes key internal control procedures on a timely basis to assure that City receipts and disbursements are recorded timely, accurately and completely. The Chief Accountant is also responsible for validating that all transactions are processed in accordance with the Treasurer and Collector’s policies and procedures and are timely and accurately recorded in the City’s books and records.


  • Prior supervisory experience in general accounting
  • Prior experience with robust, high transaction volume financial systems and ledgers
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency and will be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaborative skills with employees, Departments, and the public
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field OR,

o An equivalent combination of education & experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the required duties of the position will be considered in lieu of the above-mentioned requirements.

  • Experience with employee supervision
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and standard audit practices
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel skills for financial data analysis and reconciliation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant, or other accounting related certification
  • Two (2) years of experience with Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) basis of accounting
  • Municipality experience is preferred
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with the Workday platform

SALARY RANGE: $75,721 - $99,410 annually, full-time, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED, preference provided to applicants who applied on or before 9/15/2023. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,

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Phone: 311
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