Public Consulting Group

Accounting Specialist

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/11/2021 11:07 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Operation Support
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Human Services


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit



Overall Responsibilities:


Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is seeking an Accounting Specialist to work in our Boston, MA office. This position is part of a large multi-year contract with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), the agency that manages foster care and other child welfare activities in the Commonwealth. PCG provides revenue management services to DCF including management of child beneficiary accounts for Social Security benefits. The Accounting Specialist will manage account activities for a caseload of Social Security beneficiaries and assist with consumer accounts, other federal benefits, and case management. This position requires frequent contact with state and federal regulatory agencies and consumer custodians.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform all account management activities accurately and timely, including: account reconciliation, cash management for assigned accounts, and processing requests for funds.
  • Complete all federal and state reports and requests accurately and timely.
  • Ensure that accounts are closed and funds returned to the Social Security Administration in a timely fashion.
  • Provide clear communication as needed to client representatives and affiliate agencies.
  • Monitor performance standard measurements for Social Security activities.
  • Participate in state and federal audit inquiries.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with the client and colleagues.
  • Foster an attitude of information sharing and open discussion among colleagues.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to understand and interpret federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Familiarity with general accounting principles.
  • Excellent communication and client-facing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Excellent working knowledge of Excel and familiarity with Access/database software is essential.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in related field.
  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience.





EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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