Public Consulting Group

Accounting Supervisor

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/13/2023 1:20 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Human Services


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group LLC (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, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.—all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit


 Public Consulting Group, Inc. is currently seeking an Accounting Supervisor. This position is part of a large multi-year consulting 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 overseeing the federal reimbursement of Title IV-E and Title XIX of the Social Security Act and managing child beneficiary accounts for Title II and Title XVI benefits.


The Accounting Supervisor is responsible for supervising the functions and personnel for the Social Security benefits accounting unit. The unit manages Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits, Title IV-D, and other child-specific funds on behalf of children in DCF custody, ensuring that consumer accounts are properly reconciled, reporting requirements are met, and cash management procedures are followed according to federal and state requirements and good accounting practices.


An ideal candidate will be a team player with demonstrated expertise in the functional area, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and organize activities for themselves and others, and who is interested in supporting the work of state government and/or human service organizations.




  • Manage SSA accounting unit staff, including direct supervision of individuals and overall leadership of team activities and outcomes.
  • Direct supervision of one or more team members including weekly check-ins, providing direction and feedback, and performance management
  • Ensure team’s compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Monitor performance measurements for team activities to help ensure that team meets all contractual responsibilities
  • Use critical thinking and data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, Access) to respond to DCF and PCG management requests.
  • Proactively pursue continuous improvement to increase compliance, value, accuracy, and efficiency of the team’s work.
  • Develop and maintain a robust quality assurance process for all activities, data and reports developed for DCF and for PCG management.
  • Lead client meetings and trainings in a variety of settings.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with the clients, colleagues, and team members.
  • Collaborate with PCG staff on other teams, fostering an environment of information sharing and mutual support across teams.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of federal and state laws and policies.
  • Lead/participate in state and federal audits and reviews.
  • Maintain and update Standard Operating Procedures and training materials for team functions.



Required Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities for self and others and to delegate tasks
  • Ability to organize and plan work efficiently within set time limits for self and others
  • Advanced understanding of and ability to interpret relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and policies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in formal and informal settings, including customer service
  • Critical thinking for the sake of problem solving and identifying process improvements
  • Detail-orientation
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and Outlook. Skill with Microsoft Access and/or strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel preferred
  • Value diversity and take pride in a team that brings together diverse thoughts, perspectives, and expression.


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in accounting or business
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, preferably including supervision of staff
  • Familiarity with relevant federal programs, including Title XVI, Title II, and Title IV-D.



  • Hybrid – periodic presence in Boston, MA office is required







Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $62,000 - $72,000 . In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role.

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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