Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist
MassHire GBWB

Job Order #: 21039568

Brockton, MA 02301

Full Time

35 hours per week

POSTED 6/26/2024

EXPIRES 9/24/2024

Job Description

Purpose: To provide assistance in the fiscal administration of funds allocated to the MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board from private and public resources.


- Maintains and balances an automated accounting system by inputting data; scheduling required jobs; verifying data.
- Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports, verifying information.
- Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records, files, and accounts.
- Prepares payments by accruing expenses; assigning account numbers; requesting disbursements.
- Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures including recommending changes/improvements.
- Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
- Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
- Preparing and reviewing financial statements.
- Process weekly staff payroll and bi-weekly youth payroll and monitors bank accounts are appropriately funded.
- Prepares monthly reporting associated with payroll and ensures reconciliation to accounting system including bank statements.
- Assisting with audits and the budgeting process.

Payroll Specialist duties

- Collecting, calculating, and entering data in order to maintain and update payroll information
- Ensuring all payroll transactions are processed efficiently
- Compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non-taxable wages and reporting on this
- Determining payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income, social security taxes, employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments
- Resolving payroll discrepancies
- Maintaining payroll operations by following policies and procedures
- Developing ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed

Other Responsibilities

- Manages special projects as assigned or required.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

- College degree preferably in accounting, public administration, human resources development or business administration
- Deadline-Oriented & Time Management skills
- Attention to Detail
- Ability to keep information confidential
- Two to three years' experience in workforce development or related field
- Payroll, tax, and benefit accounting experience
- Strong "hands-on" computer skills
- Quickbooks experience preferred but not necessary
- Familiar with standard accounting concepts, practices, and procedures within the nonprofit environment
- Prepares consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter specifying the job you are applying for to: Rachel Cherry-Adams, Office & Facility Manager Email:


34 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

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Per Diem Position

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Union Position





$55,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year


  • Major Medical
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays

Benefit Details

This is a full-time position with benefits. The salary range is $55,000 - $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The position is in downtown Brockton with free parking and is in-person with occasional remote work.


Rachel Cherry-Adams


Office & Facilities Manager



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34 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301