Are these "matched and batched" cells?
You mention 16 cells, a bms and 24 volts so I guess you are going to make a 2p4s battery, confirm?
Historically I would have always said yes regardless of configuration but now for simple serial packs I would say make a battery with a bms and see what delta you get at the top.
Your battery will have cells in parralel so I think you should top balance.
I'm using the Chargery BMS8T
[Edit, Yes, Matched and Batched]