Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Dover-Town Accountant

  • 21 Aug 2018 2:19 PM
    Message # 6632495
    Marilyn Gordon (Administrator)

    The Town of Dover (population 6,291) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Town Accountant.   Responsibilities include preparation and monitoring of a $38 million operating budget; maintaining comprehensive financial records; and generating required periodic internal and state reports.  Ensures compliance with all applicable state/federal laws related to municipal finance and procurement and DOR regulations, as well as local bylaws and policies; audits and reconciles cash, receipts, expenditures and revolving accounts; approves payroll and payable warrants.  Thorough knowledge of UMAS, GAAP and GASB required, as well as familiarity with Mass. General Laws related to finance.  MMAAA certification, and experience with KVS software or other municipal finance software is desired.  Works under the administrative direction of the Town Administrator. Must have strong communication skills, the ability to work cooperatively with all town departments, committees and volunteers, and performs all duties in a timely and accurate manner.

    A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field plus five years of experience in accounting or financial management with experience in municipal accounting preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits (DOQ).

    Employment applications may be picked up Monday – Thursday between 9:00AM and 1:00PM and Fridays 9:00AM to 1:00PM in the Selectmen’s Office at the Dover Town House, or accessed on line at .  Completed applications along with cover letter and résumè should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen, 5 Springdale Avenue, P.O. Box 250, Dover, MA 02030 or to by October 12, 2018. 


c/o Treasurer/Collector

525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA  02482

Phone: +1 (781) 489-7511


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