Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Southborough - Town Accountant

  • 06 Apr 2020 9:05 AM
    Message # 8881302
    Marilyn Gordon (Administrator)

    The Town of Southborough is seeking qualified applicants to perform all the statutory duties and responsibilities of Town Accountant, supervise and maintain a completed set of accounting records of appropriations, expenditures, receipts, assessments, levies, and abatements issued by town departments. Appointed by the Board of Selectmen and works under the administrative direction of the Town Administrator, the Town Accountant performs the duties and responsibilities in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, town policies, bylaws, Massachusetts Department of Revenue regulations and federal law.

    Duties include but are not limited to: interpret and apply relative local, state and federal regulations and requirements, collects data, prepares reports and supervises accounts. Administers the day-to-day management of all accounting records of the town. Specifically, the Town Accountant oversees the accounting of all monies received and disbursed by the town, expending and recording said monies, verifying the correct reporting of all revenues and assuring funds availability to meet obligations such as payroll, and bill, bond and note payments. Oversees the expenditure of all funds including the proper verification of all payroll, purchase orders, approval and receipt of goods and authorization for check issuance, ensures all warrants for payments and check registers are reconciled prior to the release of checks. Provides up-to date information to departments as to budgets, expenditures, and general financial information. Maintains town wide fixed assets, depreciation schedules, maintains detail of all debt, tracks cherry sheet and state charges, and submits records and reports for free cash certification. Performs year-end closing procedures and works closely with the independent auditors.

    Requirements: Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field; Master's degree in accounting is preferred and certification with the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors' and Accountants' Association is highly desirable; thorough knowledge of municipal finance and the MA General Laws, superior technology skills including MS Office and financial applications like VADAR are preferred; 5-7 years comparable experience will be seriously considered; supervisory experience a plus. Mid-point of salary range is $94,954.

    Great benefits program, flexible work environment and a collegial atmosphere offered. Apply online via Preference will be given to resumes received by April 30, 2020. Diverse candidates, including women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA  02482

Phone: +1 (781) 489-7511


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