Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Norwell-Town Accountant

  • 14 May 2021 10:59 AM
    Message # 10502964
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    Are you a Town Accountant or a municipal finance officer who is driven to succeed, takes great pride in your work product who is looking for an employment opportunity where there is solid fiscal strategy, stable leadership, a great financial team? Due to an upcoming retirement, the Town of Norwell has an outstanding opportunity for a star player to join our collaborative and enthusiastic management team – a place where your knowledge and input will be a valuable asset.  Excellent starting salary of $115K+ to be negotiated based on final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and current certifications. Competitive benefits package.   Norwell is a beautiful South Shore town (11,492 pop) known for its North River location, natural beauty, extensive trail system, annual triple AAA bond rating, and an annual awardee by the Government Finance Officers Association of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR).  The FY’22 projected budget for both the Town and the Schools is approximately $59.4M.  Reporting to the Town Administrator, and under the supervisory direction of the Finance Director, The Town Accountant will perform all the duties in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Town By-Laws, and the polices of the Town to include performing professional administrative, supervisory, and technical work in maintaining comprehensive accounting records.  Work includes maintaining a complete set of financial records for all appropriations, expenditures, receipts, assessments, levies and abatements initiated by town departments; maintenance of chart of accounts; approval and auditing of all payrolls, bills, drafts, orders and other expenditures to ensure accuracy, and adherence to appropriate procedures and availability of funds.  Associates or higher (Bachelor’s desired) degree in accounting, finance, business or related field; minimum 3+ years of supervisory experience in accounting or financial management; experience in municipal accounting with a Certified Government Accountants (CGA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGRM) strongly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Visit to view the job posting.  Send resume and Town job application to in PDF format.  Interested applicants should apply immediately; position open until filled.  EOE/AA/ADA Employer.


c/o Marilyn Gordon

P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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