Watertown, MA (35,329 pop.), a thriving community that provides a suburban-like setting with urban amenities, is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable financial professional with excellent financial management skills, superior knowledge of governmental accounting, and strong organizational skills to serve as its next City Auditor. The City, located six miles from Boston, provides access to the economic, cultural, and educational resources of the larger city. Watertown is well managed and well situated for continued success. It has a nine-member City Council, an FY23 budget of $174M, and AAA rating. The City Auditor is responsible for the compliance with public finance laws and the application of general accounting practices and other financial practices of the City. The City Auditor works under the policy direction of the City Council. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in finance, accounting, or a related field, and at least five years of experience in governmental financial management or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Mass. Municipal Auditors’ and Accountants’ Association certification required or obtained within three years of hiring. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package, including health and retirement plans. Annual salary: $130K+/- DOQ. AA/EOE.
For additional information related to the position, the City and the application process, visit www.communityparadigm.com or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at BLynch@communityparadigm.com. Position is open until filled with a first review of application materials on Sept. 15, 2022, 3:00 p.m. EST. Send résumé and cover letter in a single PDF via email, in confidence, Subject: Watertown City Auditor, to: Apply@communityparadigm.com.
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