Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Danvers - Asst. Town Accountant

  • 16 May 2023 5:27 PM
    Message # 13202469
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    The Town of Danvers welcomes applications for the full-time position of Assistant Town Accountant. The Town of Danvers is a reputable Town on the North Shore, providing a supportive and welcoming environment for Town staff, including a commitment to professional development and policies that support a healthy work/life balance.  Under the general direction of the Town Accountant, with duties and responsibilities as defined by the Massachusetts General Laws and professional accounting standards, performs a variety of complex and highly responsible duties requiring extensive judgment to ensure that all municipal transactions conform to law and sound municipal accounting practices.  Responsible for maintaining and auditing the municipal accounting system and administering internal/external financial reporting in discharging the duties.

    The Town will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item in the qualification section of the job description is labeled required. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field and 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Ability to be bonded strongly preferred. Advanced skills with computers and Microsoft Office are required. Valid driver’s license. Must be fully committed to providing service excellence to every person who visits, works, or resides in the Town of Danvers by embodying the organization’s five core values: inclusion, integrity, accountability, positivity, and collaboration.

    Please refer to the job description for details on the position responsibilities and requirements at

    This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position with normal work hours of Monday through Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Annual salary range of $84,880.07-$103,422.77, with starting salary anticipated to be between $84,000 and $89,000.  The Town offers excellent benefits including health and retirement plans (more information here), and educational and professional development opportunities.

    To apply please send a Town application, resume, and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, by email as a PDF to or Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The Town of Danvers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics.  The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.

    Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact us at or 978-777-0001 ext. 3030 in advance to request assistance.

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P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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