Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Holbrook-Town Accountant

  • 07 Feb 2024 6:43 PM
    Message # 13312234
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

     JOB SUMMARY The powers and duties of the Town Accountant are in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws; the Town By-Laws and the polices of the Town. The Accountant performs 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; approval and auditing of all payrolls, bills, drafts, orders, and other expenditures to ensure accuracy; and adherence to appropriate procedures and availability of funds. Incumbent advises the Select Board and Town Administrator in the development of town-wide financial policies, procedures, goals and objectives. Thorough knowledge of municipal accounting principles and practices required. The FY’22 approved budget for both the Town and Schools is $43.4M. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN The Town Accountant is appointed by the Select Board, with duties and responsibilities defined by federal and state laws, incorporating the General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Uniform Municipal Accounting System (UMAS), town polices and town bylaws. Incumbent reports to, and is under the administrative/policy direction of the Town Administrator. Works independently; questions referred to Town Administrator, Department of Revenue and/or the town’s Independent auditor when clarification of operating policies and procedures is needed; assumes direct accountability for department results. Supervises the Assistant Town Accountant; provides daily direction and mentorship of staff consistent with town polices and union contracts. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Associates or higher (Bachelor’s desired) degree in accounting, finance, business or related field; minimum three plus years of supervisory experience in accounting or financial management; experience in municipal accounting and Certified Government Accountants (CGA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation strongly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The essential functions/ duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) Oversees the maintenance of comprehensive account records for the Town, including the general ledger, general journal, and subsidiary ledgers in accordance with GAAP and UMAS requirements. Controls financial monitoring of the fiscal year budget, including revenues and expenditures, ensuring that funds are expended in accordance with approved annual town meeting appropriation of funds. Manages AP/AR functions. Examines all bills and vouchers for appropriateness of expenditure, accuracy, and availability of funds before payment by the Treasurer, denying payment of any inappropriate bills in accordance with state and federal laws, rules, regulations and guidelines. Oversees the preparation of warrants and the processing of bills to be paid and the disbursement of monthly expenditure and revenue reports to the departments. Maintains the chart of accounts. Responsible for the compilation of the Town’s annual budget; participates in budget meetings as requested by the Town Administrator, the Select Board, and the Finance Committee. Reconciles submitted attendance records with each department. Reconciles cash and receivables to the Town Treasurer accounts

    FSLA Status: Exempt Benefits: Hours: Eligible Regular 37.5 Hours Work Schedule*: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8am4pm, Tuesday: 8am-7:00pm, Friday:8am-12pm *Additional hours as required to complete work projects and attend after-hours meetings. Salary: $100k+, to be negotiated based on candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and current certifications. Competitive benefits package includes paid time off (vacation, sick, personal), health & dental insurance and enrollment in the Norfolk County Retirement pension system. APPLICATION PROCESS/DEADLINE Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume. Email documents in a single PDF file to or by mail/in person to the Town Administrator’s Office 50 North Franklin Street Holbrook, MA 02343 Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately; position is open until filled. 


c/o Marilyn Gordon

P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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