Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Wenham-Finance Director/Town Accountant

  • 23 Sep 2020 12:19 PM
    Message # 9259828
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    All interested applicants are required to submit a resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to the Town Administrator’s Office at the Town Hall (c/o Anthony Ansaldi). All such submittals can be emailed to or mailed/hand delivered to:

    Wenham Town Hall, Town Administrator’s Office

    138 Main St, Wenham, MA 01984

    Resumes accepted until the position is filled

    Additional information regarding this position is available by visiting the Town website at or by calling 978-468-5520 x2.

    Compensation: Starting salary range from $89,000 - $110,000

    Requirements: Master’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration, business or similar field of study and five to seven years of experience in a related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards, and applicable Massachusetts General Laws regarding finance, insurance and procurement required. Experience with SoftRight or other mainframe-based public financial software system preferred.

    Job Description: The position is responsible to the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen, serves as Town Accountant and Chief Financial Officer, and oversees the town’s financial activities which include accounting, assessing, collections, treasury, financial systems and purchasing. The position advises the Town Administrator on revenue projections, serves as the Town Manager’s technical advisor on departmental budgets and management, and has oversight of the preparation of the town’s annual operating and capital budgets.

    Successful candidate should have five years’ experience in Massachusetts municipal finance; bachelors or masters (preferred) degree in business administration, finance or accounting; a thorough knowledge of Massachusetts municipal finance (UMAS) and budget management. MMAAA certification preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

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c/o Marilyn Gordon

P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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