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  • 29 Nov 2021 6:39 PM | Mary Thompson (Administrator)

    The City of Taunton is seeking applicants for the full time 32.5 hour position of Assistant City Auditor.  The Assistant City Auditor reports directly to the City Auditor.  Essential functions include overseeing the preparation of the weekly vendor and payroll warrants, assistance in the maintenance of City’s ledgers, and creation/processing of journal entries as needed.  A minimum of an Associate’s Degree and/or experience in municipal finance/accounting is preferred.  Position is in the City of Taunton Management Association (COTMA).  Starting salary is $1,188.06 per week, plus benefits. Applications may be obtained at  Completed application, cover letter and resume should be returned to the Human Resources Department, 15 Summer Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or emailed to Posting is open through December 6, 2021.

  • 21 Oct 2021 11:36 AM | Mary Thompson (Administrator)

    The Town of Shrewsbury, a full service local government driven by high performance and creativity, seeks a numerate individual to join the Administration & Finance Leadership Team as the Town Accountant. This wide-ranging Department Head role, supporting and working closely with the Assistant Town Manager of Administration & Finance, offers a unique opportunity to work across the financial spectrum organization, allowing the successful candidate to acquire new skills, and hone in on already established abilities.

    This role is available after the incumbent of 35 years has been promoted to the newly created position of Assistant Town Manager of Administration & Finance. Come join a committed team where we pride ourselves on providing excellent services to residents and businesses while maintaining a strong financial position and fostering a work place culture that raises innovative leaders in local government.

    Work Hours & Benefits

    The Town Accountant works within the Shrewsbury Town Hall within an enclosed office in the Accounting Office. The work hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM with a daily one-hour lunch break, and other hours as needed. The Town of Shrewsbury offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, a pension, an extensive employee assistance program, the opportunity for professional development, and competitive paid time off in the form of sick, personal and vacation days.

    How to Apply

    When applying for this position a cover letter and resume may be sent via email to Kristina Ordung, Human Resources Coordinator, at indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. The position is open until filled with initial review of applicants December 3, 2021.

    Weekly Hours: 37.5 Hours / Week

    Title: Town Accountant

    Location: Town Hall

    Bargaining Unit: Non-Union

    Salary Range: $87,342.48 - $122,291.39

    Department: Accounting

    Hiring Range: $87,342.48 - $102,500.00

    This position is FLSA Exempt

    Supervisor: Assistant Town Manager of         Administration & Finance

  • 29 Sep 2021 8:20 AM | Mary Thompson (Administrator)

    Director of Accounting

    City of Boston- Auditing Department

    Salary Range- $87,717.44- $125,678.65


    This is a provisional appointment:

    Brief Job Description (essential function of the job):

    Under the general direction of the City Auditor/Deputy City Auditor, performs work of considerable difficulty. Manages the Accounting and Financial Reporting processes for the City and establishes citywide accounting and financial reporting standards.

    Supervises a staff of professional accountants and analysts. Directs the planning and development of administrative procedures for accounting, quality control activities, and a variety of special projects.


    •         Under the general direction of the City Auditor/Deputy City Auditor, directs the Accounting Program of the Auditing Department, including the establishment and communications of goals, objectives, and performance measures for the Program.
    •         Works with subordinate managers and supervisors to prioritize and plan work within the Program and communicate business processes and standards.
    •         Works collaboratively with the City Auditor and Deputy City Auditor to evaluate and identify changes to the department's priorities, processes, organization, and systems.
    •         Oversees the preparation of the City's Basic Financial Statement, Official Statement, Management Letter, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Schedule A, MSBA Audits, Free Cash Certification, and the departmental reports and documents.
    •         Oversees and coordinates year-end audit with external auditors.
    •         Manages and coordinates the tasks required for the timely and accurate completion of analysis and execution of transactions related to managing the Accounting Program while assuring compliance with City and other governmental regulations and standards.
    •         Ensures that the Program's business processes and functions are consistent with modern and best practices.
    •         Conducts research and stays abreast of trends in municipal financial structures, and prevailing or best accounting practices.
    •         Oversees a complex financial management system and directs the planning, organizing, testing, and implementation of financial systems upgrades and modifications.
    •         Directs the planning and development of citywide training related to accounting transactions and financial analysis.
    •         Provides technical assistance to departments and agencies.
    •         Performs complex financial analysis, special projects, or complex system transactions, as needed.
    •         Performs related works as required.


    At least four (4) year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional  experience,  in work where major duties included financial analysis, auditing, or accounting duties including the application of statutory accounting, accounting principles established by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and standards, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

    •   Knowledge of current and best business practices relative to accounting functions.
    •    Ability to manage programs and projects and ensure compliance with City and other government regulations and standards; to supervise employees; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to interpret complex policies and information; to provide training; to perform complex financial analysis and system transactions; to conduct research, interpret data and prepare a variety of reports.
    • •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and personnel in other departments.
    •   Demonstrated ability in using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access.
    •   Demonstrated ability with financial database software.
    •   Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.


    •         An undergraduate degree in business, accounting, finances, or a related field strongly preferred and, may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A master's degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field, preferred. Supervisory experience may not be substituted.


    One year of such education or training is equal to thirty semester hours or its equivalent. Successful completion of education of less than one year will be prorated on the basis of thirty semester hours per year.

    Preferred Experience:

    •         Additional supervisory experience preferred.
    •         Familiarity with the City's accounting policies and practices preferred.
    •         Experience with Oracle/PeopleSoft Financial v9.1 preferred.



    Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA/MM1-10

    Hours per week: 35

    Please apply through the City of Boston’s job board-

  • 23 Sep 2021 8:18 AM | Mary Thompson (Administrator)

    The Town of West Brookfield is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Accounting Assistant.  The successful candidate will provide administrative, auditing and technical support under the direct supervision of the Town Accountant. 

    General knowledge of municipal accounting procedures is required and must also possess experience in accounts payable, payroll, financial analysis and account reconciliations.  Preparation of bi-weekly warrants for payroll and accounts payable.  Must be able to prepare and maintain accurate financial reports and records, and assist the Town Accountant in financial reconciliations in conjunction with the Assessors, Tax Collector and Treasurer’s Office.

    Strong oral, written, and inter-personal skills are a must, as well as attention to detail.  Proficiency in Excel, Word, and other window-based applications is essential.  Experience in using Vadar Municipal software preferable.

    Confidentiality is essential to this position in addition to following established Town and department policies while establishing good working relationships with all Town departments. 

    A minimum of an Associates Degree in Accounting or 3 to 5 years’ experience in municipal accounting is required.  Knowledge of the Uniform Massachusetts Accounting System (UMAS) required.

    Candidate must be willing to attend MMAAA offered classes each year of employment with the goal to become a Certified Governmental Accountant within 3 to 5 years.  This position will have the statutory responsibility to sign warrants, contracts and grants in the absence of the Town Accountant in accordance with Massachusetts General Law as it applies to finance.

    Submit cover letter and resume to: 

    Position will remain open until filled.

    The Town of West Brookfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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