The Assistant Chief Financial Officer is responsible for developing and maintaining financial records, preparing and reviewing budgetary materials, exercising budgetary controls and serving as the municipal expert in the Softright accounting system; and all other related work, as required.

Works under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer in the Administration & Finance Department.  The incumbent may be expected to report to the Town Council and Finance Committee upon request regarding financial matters of the town, including but not limited to, year-to-date budget reports, financial statements, and audit related documents. The incumbent will also be subject to an annual performance review by the Chief Financial Officer.

Performs a variety of complex and highly responsible duties requiring extensive judgment and initiative in ensuring that all municipal transactions conform to law and sound municipal accounting practice.

  • Works cooperatively with the Town Manager, Chief Financial Officer, and other financial officials in the day-to-day management of town finances.
  • Oversees the daily maintenance of the computerized general ledger financial package; makes adjustments and corrections as necessary; balances and posts reports generated by town departments to interface with the general ledger system; and generates related reports as required.
  • Maintains and oversees official accounting records for town appropriations, expenditures, and revenues for all town offices; assists in writing financial reports, financial forecasting reports, and preparing a variety of mandated and/or requested specialized reports for the Chief Financial Officer, Town Manager, and the Finance Committee.
  • Manages the daily operation of the accounting, payroll, and accounts payable staff in the Finance office; disciplines and evaluates the performance of staff; provides training and mentoring to staff to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Maintains the chart of accounts and revenue code types; works with all town departments to create special grant accounts and departmental receipt codes and source document forms.

Education and Experience

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field; five years of experience in municipal or governmental accounting and law, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Certification as Governmental Accountant by Massachusetts Auditors and Accountants Association or the ability to obtain said certification.

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Please submit all resumes to:
Anna Freedman, CFO at or
Stacy Calla, Human Resources Director at

Please put ‘Assistant Chief Financial Officer’ in the subject line of all email correspondence