The town of Wellesley is seeking a full-time Assistant Town Accountant to assist the Finance Director in planning, directing, controlling and reporting the town’s financial and accounting functions and operations. The incumbent serves as back-up for other Departmental responsibilities such as payroll and accounts payable.

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Assistant Town Accountant’s primary responsibilities are to perform a wide range of general accounting and bookkeeping duties in conformance with applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) and UMAS. The work requires thorough knowledge of town government and municipal financial and accounting practices. The incumbent exercises independent judgment and performs the duties of Town Accountant in the absence of the Finance Director.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting; four years of professional experience; thorough knowledge of UMAS fund accounting system; understanding of applicable Massachusetts municipal laws and regulations; and proficiency in the use of common office software programs, i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.

Anticipated hiring range is $65,000 – $79,000 DOQ with excellent benefits to include health and dental insurance, vacation, sick time, and retirement plan.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume as a PDF file to the Human Resources Department at hr@wellesleyma.gov by Nov. 20. AA/EOE

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