The Deputy Town Accountant for the town of Bellingham will provide highly responsible administrative and technical support to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in ensuring the proper recording and maintenance of all financial and accounting records. Position will enter and approve financial payments and other transactions, assist with financial and budgetary analysis, prepare state, audit, and other required reporting, interact regularly with town departments, and perform all other related work as required.

CGA and MCPPO preferred but not required.

Essential Duties

  • Operates the town’s accounting system and all related applications,
  • Responsible for analysis and assistance in the administration of the annual operating fund, grants, revolving funds, and all corresponding ledgers.
  • Processes all bills, orders, drafts, and payroll from town departments; examines for accuracy and compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. Supports Assistant Town Accountant to process weekly warrants.
  • Develops and prepares monthly reports and reconciliations in compliance with all required procedures.
  • Maintains vendor file and produces 1099 forms annually.
  • Records and maintains information on all fixed assets of the town.
  • Reviews and reconciles for accuracy all cash receipts and receivables in conjunction with the Treasurer and other town departments.
  • Works with auditors, Department of Revenue, bond counsel and other outside agencies on behalf of the town.
  • Supports the CFO in the daily operations of the Accounting Office.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably assigned.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience:

Associate’s degree in business, accounting or related field (bachelor’s degree preferred). Three to five years office and/or accounting experience; or an equivalent and relevant combination of education, and experience preferred. Supplemental courses, training and/or education in a related field are highly desirable. Successful completion of the Massachusetts Certified Government Accountant program within three to five years of hire.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Working knowledge of:

  • Massachusetts municipal finance, GASB, GAAP, UMAS, and other fund accounting theory, laws and practices
  • Sound internal control practices, budgeting, auditing, procurement, and grant administration
  • Ability to operate computer software applications including enterprise-wide fund accounting and MS Office products

Successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical.

The town of Bellingham is an AA/EOE

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