Adams, Massachusetts is seeking an experienced and energetic professional who will lead, manage and coordinate all aspects of the town’s financial operations. Working closely with and under the general direction of the Town Administrator, this position performs a wide variety of complex administrative, supervisory and technical work to ensure effective coordination and efficient municipal finance operations. This position is responsible for the coordination of the town’s financial operations which consists of Accounting, Assessing, Treasurer/Tax Collector and benefit management, including the management of financial/personnel records, entering and approving all financial payments, controlling expenditures of all town funds and auditing financial records and transactions. This position is responsible for budget management and development including revenue projections/forecasting, the Capital Improvement Plan, drafting the annual budget and recommendations for fiscal policies, controls and administrative systems. This position contributes to the development and application of the town’s Personnel Rules & Regulations and is responsible for benefits management including insurance, retirement, etc.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field is preferred with five years of responsible experience in accounting or financial management; experience in municipal accounting strongly preferred; experience in personnel management preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will possess the right mix of technical experience, aptitude and skills, including the following: sufficient knowledge of generally accepted government accounting principles of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and UMAS (Uniform Massachusetts Accounting System). Knowledge of governmental fund accounting theory and practices, operations, services and activities of a comprehensive financial management and accounting program including debt management. Knowledge of methods and techniques of municipal transactions and financial activity including revenue analysis/interpretation, as well as financial planning, forecasting and auditing. Knowledge of municipal procurement rules, regulations, internal control procedures, and practices. Knowledge of trends and developments in federal, state and local accounting laws, codes, regulations and GASB developments. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration and related accounting and reporting systems.

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and self-management skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a combination of technical experience, education, communication skills and aptitude. Salary starts at $70,000/annual and is commensurate upon qualifications and experience. Job description and application form is available from the town of Adams website www.town.adams.ma.us or the Town Administrator’s Office, 8 Park St., Adams, MA 01220. Candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Jay R. Green, Town Administrator, Adams Town Hall, 8 Park St., Adams, MA 01220, or via email to ddunlap@town.adams.ma.us. Applications should be received by 5 p.m. on Feb. 4 but position will remain open until filled. AA/EOE

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