The town of Northbridge, with a population of 16,335 and a budget of $50.5 million, is seeking a highly responsible and experienced professional to join its management team in the role of Town Accountant.

The position manages the development and execution of the accounting operations of the town. It also requires professional accounting and auditing work related to the maintenance of the town’s financial records and the expenditure of town funds in compliance with Mass. general laws and the town’s charter. This position involves considerable interaction with department heads and staff, including the School Department. The position establishes policies and procedures to ensure fiscal accountability for all departments, reconciliation of town financial records, assistance with budgeting and capital planning, and preparation of various reports.

Supervises the Assistant Town Accountant and the Accounting/Treasurer Collector Clerk. Also serves as a member of the local retirement board, responsible for overseeing the administration of the Northbridge Retirement System.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field; five years of progressively responsible experience in the accounting field, municipal experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Massachusetts municipal government procedures, general laws, and procurement required; MUNIS financial software; and possession or ability to obtain certifications as a Massachusetts Certified Governmental Accountant or Certified Public Accountant.

This is a full-time, exempt salary position with a salary range of $90,000-$110,000, DOQ. For the full job description and employment application, please visit Northbridge’s website at Please send your letter of introduction, resume, and employment application to: Town of Northbridge, Attn: Adam D. Gaudette, Town Manager, 7 Main St., Whitinsville, MA 01588 or via email to The position will remain open until filled. The town of Northbridge is an EOE/AA employer.