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The town of Wrentham is seeking a qualified Town Accountant to perform all the statutory duties and responsibilities of Town Accountant, supervise and maintain a completed set of accounting records of appropriations, expenditures, receipts, assessments, levies, and abatements issued by town departments. Appointed by the Town Administrator and works under the administrative direction of the Finance Director, the Town Accountant performs the duties and responsibilities in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, town policies, bylaws, Massachusetts Department of Revenue regulations and federal law.
Duties include but are not limited to: Interpret and apply relative local, state and federal regulations and requirements, collects data, prepares reports and supervises accounts. Administers the day-to-day management of all accounting records of the town. Specifically, the Town Accountant oversees the accounting of all monies received and disbursed by the town, expending and recording said monies, verifying the correct reporting of all revenues and assuring funds availability to meet obligations such as payroll, and bill, bond and note payments. Oversees the expenditure of all funds including the proper verification of all payroll, purchase orders, approval and receipt of goods and authorization for check issuance, ensures all warrants for payments and check registers are reconciled prior to the release of checks. Provides up-to date information to departments as to budgets, expenditures, and general financial information. Maintains town wide fixed assets, depreciation schedules, maintains detail of all debt, tracks cherry sheet and state charges, and submits records and reports for free cash certification. Performs year-end closing procedures and works closely with the independent auditors. Responsible for financial forecasting, including payroll projections and union contract guidelines. Liaison to auditors, town departments, boards, committees and financial software vendor. Performs similar or related duties as required.
Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field (master’s preferred). Seven to 10 years of responsible experience in accounting or financial management, five years supervisory experience in municipal finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Designation as “Certified Governmental Accountant” by the MMAAA or successful completion within three years. Proficiency in general ledger/accounting tasks, requisition/purchase order processing, spreadsheets, fixed asset processing, annual budget preparation and analysis is required. Working knowledge of accounting and financial software is required; SoftRight +experience is preferred. Knowledge of Chapter 44 Municipal Finance, GASB, MGL Chapter 30B, and highly proficient computer skills.
Salary: Full-time, Benefit eligible, exempt position. Salary range: $85,000 – $95,000.
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to HR@Wrentham.ma.us or via post to Town of Wrentham, Human Resources, 79 South St., Wrentham, MA 02093 by May 16.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Town of Wrentham accommodates the needs of all physically challenged or disabled people by all reasonable means in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.