The town of Somerset seeks qualified and experienced applicants to serve as Town Accountant with an FY 22 general budget of approximately $25 million; $7 million Water & Water Pollution Control Enterprise Fund and $22 million school department budget.  The Town Accountant is an integral part of the financial team and aids in ensuring effective, efficient municipal operations. The Town Accountant performs administrative, supervisory and technical work in monitoring, directing, and auditing the town’s financial and accounting  system, including computerized functions in order to maintain the fiscal records and systems of the town. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required and at least three years of experience in accounting or financial management; municipal accounting experience highly desirable. Master’s degree preferred, as in MCPPO certification and Massachusetts Governmental Accounting Certificate. If not already certified, must obtain certification within three years of appointment.  Required to attend annual courses offered by the Massachusetts Municipal Accountants’ and Auditors’ Association to obtain and maintain status as a certified governmental accountant. Through knowledge of Massachusetts municipal finance laws and relevant computer systems; proficient in municipal software systems. Full job description and application available at https://www.townofsomerset.org/administrator/pages/employment-opportunities. Questions and applications should be submitted to the office of the Town Administrator at  pramos@town.somerset.ma.us. Applications will be accepted until July 30, 2021 at 3 p.m.. The town of Somerset is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

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