The town of Avon is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Town Accountant. The Town Accountant, under the direction of the Town Administrator, is responsible for day-to-day activities of the town’s accounting function as to maintenance of all financial records, accounts payable, internal, and external audit, compliance with applicable state laws and town policies, and maintenance of the town’s accounting system. The position involves significant interaction with other department heads and staff to establish policies and procedures which will ensure fiscal accountability for all town departments. Attendance at various Town Board meetings at night may also be required.

The job requires thorough knowledge of municipal accounting laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, as well as extensive knowledge of GAAP, UMAS, and GASB regulations. Applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field, with five to seven years of related work experience; and at least two years in a municipal setting. Massachusetts “Certified Government Accounting” program graduates preferred. Starting salary range from $84,818 to $90,005. DOQ.

Please send your cover letter, town application and resume to Shanna Faro, Human Resources Coordinator, Avon Town Hall, 65 E Main St., Avon, MA 02322, or e-mail hr@avon-ma.gov. Full job description, employment application and instructions for applying can be found at avon-ma.gov. Preference will be given to candidates who apply before July 1. EOE/AA.

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