The town of Townsend has a vacancy for the position of Treasurer-Collector. The position is appointed by and takes policy direction from the Board of Selectmen and under day-to-day administrative direction of the Town Administrator.

Position is contractual upon successful completion of negotiations.

Responsibilities: Perform administrative and technical work involving the collection of taxes and receivables; receipt, custody, disbursement, and borrowing of funds, and for the preparation of related reports; cash management procedures, monitoring receipts, and maintaining internal financial controls including reconciliations of all town funds, receivables, trust funds, and grants; performs certain personnel management processes related to retirement, payroll, and benefits; and similar duties as assigned. Must be certified by the Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association or obtain certification within three years of appointment.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field; three years of progressively responsible Massachusetts municipal experience in accounting or financial management; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous experience as a Treasure-Collector in Massachusetts preferred.

Must be able to work closely with the Town Administrator, other finance officers, employees, and appointed and elected officials.

Salary range is $64,440 to $77,000

The position is vacant the 4th week in September.  Interim Treasurer-Collector opportunities may be available.

Applications shall be submitted to Ross Perry, Interim Town Administrator, 272 Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469 or by email rperry@townsendma.gov.

Applications will be accepted until Friday September 17, 2021. Townsend is an EOE/AA.

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