The town of Great Barrington seeks qualified candidates for the position of Treasurer /Tax Collector. Working under the general direction and supervision of the Town Manager and Finance Director, manages an office with up to three employees. Responsible for the cash and debt management and the collection of monies for the Town including real estate, personal property and excise taxes, all municipal fees, charges, bills and revenues committed to the office of the treasurer-collector. Oversees tax title proceedings, resolves tax issues and administers trust funds.  Plans, schedules, implements and manages tax and utility billings, demands and warrants, and lien processing. Oversees payroll and administration of all employee benefits and withholdings.  Responsible for monthly reconciliations of cash and accounts receivables, prepares and verifies department schedules and reports of monies collected, municipal lien certificates, releases and other collections and debt.  Prepares and presents financial reports to management and boards.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s or an associate’s degree in finance, public administration or related field; three years of progressively responsible experience in MA tax collection and municipal finance;  working knowledge of financial software including Munis; supervisory and customer-service skills. Preferred qualifications:  Advanced degree in finance or public administration; certification as a Massachusetts tax collector and treasurer; thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Department of Revenue.

Salary range is $70,000 to $80,000 commensurate with experience. Send resume and cover letter to Susan Carmel, Finance Director, via email (preferred) to scarmel@townofgb.org.  Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until the position is filled.  The Town of Great Barrington is an EEO/AA employer.

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