- Responsible for the coordination and direction of all financial management and accounting for the town operations under the direction of the Town Administrator, which includes overall supervision of accounting and finance, revenue and tax collection, debt administration and treasury, purchasing, assessing, and retirement operations.
- The Finance Director works, plans, supervises, and administers all financial and accounting operations, financial reporting functions, and the adequacy of all internal control procedures.
- Directs and oversees the auditing and accounting functions and issues monthly reports on the status of expenditures, revenue, and financial policy.
- Conducts all cash management operations and trust funds investments in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Department of Revenue.
- Keeps abreast of all laws and regulations concerning the divisions within the finance department, implements them and their respective use, and keeps the Town Administrator informed of all major changes.
- Assists the Town Administrator with the preparation of the annual operating budget and capital improvement plan, providing periodic reports on the status of the budget and annual revenue collections and projections.
- Responsible for the processing and recording of all departmental payroll.
- Oversees the maintenance of assessments of all property and the issuance of property and motor vehicle tax bills and all other municipal bills.
- Coordinates and directly administers the collection, custody, investment, and disbursement of all Town funds.
- Arranges for long- and short-term loans and ensures that all statutory requirements for bond issues are met.
- Invest Town trust funds to maximize investment income with due consideration of safety and liquidity.
- Conducts internal audits as necessary and schedules and assists outside auditors and acts immediately on any management letter comments.
- Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, economics, finance, or related field and additional study in specialized areas including computer science, investment analysis, and/or cash management. Master’s Degree in public or business administration and/or CPA is highly desired and/or treasury experience is a plus.
- Five years of progressively responsible experience in governmental (municipal preferred) accounting or financial management.
- Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable. Must be bondable.
- The next Finance Director must have through knowledge of governmental fund accounting and auditing theory, principles, and practices; internal control procedures and bookkeeping; accounting procedures and systems, especially the UMASS accounting system; and state and local laws and regulations relating to municipal finance.
- Working knowledge of organization and operation of town departments. Knowledge of accepted practices related to auditing, financial reporting, treasury management, debt administration, investment and money management, internal controls, universal assessing practices and governmental financial systems.
- Ability to communicate effectively, work well with employees and officials at all levels, maintain and prepare complex records and reports, maintain effective accounting procedures, and carry out projects to their completion.
- Good public relations, customer services, and working with numbers skills.
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