Town of Hingham
Title: Town Accountant
Status: Full-Time, exempt, benefited, non-union
Salary: $130,000 +/- Commensurate with experience
Location: Town Hall
Duties: Under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Town Administrator for Finance, according to Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to municipal accounting and finance, and municipal policies and objectives, the employee performs administrative, supervisory, and professional work relating to management of the Town's accounting and financial systems including: budgeting, maintenance of revenue records, maintenance and control of expenditure and financial records pertaining to town appropriations, administration of the Town's insurance budgets, and advising the Town Administrator, Select Board, and Advisory Committee on accounting and audit matters. Employee establishes long and short-range plans and objectives, personal performance standards, develops departmental policies, goals, objectives and budgets, is expected to resolve conflicts that arise and coordinate with others as necessary, and assumes direct accountability for department results. The employee oversees payroll and accounts payable, acts as ex-officio member of the Contributory Retirement System, is responsible for the computation of retirement benefits and for the filing of annual reports.
Supervision Exercised: This position is responsible for the supervision of four (4) full-time staff (Assistant Town Accountant, Retirement Administrator, Payroll Administrator, and Accounts Payable Specialist).
Requirements: A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree in accounting (Master's Degree preferred) and five (5) to seven (7) years of accounting management experience in municipal government, including supervisory responsibilities. Certification by the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors' and Accountants' Association (MMAAA) preferred. The Town may consider equivalent education and experience in determining whether a candidate has met the requisite qualifications.
Special Requirements: Ability to clear a background check and attend weekly night meetings.
A candidate for this position should have knowledge, skills and abilities in the following:
Knowledge of: Massachusetts General Laws relating to municipal accounting, municipal finance issues and trends, budgeting, revenue forecasting, debt issuance and management, capital improvement planning, payroll tax laws and retirement laws, computer programs and applications (Munis, Word, Excel, email), property, casualty and liability health insurance coverage issues, investment practices.
Skills in: Finance, communication, customer service and organization, effective supervision, accounting, business administration.
Ability to: Maintain accurate, detailed records, interact tactfully with other departments, staff, and the public.
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume in PDF format to the Human Resources Department at: [email protected].
Deadline: Open until filled Date of Posting: 9/20/2023
updated with salary 10/19/2023
The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.
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