The town of Ayer is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Finance Manager-Town Accountant. The ideal candidate will manage and oversee all financial services and activities of the town government and serve as the Town Accountant complying with all statutory and bylaw requirements of the position. Manages the Accounting Department. Audits and exercises budgetary control over payment of bills, invoices, and payrolls for all town departments including capital projects. Work with the DOR and DESE as well as other outside agencies to resolve financial issues. Manage annual financial internal and external town audits, including financial statements, federal grant compliance, workers’ compensation, and unemployment audits.

Works closely with the Town Manager and other town departments to plan, develop, and implement the municipal operating and capital budgets as well as the town’s various enterprise funds. Serves as a technical and professional financial advisor to the Town Manager, Select Board, Finance Committee, and various town departments, boards, and committees. Develops and monitors financial forecasts, as well as all town departmental expenditures and budgetary status. Assists the Treasurer/Tax Collector with developing borrowing strategies and policies. Responsible for the coordination of all town financial departments in terms of overall financial management and efficiencies (Accounting; Assessing; Treasurer/Tax Collector; Benefits & Payroll).  For full job description go to:

Salary and benefits:  $86,109 to $110,267 D.O.Q./negotiable. Full-time salaried position with full benefits.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume, and professional references (in a single PDF) to Robert A. Pontbriand, Town Manager at Applications received by December 10, 2021, will be given preference. Position open until filled. The town of Ayer is an AA/EEO Employer.