The town of Dighton, with a Fiscal Year 2023 budget of approximately $24 million, seeks qualified and experienced applicants to serve as Town Accountant. The opportunity to become Dighton’s next Town Accountant comes as the town has prioritized financial and capital planning efforts, along with implementing recommendations included in the town’s Financial Management Review recently completed by the Department of Revenue. As an integral member of the town’s highly collaborative financial team, Dighton’s Town Accountant aids in ensuring sustainable budget development and effective, efficient municipal operations. The Town Accountant performs administrative, supervisory and technical work in monitoring, directing, and auditing the town’s financial and accounting system, including computerized functions, in order to maintain the fiscal records and systems of the town. A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is required and at least three years of experience in accounting or financial management; municipal accounting experience is highly desirable. A master’s degree is preferred, as is MCPPO certification and Massachusetts Governmental Accounting Certification. If not already a CGA, must obtain certification within three years of appointment. Required to attend annual courses offered by the Massachusetts Municipal Accountants’ and Auditors’ Association to obtain and maintain status as a certified governmental accountant. Thorough knowledge of Massachusetts municipal finance laws and relevant computer systems is desirable; proficient in municipal software systems desirable.
With a four-day workweek and competitive salary and benefits, the town of Dighton is proud of its reputation as a family-oriented employer with a positive municipal culture and broad opportunities for professional growth and development. Full job description and application available at https://dighton-ma.gov/government/job_vacancies.php.
Questions and applications should be submitted to the office of the Board of Selectmen at email@example.com. Applicants are encouraged to review the job description prior to submitting applications. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with a first review of initial candidates beginning on Jul. 18.