Town Accountant

The town of Dighton seeks qualified and experienced applicants to serve as Town Accountant with an FY22 budget of approximately 24 million. The Town Accountant is an integral part of the financial team and aids in ensuring 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. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required and at least three years of experience in accounting or financial management; municipal accounting experience highly desirable. Master’s degree preferred, as is MCPPO certification and Massachusetts Governmental Accounting Certificate. If not already certified, 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; proficient in municipal software systems. 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 lkerwin@dighton-ma.gov. Applicants are encouraged to review the job description prior to submitting applications. Applications will be accepted until May 28 at 4 p.m.