Westminster (8,213 pop.), is seeking a professionally experienced Treasurer/Collector, with strong financial acumen and a demonstrated history of efficiency and success working in public and/or municipal organizations. This small, rural community is located in the rolling hills of north/central Massachusetts, approximately 24 miles from Worcester. Westminster is led by a three-member select board, has an open town meeting form of government, a FY23 budget of approximately $30 million and a AA+ Bond Rating.
The Treasurer/Collector oversees all monies received, invested, and disbursed by the town. They are responsible for the cash and debt management and the collection of monies for the Town including taxes, assessments and municipal fees.
The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting, or a related field; five to seven years related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred experience as a municipal financial manager or assistant financial manager, or education and experience that is equivalent showing progressive leadership and financial expertise.
Collector & Treasurer certification from the Massachusetts Treasurers Association within three years of appointment. Must be able to be bonded. The Treasurer/Collector reports directly to the Town Administrator.
Should possess demonstrated skills, abilities, and knowledge in municipal finance and budgeting. The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package including health and retirement plans and an annual salary of $85,000 +/-, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Westminster is an EOE.
For additional information related to the position, the town, and the application process, contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at BLynch@CommunityParadigm.com.
Submit resume and cover letter, in confidence, with the subject line: Westminster Town Treasurer/Tax Collector Search, via email in a single PDF, by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2022 to: firstname.lastname@example.org