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This position works under the general supervision of the City Auditor performing administrative and accounting work in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws and Municipal Finance Laws.  This is a City of Taunton Management Association position.    

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from this position.  This position monitors expenditures of all City funds, maintains and updates a variety of information and business records and contracts in accordance with applicable procedures, approves payrolls and payables for payment, maintains journals and general ledger, oversees an office staff of more than two, works in conjunction with the City Auditor, Budget Director, external auditors and department staff.  Performs a variety of responsible functions in accordance with state statutes and City Ordinances, requiring the exercise of some judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, procedures, refers questionable cases to supervisor.  

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
Knowledge of Municipal Finance and public accounting software (Softright)
Must have strong managerial/supervisory skills
High School Diploma required, degree in Accounting or similar field
Ability to operate various types of office equipment.
Ability to deal tactfully and appropriately with the general public and City departments
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.

Salary Range:  Step 1:  $1,034.98/wk – Step 10:  $1,163.85/wk plus benefits.

Complete job description available from the HR Department.  City reserves the right to test candidates.  CORI required.

Submit resume & cover letter in confidence by August 24, 2015 to:       Human Resources Department
Or submit to                           City of Taunton         
Position will remain open until filled.                         141 Oak Street
                                                        Taunton, MA  02780

The City of Taunton is an M/F/EEO Employer