Job Opening Town Accountant

The Town of Wales, MA seeks a qualified municipal finance professional to fill the part time position of Town Accountant.  Appointed by and serving under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, the ideal candidate will possess demonstrated knowledge of the Massachusetts Uniform Municipal Accounting System (UMAS), DOR reporting requirements, GAAP, and federal and Massachusetts General Laws.  Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance; five (5) to seven (7) years experience in a municipal environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certified Governmental Accountant (CGA) is also required or the ability to attain within three (3) years of appointment.  Preferred qualifications include Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) and experience with VADAR municipal finance software.  Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to: Ms. Pamela Leduc, Executive Secretary, Town of Wales, P.O. Box 834, Wales, MA 01081 or via email to select@townofwales.net.  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.  The Town of Wales is an AA/EOE.  To view the complete job description, click here.