Town Accountant

Accountant Duties

(MGL Chapter 41, Section 57)

  • At year end, prepare Combined Balance Sheet, Schedule A and other reports necessary for certification of Free Cash.
  • Prepare monthly and year-end reports for officers or department heads showing the total appropriations, expenditures and the balance in each appropriation.
  • Prepare warrants. Verify that any expense payment is lawful, justified and that funding exists under the appropriate budget line item.
  • Reconcile cash with Treasurer and receivables with Collector.
  • Maintain municipal books including a general journal, general ledger and subsidiary ledgers.