About Us

The Town Accountant's office consists of the Town Accountant, one full-time Staff Accountant, 1 full-time Payroll Administrator, 1 full-time Accounts Payable Specialist, 1 full-time Manager of Information Systems and 1 full-time Systems Analyst.

Town Accountant
The Town Accountant, along with the Finance Director, performs complex administrative, supervisory, and professional work in managing the municipality's accounting and financial systems. Work includes planning, organizing and supervising the financial activities of the town, including the maintenance of revenue records, and the maintenance and control of expenditures and financial records pertaining to the town appropriations. The Finance Director and Town Accountant are responsible for the administration of the Employee Benefit ad Worker's Compensation Plans and the town's insurance program; and maintains and coordinates the town's data processing system. The Town Accountant advises the Town Administrator, Board of Selectmen, and Advisory Committee on financial matters; and coordinates the financial activities of the Town Accountant's, Board of Assessors, and Treasurer and Collector's offices.

Staff Accountant
The Staff Accountant assists the Town Accountant in performing complex administrative and supervisory work in the overall management of the municipality's accounting system, including: providing postings to the General Ledger for expenditures, revenues and adjustments, preparing information for year-end closings, reconciling accounts, compiling information and preparing reports, analyzing funds and financial information, supervising the work of employees, and ensuring for the efficient operation of the Accounting Department.

Payroll Administrator

The Payroll Administrator performs accounting and payroll administration functions for the Accounting Department. Work includes administering payroll, reconciling accounts, compiling a variety of information and preparing reports, responding to inquiries and requests from internal and external customers, and maintaining files and records for the department.

Accounts Payable Specialist
The Accounts Payable Specialist performs responsible accounting and data entry functions for the Accounting Department. Work includes compiling a variety of information and preparing reports, preparing and processing invoices for weekly vendor warrant, printing vendor checks, reconciling expenditure accounts for all departments monthly, responding to inquiries and requests from internal and external customers, and maintaining files and records for the department.

Manager of Information Systems
The Manager of Information Systems is responsible for the technical administration of the town's website, computer network and Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone system. The Town and School network consists of 14 locations including 6 schools.

Administers the town's network for 8 buildings including firewall, routers and switches; Microsoft Windows servers; Microsoft Exchange email; database servers including Microsoft SQL, Oracle and IBM Informix; system back-ups, disaster recovery and system security; providing user support for software, hardware, all computers and peripherals; provides basic end user training in operating system, network, and applications.

The VoIP telephone system operates over the town's computer network as opposed to a traditional telephone system and spans 11 municipal buildings. Administration of the VoIP telephone system includes user telephone /configuration, adds/moves/changes, and dial plan changes.

Provides design enhancements and updates for the town's websites.

Procures equipment and services; develops the Information Technology budget; develops and maintains technology policies and procedures; maintains service contracts and software licensing.

Systems Analyst
The Systems Analyst is responsible for software application management, maintenance, and end user training. Aids in implementing and maintaining the Town's IP data network infrastructure (including routers, firewalls and switches) across 8 locations, Microsoft Windows based servers, system back-ups and disaster recovery, configuration and maintenance of printers and other peripherals, configuration and maintenance of end user workstations and laptops, application deployment and configuration, Microsoft Exchange email administration, and system security.

Configures and maintains the Town's voice over IP (VoIP) telephone system located across 11 locations including telephone/user configuration and adds/moves/changes.

Provides design enhancements and updates for the town's websites. Provides training to departmental end users in order to update their portion of the website.

Develops and maintains technology policies and procedures.