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Town Treasurer/Tax Collector

Salary $87,365.00 - $118,000.00 Annually Location Needham, MA Job Type Full-Time Department Finance Department Job Number 202100051 Description

The Town of Needham is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the full-time position of Town Treasurer/Tax Collector.

CON # 22037 Duties and Responsibilities

  • The essential functions or duties listed are intended as illustrations of various types of work that is performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the worker is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The position functions as a part of the overall municipal team to ensure effective and efficient municipal team to ensure effective and efficient municipal operations.
  • Under the direction of the Assistant Town Manager/Director of Finance and in accordance with State statutes and Town by-laws, plan, control, and direct the functions of the Treasurer and Tax Collector's Office, including the billing, collecting, and depositing of receipts; cash and investment management; and the sale of short and long-term borrowing.
  • Participate with Assistant Town Manager/ Director of Finance, Director of Assessing, Town Accountant, and Director of Management Information Systems in planning and coordination of Town-wide financial operations.
  • Plan overall departmental activities and develop and recommend policies and procedures in areas of responsibility; interview, select, orient, train, and schedule assigned staff; and evaluate performance and recommend personnel actions.
  • Receive, disburse, and account for all Town funds, utilizing automated systems; and ensure that adequate funds are available from Town accounts for the timely payment of Town obligations.
  • Responsible for the issuance, collection, receipt, and accounting of all committed taxes, betterments, water and sewer charges, and other receivables. The office certifies as to the existence of municipal liens, and counts and records parking meter receipts.
  • Oversees an office of 5.0 F.T.E.'s
  • Serves on relevant boards and committees as assigned including the property tax assistance committee.
  • Perform other related duties as required by statute or as directed.

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Completion of four-year college degree in Public Administration, Finance, Administration, or a related field.
  • Seven years of related experience including three years of supervisory experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and is tactful approach in customer service.
  • Attainment of a Massachusetts Certified Treasurer/Collector is desirable.
  • Valid driver's license.
Supplemental Information

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis. Vacancy will remain posted until a suitable candidate is found

Needham, MA, 02492, US