Accounting

Mission Statement:

The Town Accountant provides the controllership and audit functions for the Town and its departments and agencies. The Accounting Department protects the fiduciary interests of the Town by ensuring that the financial records are accurately maintained and preserved; supervising and monitoring the expenditure of Town funds; utilizing sound accounting practices; and performing all other auditing and accounting functions pursuant to the Town Charter, Town By-Laws and laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Town Accountant's office consists of two full time employees, the Town Accountant and the Assistant Town Accountant.  The Accounting department handles the processing of all vendor payments for the Town and School, has control over the chart of accounts and determines appropriate and sufficient funding sources for expenses. 

The Accounting office is responsible for and maintains, supports and analyzes a general ledger that consists of more than 8,200 accounts.  The role of the Accounting office is to ensure timely certification of "Free Cash" as well as a timely completion of the Town Audit.  The Town Accountant plays a vital role to the Town Administrator providing analysis and reporting to strategically look at the Town Finances and make expenditures consistent with MGL.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Position Vacant Town Accountant
Patrick Luddy Assistant Town Accountant (781) 596-8877