The Town Accountant reports to the Town Administrator who reports to the Board of Selectmen. The Town Accountant is responsible for managing the town budget and paying all bills incurred by both the town and local school. The Town Accountant is the custodian of contracts for the town.
Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities
There shall be a Town Accountant appointed by the Selectmen for a three-year term. The Town Accountant’s duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 41, Sections 55 through 58, 60 through 61.
The Accounting Office is responsible for recordkeeping of all financial transactions of the Town; the processing of all bills, warrants, receipts, and ledgers; keeps records of all contracts and grants, and supplies departments with financial reports and information. The Accounting Office ensures the Town is in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Federal and State laws, and Town Meeting authorizations.