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Deputy Treasurer/Collector

Burlington, MA
The Town of Burlington seeks applications from experienced financial professionals for the position of Deputy Treasurer/Collector, who will join the team responsible for the financial management of the Town.  Conveniently located 14 miles northwest of Boston and easily accessible from Route 95/128 and Route 3, Burlington is currently home to a robust and diverse collection of commercial enterprises within the retail, life science, technology, and medical sectors.  Burlington is home to over 1,500 corporations and 9,100 residential housing units.
 
The Deputy Treasurer/Collector will assist the Treasurer/Collector in managing interactions among the Treasurer/Collector's Office, Accounting, DPW, and other Town Departments as they relate to activities of the Treasury/Collection function.  Coordinate all services for the department, including customer service operations, office administrative and bookkeeping functions, payroll, purchasing and support for assigned special projects.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Senior level management and oversight for the Treasurer/Collector’s department.
  • Mange and oversee the verification and recording of cash receipts, tax payments and other municipal revenues.
  • Assist taxpayers over the telephone, in writing, and in person.
  • Working with a computerized collection system, manage the process of receipts, abatements and refunds.
  • Manage the process of legal notices of tax takings, demands for unpaid taxes, delinquency notices, and liens.
  • Verify and oversee the preparation of daily bank deposits.
  • Manage and oversee payroll, benefits, departmental receipts and accounts payable and receivable.
  • In the absence of the Treasurer/Collector mange the department, transfer cash, verify deposits and post receipts.
Minimum qualifications include
  • Associate’s degree in business, finance, or related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years business experience, supervisory experience desirable.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting.
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain budgeted accounts, financial records, and clerical records.
  • Proficiency in standard office computer applications.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the general public, other departments and business representatives.
  • Ability to manage people and assist staff in a professional manner.
  • Ability to secure a public surety bond as Collector and as Treasurer.

This is a non-union position.  Salary is within Grade 13, of the Administrative & Professional Compensation Plan, offering annual increases via step system.  Pay range starts at $74,943 with a max rate of $102,986.  Starting rate is competitive and dependent upon experience, and includes comprehensive and generous benefits.

This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week.
 
Applications received by February 3, 2023 will receive first consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.
 
Methods to apply for this position:
 
Click on the Apply Now button (preferred)
 
  -or-
 
Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
 
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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