The mission of the Accounting Division of the Department of Municipal Finance is to protect the fiduciary interests of the Town by providing independent, timely oversight of the Town’s finances and to ensure that financial transactions are executed legally, efficiently, and effectively in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws.


The Accounting Department assures that all financial transactions are undertaken in accordance with federal, state, and local law. Additionally, the department monitors adherence to all applicable regulations, contracts, and Town policies as well as compliance to generally acceptable accounting principles (GAAP). The Department serves as a barrier to potential fraud or misuse of Town’s resources.