This job title is general. In some cases, the municipal Treasurer also serves as Tax Collector. In some cases, a town manager may also be the municipal treasurer and tax collector. In larger municipalities, Finance Departments may employ several people full-time in these positions.
Finance Director, Manager, Council or Select Board.
A two- or four-year finance or business degree may be required, but isn’t always. Experience with government accounting may be preferred.
Knowledge of statutes and guidelines that govern tax collection and cash handling. Attention to detail is imperative. Customer-service skills are important. Experience with technology and software such as Excel may be preferred.
Walking, talking, hearing and the ability to read are important physical skills. Work hours can include night meetings.
These are positions that all 490 municipalities have, although some are held by part-time employees or by full-time employees wearing “multiple hats.”