Town Auditor

The Massachusetts General Laws provide for the election of one or more Town Auditors. The role of this position is to review the municipality’s financial books and ensure that proper procedures are being maintained. The laws also provide for the appointment of a Town Accountant. Towns that have made such an  appointment have the option of abolishing the position of Auditor.  All but the smallest towns in Massachusetts have appointed town Accountants and abolished the position of Auditor.  The Town Accountant automatically assumes the Auditor’s duties upon the abolition of the Auditor position.