Sunday, July 14: Main Street will be closed from Grove Street to Doughty Avenue, from 7 am to 7 pm, for the Somer[Ville] Market.  

Assistant to the CFO, Payroll and HR

The Borough of Somerville is seeking a full-time, highly motivated, self-starter to assist the CFO with treasury and payroll duties.


This position includes a wide range of financial and human resources responsibilities:

  • Biweekly processing of payroll
  • Pension & health benefits reporting
  • Maintaining and reconciling payroll deductions
  • Human resources duties as they relate to onboarding new employees and maintaining current information for current employees
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Maintain subsidiary ledgers
  • Verify monthly receipts from departments
  • Grant oversight, receipts, expenditures and reporting
  • Monitor capital spending and projects
  • Developer escrow management,
  • Accounts receivable/ payable back up
  • Receive tax payments
  • Assist CFO with clerical and computer work as deemed necessary
  • Perform duties as directed by the CFO


Knowledge and abilities

  • Sufficient speed and accuracy to perform all duties as required
  • Must have good mathematical ability
  • Must be capable of responsibility and honestly handling cash transactions
  • Knowledge of Edmunds Financial Software, Microsoft excel and Primepoint Software
  • Ability to function under pressure
  • Good organizational, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, be self-motivated, and detail-oriented
  • Able to function efficiently, within a fast-paced, and sometimes stressful environment
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships

License, experience and education/certifications

  • H.S. diploma, or equivalent- college degree in related field preferred
  • Prior experience with Edmunds Software and Excel required
  • Experience in community relations and working effectively with the public
  • Self-starter who is good with numbers

How to apply

Submit cover letter and a resume to Paige Elster, Chief Financial Officer, at Only applicants who provide salary requirements will be considered.  Salary range for this position is $52,000 to  $58,000.

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