Town Accounting Program
Town Accounting Co-Program Manager, Brian Morton
About The Town Accounting Program
The Town Accounting Program is a fee-for-service program initiated by the FRCOG in 2005 to respond to the needs of Franklin County communities for professional accounting services.
Small communities are facing increasing difficulty in finding qualified professionals to provide the services required to meet current accounting standards and increasingly complex program demands. The Town Accountant Program is a fee-for-service program initiated by the FRCOG in 2005 to respond to the needs of several Franklin County communities for professional accounting services. Services include warrant input, journal entries, reconciliation of cash and receivables, year-end closing entries, Free Cash certification and Schedule A preparation.
The FRCOG currently has agreements with fourteen communities, including Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Gill, Leverett, New Salem, Rowe, Shelburne, Sunderland, Wendell, Whately, and Williamsburg. In conjunction with the FRCOG, thirteen participating towns have entered agreements to become users of the FundWare accounting software. All these towns are fully converted to the new accounting software. For town departments with high-speed internet access, accounting files are able to be viewed from the web. Additional town office staff have been trained to access their town's data on an inquiry-only basis in order to research account activity and vendor history.
The FRCOG anticipates the expansion of the Town Accountant Program in the future as additional towns seek dependable, cost efficient and professional accounting services to meet their increasing accounting needs.
This page was last updated on 04/22/2013