The essential functions of the Town Accountant and the office staff include but are not limited to maintaining a complete set of financial records for all Town accounts, appropriations, debts and contracts. Maintain a general ledger and journal for the recording of all transactions and subsidiary ledgers. Perform internal audits of all Town Departments on a quarterly basis. We also prepare the Town’s annual Budget Documents for Annual Town Meeting.
Monitor expenditures of all Town and School funds; examine all vouchers, department bills and payrolls for appropriateness of expenditure and for accuracy of available funds before payment. Manage and process payroll and accounts payable for both Town and School, produce W-2’s and 1099’s for all employees and vendors.
The mission of the Accounting Department is to insure that the appropriate financial and auditing controls with the Town are maintained in an efficient, cost-effective and responsible manner.
The Town of Saugus charges 20 cents per page for all copies printed at Town Hall. All requests must be in writing and will be done within 10 days of request.
See Massachusetts general law 32.05 (regarding public records and right to access) HERE