Town of St. Michaels Accepting Applications for Finance Clerk/Bookkeeper

The Town of St. Michaels, population 1,040, is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. St. Michaels boasts a combination of popular marinas, inns, bed & breakfasts, shops, and restaurants that make it a favorite destination for visitors. Frequently featured in travel publications and a popular destination, St. Michaels is steeped in history and maritime culture.

The Town of St. Michaels is recruiting for a full-time Finance Clerk/Bookkeeper, under the general supervision of the Town Administrator. This individual manages the billing and accounts receivables, collections, payroll, benefits administration, budget administration, financial reconciliation, bookkeeping and oversees utility billing with assistance from the Town Clerk, General Services Clerk and Customer Service Representative. 

Essential Tasks:

  • Maintains the financial records of the Town.
  • Participates in the annual budget development.
  • Maintains and produces financial reports as needed.
  • Manages all payroll processes.
  • Assists with walk-in customers, and general telephone calls and emails.
  • Manages the Town’s benefit packages including retirement, worker’s compensation and disability, healthcare, and related benefits.
  • Manages the Billing and Accounts Receivable Clerk and processes.
  • Serves as primary contact to audit firm.
  • Ensures that all financial transactions are properly coded.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The Finance Clerk/Bookkeeper must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The Finance Clerk/Bookkeeper must be able to utilize standard office equipment and applications including email, phone, copier, Microsoft office software, Quickbooks, and document management.
  • The Finance Clerk/Bookkeeper must be proficient in QuickBooks.

Education and Experience:

  • The Finance Clerk/Bookkeeper should have a minimum of 5 years of experience with QuickBooks, and administrative experience that would enable them to effectively perform the job.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is preferred.

The Town of St. Michaels offers a generous benefit package including health care, paid vacation, paid sick leave, a pension plan through Maryland State Retirement System, and encourages training and development. Competitive salary dependent upon qualifications. 

Please send an application for employment, resume, and cover letter to the address below by end of the business day May 10, 2024.  

Click here to obtain a copy of the Application for Employment.

St. Michaels Town Hall
Attn: Rob Straebel, Town Administrator
P.O. Box 206
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Phone: 410-745-9535