The Town Treasurer plays a vital role in the management of the finances of the Town. He or she is responsible for keeping the Town's accounts, investing money received by the Town (with approval
of the select board
), keeping a record of taxes and other monies received and paying orders from officials authorized by law to draw orders on Town accounts.
The Treasurer must work with the Auditors to setting Town accounts prior to the annual meeting. The Auditors are often called upon to provide the select board with information about Town finances.