The Accounting Department is a division of the Finance Department for the Town of Canton. The Office of Accounting is headed by a Town Accountant. The Accounting Office is responsible for the following general duties:
- Examination of all books and accounts of those Town agencies charged with the responsibility of the custody or authority to expend Town funds
- Preparation and processing vendor and payroll warrants.
- Responsible for payroll administration
The Office of Accounting is also responsible for the internal auditing function to assure proper record keeping. The 1990 Annual Town Meeting by-law requires the Office of Accounting to act as the Office of Audit. For the purposes of this requirement, the office has access to all Town:
- All other records of financial transactions that are required for the performance of this auditing function
The Town Accountant, except as otherwise provided for in the Department of Finance by-law, has all the powers, duties and responsibilities that are given to Town Accountants by Massachusetts General Law (MGL).