Finance & Personnel Office

Mission Statement

The Finance Office works interactively with all departments, to assist and provide support services for financial management in all town departments.


A) The Finance Office will administer the financial resources of the Town in a safe, fair, accurate and professional manner and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and generally accepted accounting principals.

B) The Finance Office will provide timely and reliable information by which the Town Administrator, Department Heads, Budget Committee, and ultimately the Select Board can make informed decisions that are in the best interest of the Town.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Finance Office

Budget Cycle, preparation and Submission Timeline

The Town of Goffstown is a Municipal Budget Act (RSA 32) community and follows an SB2 form of government. The town operates on January 1st through December 31st budget cycle. The budget preparation is as follows:


The Finance Office is staffed by:

(1) Assistant Town Administrator/Finance Director/Treasurer/full-time (reports to the Town Administrator)

(1) Accountant/full-time (reports to the Finance Director)

(1) Benefits Administrator/full-time (reports to the Finance Director)

(1) Bookkeeper/full-time (reports to the Finance Director) 

(1) Welfare Officer/per diem (reports to Asst. Town Administrator)

The Finance Director also has some limited financial control and oversight of the Tax Collector's Office consisting of:

(1) Tax Collector/full-time

Staff Directory

Associated Committees

Budget Committee Trustees of the Trust Funds

Independent Auditors

Melanson Heath & Company, P.C.
102 Perimeter Road
Nashua, New Hampshire 03063-1301

Financial Documents