The functions of the accounting and finance office include validating and recording cash receipts, examining and approving budget expenditures in accordance with voted appropriations, filing required reports in a timely manner, and working with the Town Manager to create and present the annual budget of revenues and expenditures and other related forecasts. 

The Town Accountant serves as the Ex-Officio member of the Southbridge Retirement Board. The Finance Director oversees the functions of the other financial departments of the town. The office coordinates the completion of the annual audit, reviews the audit reports, and gathers responses from applicable town and school departments as required.