There will be a bit of a shake up in the finance department of Middle Township. John Clifford, who joined Middle Township on November 17, will assume the role of Temporary Chief Financial Officer, effective December 24. The move was prompted by the resignation of current CFO Tracey Taverner. Clifford, who holds a degree in accounting from Rutgers University, is a former Senior Support Specialist and Project Manager for Edmunds & Associates. The Finance Office has been undergoing an operational study by GRR Consulting LLC. The study was prompted by serious issues with payment of bills and other irregularities in the Finance Office. Taverner’s exit was preceded by the departure of Deputy CFO Mary Kate Matthews-Garry, who resigned effective November 7, 2014, to take a position with the Middle Township Board of Education. Middle Township Deputy Dan Lockwood thanked Matthews-Garry for her commitment to supporting the office through this transitional phase.