Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Town of Brattleboro Finance Department
Location of position: 
Brattleboro, VT
$75,000 – $85,000
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Job Description: 

Finance Director Finance Department General Statement of Duties: Supervise, interpret, and communicate the fiscal operations of the Town, to support and provide guidance to Department Heads, Town Manager, Selectboard, and general public. Supervision Received: Receives direct supervision from the Town Manager. Supervision Exercised: Exercises direct supervision over all Finance Department staff and exercises independent authority over financial matters in support of all governmental operations. Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Evaluate, develop, and recommend fiscal policy that will result in sound fiscal management and effective internal financial controls.
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate financial operating results and projections to provide information and guidance to Town officials and provide technical support to Town departments.
  • Maintain all official accounting records in conformance with generally accepted government accounting principles.
  • Oversee the payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable processes, including maintaining a purchasing policy manual and purchase order system. · Supervise and train assigned personnel to ensure development of full work potential.
  • Coordinate the annual audit and prepare the Town’s Annual Financial Report. 
  • Assist the Town Manager and department heads with the preparation of the annual budget and Town Report. 
  • Monitor and control all expenditures in accordance with budget appropriations and funding regulations. 
  • Establish financial and budgetary control measures. 
  • Develop the necessary financial forms, receipts, vouchers, bills, and claims to be used within the organization. 
  • Oversee the billing and collection of property taxes and water/sewer user fees, including the development of annual property tax and utility billing rates. 
  • Manage the Town's investment program and forecasts financial needs, cash flow, and revenue trends.


  • Extensive experience in financial management and fund accounting. Public finance experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures which apply to accounting and financing in municipal government.
  • Ability to formulate, initiate and administer policies and procedures for effective fiscal control.
  • Proven ability to plan, delegate, and supervise personnel.
  • Ability to present and communicate ideas and concepts in public and private, verbally and in writing.

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed mostly in office settings.
  • Extensive use of computer and keyboard.
  • Must tolerate moderate noise levels and interruptions in an office environment.
  • Occasional evening meetings are required.