Finance Director

Finance Director
Town of Falmouth
 Falmouth, Massachusetts
Job Description

Please apply directly through the Town's website at the following link:

The Town of Falmouth is excited to open the search for our next Finance Director with a salary range of $133,182.40 - $179,940.80/year, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a sign-on, retention, and relocation bonus of up to $20,000. The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking, innovative, and resourceful municipal leader who enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the Town’s financial management systems, promotes transparency and public understanding of municipal finances, and approaches problem-solving creatively and collaboratively.

The Town of Falmouth is a vibrant and diverse community located on the southwest corner of Cape Cod with a permanent population of 32,517 and a seasonal population of more than 105,000. The Town strives to be the premiere Cape community that provides the most responsive, accessible, and inclusive environment for all. Falmouth is proud of its history of strong financial management, AAA bond rating, and the innovative vision we have adopted under our new Town Manager with strong Select Board support.

As the Town’s Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Director is responsible for the strategic management of the Town’s finances, including its annual revenues of approximately $155 million. The Finance Director oversees the Department of Finance, which includes municipal collections and the treasury, accounting, and assessing divisions. Working within policy objectives outlined by the Select Board and under the direction of the Town Manager, the Finance Director develops and prepares the annual operating budget and capital improvement recommendations inclusive of funding sources, develops revenue projections, and recommends internal financial controls throughout the Town. The Director works with the Town Treasurer to prepare the Town’s debt management, including recommendations for bonding, short-term borrowing, and self-funding, oversees the preparation of the tax rate certification, and serves as the Town’s Chief Procurement Officer.

The Finance Director reports to the Town Manager and maintains regular communication with the Finance Committee, with evening meetings required. The Town is willing to consider limited remote work and schedule flexibility for the final candidate.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field with expert knowledge of municipal financial management and systems and related statutes and regulations. Master’s degree in a related field and/or CPA preferred. Must have more than seven years of progressively responsible related experience, including management and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must be a Massachusetts Certified Procurement Officer or have the ability to become certified within two years of appointment. Applicants must have the ability to effectively work and interact with individuals and groups of various abilities, cultures, backgrounds, and identities.

Salary: $133,182.40 - $179,940.80/year, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a sign-on, retention, and relocation bonus of up to $20,000. Comprehensive benefits.

How to Apply: All applicants must complete an online application by selecting "Apply Now" above. A cover letter and resume are encouraged and may be uploaded to the online application portal.

Preference Date to Apply: Monday, June 10, 2024, by 4:30 pm. The position will remain open until filled, but candidates who apply by the above date and time will be given preference over later applications.