Director of Finance

Director of Finance
New Garden Township Finance Department
 Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Job Description

New Garden Township, Chester County, PA, is seeking a highly professional and organized person to join the Township’s Management Team as Director of Finance. This senior position involves complex supervisory, administrative, and analytical work, in addition to supervising the Township’s finance consultants and vendors.

The Finance Director is responsible for the management of a $7.8 million operating budget and all associated finance functions to include investments, audits, pension management, budget preparation, AFR and additional reporting, as well as supervising all daily financial operations to include payroll, bank reconciliations, AR/AP processing, and benefits administration.

The Finance Director reports directly to the Township Manager and will keep the Manager and elected Board of Supervisors updated on the financial condition of the Township and periodically make presentations to the Board of Supervisors at public meetings.

Candidates are expected to have, or be capable of quickly attaining, extensive knowledge of municipal policies and procedures, fund accounting, and the Township’s financial software (Caselle); supervisory experience; and a commitment and ability to operate and comply with all GASB, GFOA, and Governmental Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) best practices and standards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public or Business Administration or related field with at least seven (7) years of related progressively responsible professional experience and/or training is required.
  • CPA is preferred.
  • Master’s is preferred.

Expected salary hiring range is $90,000 - $110,000, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Applicants must email a cover letter, resume, and professional references in one attachment to Applications will be accepted until position is filled.