Town of Bourne - Director of Municipal Finance

21 May 2018 3:43 PM | Mary Thompson (Administrator)

The Town of Bourne (Population: 20,000; Budget: $75 million including two enterprise funds) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Municipal Finance.  Position is responsible for coordination of all financial activities of the Town, development of financial policies and practices, maintenance of municipal accounting systems, financial forecasting, capital planning and reporting and compliance with applicable legal/contractual obligations and procurements.  The Finance Director is responsible to the Town Administrator.  The Director serves as the Town Accountant and supervises the offices of the Town Treasurer/Collector and Assessor, performing all the statutory duties of that position including the supervision of the accounting department staff.  The Director is responsible for the annual budgeting process, beginning with the forecast of municipal revenues and the formulation of guidelines with the Town Administrator for submission of budget requests, up to the timely issuance of the resulting tax bills.  The position requires attendance at evening meetings, the majority of which are during the budget season. Successful candidate should have 5 to 10 years or more years experience in Massachusetts municipal finance, preferably at the department head level; bachelors or masters (preferred) degree in finance, administration or accounting; a thorough knowledge in municipal finance (competent with UMAS) and budget management. CGA certification preferred.  Applicant must have a proven record of strong and effective staff management, sound organizational skills, and the ability to be a strong leader in a collaborative work environment.  Position requires superior writing and oral skills, the ability to manage a large number of tasks and projects simultaneously and be knowledgeable in current organization-wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments. Review of applications will begin immediately and until the position is filled.  Please send a cover letter and current resume with salary history to Thomas M. Guerino, Town Administrator 24 Perry Avenue Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Electronic submissions by PDF only are preferred to  EOE.

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