City of Biddeford – Finance Director

The City of Biddeford is an innovative leader that has made an incredible evolution from mill town to a youthful, exciting community. As the City develops further into a robust and eventful community, as an employer we are focused on supporting employees in their mental health, work/life balance and personal growth. City Hall operates on a four-day week schedule to assist employees in maintaining balance in their lives.

We are looking for an energetic and talented financial leader to join our team as our Finance Director. With the City in a period of rapid growth and evolution, this position will be a key part of the leadership team that is guiding the economic revival of the community. We are seeking a motivated, proven leader with experience in a municipal setting, excellent communication skills and the ability to operate from a strategic, high level perspective for the Finance Department while prioritizing the success of the City’s goals.

This Finance Director serves as the City’s Chief Financial Officer responsible for the planning and direction of financial operations of the city, including financial planning, budget administration, general accounting and reporting, payroll, purchasing, debt administration, revenue billing and collection, and Tax Increment Finance (TIF)/economic development funds. The Finance Director position is appointed by and reports to the City Manager and is an integral part of the executive leadership team.  The Finance Director is a hands-on position responsible for oversight and management of all Finance Department operations and staff, which includes five full-time positions.

The City provides all employees and their families with a robust wellness app and other outstanding benefits such as student loan reimbursements and a State pension program.

We offer paid personal, sick, vacation and 13 ½ holidays as well as employer sponsored health insurance with a City funded Health Reimbursement Account which pays healthcare costs up to the deductible.  We offer retirement plans in lieu of the pension, with a match by the City, including a 457 deferred compensation program and a Roth IRA plan. We also offer flexible spending accounts, employee referral bonuses, retirement health savings program with City match, life insurance and more. Salary of 105,000 to 135,000 depending on experience.

Preferred qualifications for Finance Director include:
• At least 7 years of progressive experience in Finance, including supervisory experience, preferably with experience in municipal budgets and financial statements as well as day to day operations
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
• Experience in Maine, with Munis Software, a Master’s Degree and/or CPA will be given preference
• Proven Management skills- able to lead an independent, functional and productive team

*Any combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position

Review of applications will begin on August 11th; position will remain open until filled.

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