Finance Director – Town of Falmouth

The Position

Under the general direction of the Town Manager, the Finance Director manages all financial operations of the Town, including the creation and oversight of a FY24 $19 million budget and a $40 million cash portfolio. As the chief financial officer, this position directs all financial functions of the town, including accounting, audit, cash management, budget, purchasing, bonds/debt management, insurance administration, payroll, accounts payable and tax billing. In addition to managing the Finance Department, the position has direct responsibility for its organization, general administration, and efficient operation. The Finance Director exercises considerable independent, professional judgment and initiative in implementing and administering policies and directing work in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

The Department

The Finance Department is responsible for all financial transactions, revenue, and disbursements of the Town, which include processing warrants and payrolls. This Department manages all cash, investments, and insurances as well as all debt service and writing bonds. The Department is responsible for annually completing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and both an Operating and Capital Budget. Managing the purchasing process is also part of the Finance Department’s responsibilities. The purchasing process includes the maintenance of all bid specifications, bid tabulations, and bid awards.

In addition to the Finance Director, the Department is comprised of three full-time employees, including the Assistant Finance Director, Payroll and Benefits Administrator, and Accounts Payable Specialist, all of whom report to the Finance Director.

The Ideal Candidate

The Finance Director position requires a highly-skilled professional who demonstrates a genuine desire to serve the organization and community through exemplary leadership, judgement, and decision-making abilities. The position requires a leader who communicates effectively and courteously and maintains cordial working relationships with various groups and individuals, including the public.

The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of, and the ability to apply, the principles and practices of short- and long-term planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating and delegating, reporting and budgeting, and financial administration in the operation of a municipal department.

Additional required skills include a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal accounting and of municipal cash management, and considerable knowledge of the laws and regulations related to municipal accounting, budgeting, finance, and cash management.

Opportunities & Priorities

The Finance Director will serve a crucial role in strategically positioning the Town of Falmouth to meet increasing demands for investment capital. In addition to significant long-range planning initiatives, other major projects with significant impact on the financial future of the Town of Falmouth include:

  • Identifying and implementing new TIF District opportunities to maximize benefits to the Town’s taxpayers.
  • Creating a funding plan for the Town’s Watershed Management Plan currently under development.
  • Funding the implementation of Falmouth’s newly adopted Climate Action Plan.
  • Planning and budgeting for significant capital improvement projects including a new fire station and public works facility.


Additional special projects include:

  • Overseeing the Town’s annual senior tax assistance program.
  • Monitoring net energy billing credits received from the Town’s landfill solar array.



Education & Experience

–  Masters preferred; BA required

–  CPA/CMA certification desired

–  8 years progressively responsible experience

– Understanding of municipal accounting & cash management

– Current with GASB and other accounting standards



This full-time position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, a retirement health savings account, paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal time, and multiple retirement options.


Submit cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, Town of Falmouth, 271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, ME 04105. Applications can also be e-mailed to Resume review will begin March 20. EOE.

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