Town of Kennebunk – Finance Director

Description
Due to an upcoming retirement, the Town of Kennebunk is accepting applications for our next Finance Director. As a key member of the Town’s senior management team, the Finance Director oversees the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of the Town’s administrative and financial services. The Finance Director also serves as the Town’s Treasurer and Tax Collector, and acts as Chief Financial Advisor to the Town Manager. The employee in this position oversees the Finance Division, which is composed of the Tax/Finance Office and the Information Technology Department, and directly supervises the Tax/Finance Office Manager and Information Services Manager.

The Town of Kennebunk is a beautiful coastal town located 25 miles south of Portland, Maine and 25 miles north of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Our year round population of approximately 12,000 increases significantly during the summer months. We are located adjacent to Interstate 95 and close to several airports. For more information about Kennebunk, visit our website (www.kennebunkmaine.us) and watch our videos highlighting the community (https://vimeo.com/631451075) and Town employees (https://youtu.be/21B0LJ48oJ4)

Position Requirements
(A) Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required; MBA preferred;
(B) Certified Public Accountant status desirable;
(C) Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the financial function of a company or municipality;
(D) Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience;
(E) Extensive knowledge and experience with creating, maintaining, and analyzing data utilizing Excel;
(F) Demonstrated experience with computerized accounting and payroll systems and experience in MUNIS preferred; or
(G) Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Compensation & Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting annual salary range of $98,000 – $122,949 commensurate with demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and work experience. The Town of Kennebunk offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability (income protection), retirement, and paid sick and vacation, and other supplemental benefits. Where applicable, coverage is offered at the single, employee/spouse or domestic partner, and family levels. The Town promotes a life/work balance through its wellness opportunities, paid time off, and leave policies to accommodate employees’ varying needs.

How to Apply
Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and employment application to meet application requirements. Please submit the application and supplemental materials online through the Town’s Career Portal: https://me-kennebunk.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/jobs.aspx. Paper copies of the employment application are available upon request. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at jobs@kennebunkmaine.us or call (207) 604-1382.

The deadline to apply is Monday, November 28, 2022.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Equal Opportunity Statements
The Town of Kennebunk is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a service organization, we recognize that our most valuable asset is our employees. We encourage our employees to embrace and share their life experiences, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, and unique capabilities so that we may all better understand and learn from each other.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Town of Kennebunk shall employ, upgrade, and promote the best qualified person(s) who are available at the salary level established for the position, without discrimination as to race, religion, age, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity and expression), national origin or ancestry, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, color, political affiliation, whistleblower activity, or any other status protected by law.