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City of Biddeford
Biddeford, ME

CONTACT: Matt Klepinger  – matt@prosearchmaine.com

Home to Maine’s youngest community, Biddeford is located on picturesque coastline tucked just south of Portland and next door to Kennebunkport. Our downtown revitalization ties Biddeford’s historic industrial past to its innovative, entrepreneurial future. Whether you are searching for the arts, a vibrant food scene, safe cozy neighborhoods, rural Maine living or anything in between, you will find it here.

If you are a proven leader in municipal finance and are looking to enrich your personal and professional life, the City of Biddeford wants you to join our team. Our next Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance will become a key part of the leadership team that has assisted our elected officials in transforming the community into one of the most desired zip codes anywhere in New England. Professionally, you will be joining an innovative work environment where employees are valued, not just in word but in action.

With a stated goal of being Maine’s preferred municipal employer, Biddeford has been a leader in employee enrichment – from implementing Maine’s first four-day workweek to enhanced benefits such as our robust wellness program for the entire family. As a key member of the City’s leadership team, you will directly impact the work experience in Biddeford. Financially strong and politically stable, you will be joining a team where making a difference daily in people’s lives isn’t merely a goal but a daily occurrence.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

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.

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 plan options with a match by the City, including a 457 deferred compensation program, Roth IRA plan or MPERS state pension program. 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.