Finance Director

Finance · Essex, Vermont
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Town of Essex, Vermont is seeking a Finance Director to perform professional financial and accounting work of a supervisory and participatory nature with responsibility for maintaining financial records, supervising and controlling expenditures of all Town funds, and, along with the Town Manager, preparing and presentation of the budget; data processing systems installation and maintenance; and all other related work as required. This position will work under the discretion of the Town Manager, and will work closely with the Village/City of Essex Junction Finance Department for the next one to three years. This position will play a key role in the continued separation efforts between the Town of Essex and Village/City of Essex Junction, and will work with the Village/City Finance Director in separating the currently shared finance departments.


The full job description can be viewed here.


In general, the regular work hours per week are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, hours may vary depending upon the needs of the department. Attendance at board meetings will be required as needed. There will be an opportunity for remote work throughout the week in accordance with the Town of Essex remote work policy and the needs of the municipality. The qualified candidate will have 3 years relevant experience in Municipal Finance and/or Fund Accounting. The qualified candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, finance, or business administration. Prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Prior experience working with NEMRC is a plus.


The starting salary range for this position is $85,000-$95,000, with the actual starting salary based on qualifications and experience. Candidates can apply online by clicking "Apply for this Job". If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be picked up at 81 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT, 05452.  This position has excellent health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, disability benefits, and paid leave. This position is open until filled.


The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.

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