Amherst NH - Finance Director

Amherst NH - Finance Director

Deadline: Open until filled; first resume review on November 1st 2021

The Town of Amherst is seeking an exceptional individual to lead its Finance Department. Amherst with a population of approximately 11,800 is located in southern New Hampshire.

The current operating budget for the Town is $14.9 million and the Finance Director is responsible for financial and administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the accounting and financial aspects of the Town. Related work includes assisting in software support for the accounting software, audit preparation, policy and procedure compliance, internal controls, state reporting requirements and state and federal accounting compliance. Administrative direction is provided by the Town Administrator and work is reviewed by independent auditors. The Finance Director oversees the work of the Accountant who is responsible for payroll, A/P, A/R and other related duties.

The successful candidate should have the knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field, AND municipal accounting experience; or a combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates proficiency in the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position.

Salary range to $99,777; starting pay commensurate with qualifications. The Town of Amherst offers a comprehensive benefits package to include a 457(b) retirement plan. The Town of Amherst does not participate in the NH State Retirement System.

Interested parties should send cover letter and resume, in confidence, as a PDF attachment to:

Deadline: Open until filled, with the first resume review on Monday, November 1st, 2021.

Amherst is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information:

Administrative Office: Plymouth, NH | Seacoast Office: Portsmouth, NH Toll Free: 866.501.0352 Tel: 603.279.0352