Finance Director

Maine’s premier City to work and live is becoming Maine’s premier municipal employer - welcome to Biddeford, Maine, where citizens are proud of their community and employees thrive!

The City of Biddeford, dubbed as Maine’s most resurgent city, is seeking dynamic people to join our award-winning team of professionals. As an employee in Maine’s youngest community , you can become part of a team that is guiding its economic revival. You will need to be highly motivated, talented, with a strong desire to make a difference in the daily lives of citizens.

Biddeford is conveniently situated 15 miles south of Portland and 90 miles north of Boston. Just a few miles east of the city center lies a magnificent coastline with long stretches of sandy beaches framed by rocky promontories. Biddeford has experienced exceptional renewal and has a nationally-recognized creative downtown community, recently exemplified in the Heart of Biddeford’s selection as a 2022 recipient of the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). Additionally, Food & Wine Magazine recently ranked Biddeford’s food scene as among America’s best. The City has been proactive in working with the private sector to stimulate more than $100 million in private investments over the last decade, with an additional $200 million of new, mixed-use private investment, including just over 1,100 residential units to be developed in the near term. 

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. 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.

The City of Biddeford greatly values employee wellness and work/life balance. Many of our positions, including all positions in City Hall, have a four-day, 36 hour work week (Fridays off!) with flexible scheduling and remote opportunities one day per week.

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.

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. 

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Biddeford’s mission is to cultivate and sustain a diverse, inclusive, equitable, welcoming, and belonging-based workplace where employees actively practice solidarity for the greater good of the work environment and employee experience.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the City of Biddeford shall employ, develop, and work to maintain the best qualified person(s) available without discrimination to: age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, dimensions of gender, disability, citizenship, veterans’ status, ancestry, national origin, and/or political affiliation or any other status protected by law.

Equitable access to services and employment is available and those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to this application and/or the interview process should notify the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator at 207.286.0589.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and any relevant certifications to:

205 Main Street

Biddeford, ME, 04005

OR

Email to: diana.depaolo@biddefordmaine.org

Please go to biddefordmaine.org/apply to fill out our online application or apply through Indeed. Qualified applicants will be contacted immediately regarding the position.