Deputy Finance Director

The City of Biddeford is an innovative leader that has made an incredible evolution from mill town to a youthful, exciting community. As the City develops further into a robust and eventful place to work and live, as an employer we are focused on supporting employees in their mental health, work/life balance and personal growth. City Hall operates on a four-day week schedule to assist employees in maintaining balance in their lives.

The City of Biddeford is seeking a Deputy Finance Director to fill a complex management position within the Finance department and support the Finance Director in oversight of various financial functions and systems throughout the City. The deputy provides leadership within the Finance Department, including coaching, mentoring and training; in addition, they are expected to give input to the Director on team performance, and to perform quality assurance monitoring.

While the Deputy receives direction from the Finance Director, they will be expected to exercise considerable independent judgement in performance of the daily functions of the position. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Payroll Specialist, Accounting Clerk (AR/AP), Revenue Analyst and Deputy City Clerk. The City utilizes Tyler Technologies’ Enterprise ERP (Munis) solution, and will give preference to candidates with demonstrated experience with this. The Deputy Finance Director is responsible for all day to day operations of the City’s finances including tasks such as reconciliation of bank statements, posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts, oversight of payroll and sales tax, preparing for the annual audit, tracking capital project budgets and spending, determining and documenting work procedures, etc. Will be responsible for supervision of staff and oversight of department, including management of Finance Committee meetings, when the Director is unavailable.

Preferred qualifications for Deputy Finance Director include:

  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in Municipal Finance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Experience with Munis Software and/or CPA will be given preference
  • 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

The City provides all employees and their families with a robust wellness app and other outstanding benefits such as student loan reimbursements and a State pension program

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 covers healthcare costs up to the deductible. We offer retirement plans in lieu of the pension, with a match by the City, including a 457 deferred compensation program and a Roth IRA plan. We also offer flexible spending accounts, employee referral bonuses, retirement health savings program with City match, life insurance and more.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,000.00 - $105,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Accounting: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Municipal (working for a city or town): 1 year (Preferred)


  • CPA (Preferred)