Job Details

Finance Director
Town of Brattleboro, VT
Job Description

Finance Director

General Statement of Duties: Supervise, interpret, and communicate the fiscal operations of the Town, to support and provide guidance to Department Heads, Town Manager, Selectboard, and general public.

Supervision Received: Receives direct supervision from the Town Manager.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises direct supervision over all Finance Department staff and exercises independent authority over financial matters in support of all governmental operations.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Evaluate, develop, and recommend fiscal policy that will result in sound fiscal management and effective internal financial controls.
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate financial operating results and projections to provide information and guidance to Town officials and provide technical support to Town departments.
  • Maintain all official accounting records in conformance with generally accepted government accounting principles.
  • Oversee the payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable processes, including maintaining a purchasing policy manual and purchase order system.
  • Supervise and train assigned personnel to ensure development of full work potential.
  • Coordinate the annual audit and prepare the Town’s Annual Financial Report.
  • Assist the Town Manager and department heads with the preparation of the annual budget and Town Report.
  • Monitor and control all expenditures in accordance with budget appropriations and funding regulations.
  • Establish financial and budgetary control measures.
  • Develop the necessary financial forms, receipts, vouchers, bills, and claims to be used within the organization.
  • Oversee the billing and collection of property taxes and water/sewer user fees, including the development of annual property tax and utility billing rates.
  • Manage the Town's investment program and forecasts financial needs, cash flow, and revenue trends.


  • Extensive experience in financial management and fund accounting. Public finance experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures which apply to accounting and financing in municipal government.
  • Ability to formulate, initiate and administer policies and procedures for effective fiscal control.
  • Proven ability to plan, delegate, and supervise personnel.
  • Ability to present and communicate ideas and concepts in public and private, verbally and in writing.

Work Environment: Work is performed mostly in office settings. Extensive use of computer and keyboard. Must tolerate moderate noise levels and interruptions in an office environment. Occasional evening meetings are required.

Job Details
$75,000 - $85,000
Job Function:
Finance Director
Position Type:
Full Time
Town of Brattleboro
230 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301-2840
United States
Population: 12,000
Form of Government: Council-Manager