Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Amherst-Finance Director/Treasurer

  • 11 Sep 2018 2:50 PM
    Message # 6664850
    Marilyn Gordon (Administrator)

    Join the Amherst leadership team!

    The Job: You will be the CFO and Treasurer for the Town of Amherst.  Responsible for administering a $34.5 million annual town operating (excluding schools)  and $ 5 million capital budget, maintaining accounting, revenue collection systems and internal controls, financial reporting, debt management, procurement, contracting and recommending financial policies.  You will have a 14 person high quality staff, including Comptroller, Assessor, Procurement Officer and Collector.  You will create & deliver presentations and advise the Town Manager and Town Council.  It is a big job and it is a lot of fun.

    The Skills: You will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in finance or accounting plus 5 years’ experience in public finance and 5 years’ experience as a supervisor.   And exceptional analytical skills, positive energy, a strong commitment to public service and expert level Microsoft Excel.    The work is challenging and rewarding.  

    The Deal: Amherst has great employment benefits. The salary is highly competitive.

    Amherst is the heart of the Pioneer Valley and a diverse, inclusive community offering premier educational and cultural opportunities.  We are home to Amherst and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.   The Town enjoys a tradition of participatory, active & professional government, great eats and a farm to table subculture, hiking and walking the Holyoke range, museums, and an unparalleled respect for American history

    And This: You will be joining a talented team working to make Amherst the best, most progressive community in the Commonwealth. This is an exceptionally exciting period as Amherst implements a Manager-Council form of government in December.

     For a job description, financial reports and to apply on line visit  For questions about the position, call HR Director Deborah Radway at 413-259-3119.

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