Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Needham-Asst Dir of Finance/Procurement Officer

  • 07 Jan 2023 4:51 PM
    Message # 13048515
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    Needham, MA (32,091 pop.), is seeking a highly qualified professional to serve as Assistant Director of Finance/Procurement Officer. Reporting to the Assistant Town Manager/Director of Finance, this position has responsibilities that include assisting in the development of long- and short-range financial planning, the five-year Capital Improvement Plan, and revenue projections for budget planning as well as all municipal purchasing activities, such as writing bid specifications, soliciting responses to RFPs, procurement training, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Needham is a primarily residential community, located about 10 miles southwest of Boston, with a AAA bond rating and strong finances. The Town has a five-member Select Board, a Representative Town Meeting form of government, and an FY23 overall spending plan of $221.3 million. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, or a related discipline and knowledge of government finance and budget operations, equivalent to 4-6 years of related experience. Position requires knowledge of municipal government finance operations and procurement procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations, particularly as they relate to public procurement. MCPPO certifications: MCPPO for Supplies and Services Contracting and MCPPO for Design and Construction Contracting, or ability to achieve within 18 months.

    Annual salary: $80K+/-  DOQ.  AA/EOE.

    For more detailed information related to the position, the community, and the application process, visit or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at

    Send résumé and cover letter via email in a single PDF, in confidence, to: Subject: Asst Dir of Finance/Procurement Officer. Position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, submit materials by January 24, 2023, 3:00 p.m. EST.

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c/o Marilyn Gordon

P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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