Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

Watertown-Chief Financial Officer

  • 28 Sep 2023 5:40 AM
    Message # 13260170
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    Watertown, MA (35,329 pop.), a thriving community that provides a suburban-like setting with urban amenities, is seeking a highly qualified municipal finance professional to serve as Chief Financial Officer. The City, located six miles from Boston, provides access to the economic, cultural, and educational resources of the larger city. Watertown is well managed and well situated for continued success. It has a nine-member City Council, an FY24 budget of $194M, and AAA rating. The CFO is a key member of the senior management team and will oversee the newly created Finance Department which consists of the divisions of Assessing, Treasurer/Collector, and Procurement. The City is seeking an experienced and dynamic municipal finance leader with superior management, interpersonal, and collaborative skills. Preferred candidates should have a master’s degree in finance, public administration, or a related field, and at least 5-10 years of experience in governmental financial management, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. The successful candidate will receive an excellent benefit package, including health and retirement plans. AA/EOE.

    Annual salary: $135,000 - $150,000, DOQ. 

    For additional information related to the position, the City and the application process, visit or contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at Position is open until filled with a first review of application materials on October 30, 2023. Send résumé and cover letter in a single PDF via email, in confidence, Subject: Watertown CFO, to:

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c/o Marilyn Gordon

P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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