Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

City of Brockton-Budget Director

  • 07 Jan 2021 2:50 PM
    Message # 9750282
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    CITY OF BROCKTON BUDGET DIRECTOR POSITION, closes: January 28, 2021* Position Type: Full Time/Benefited/Non-Union Salary: $63,887 - $95,467


    The primary purpose of the position is to assist the Chief Financial Officer in the effective management, administration and coordination of all operations within the Finance Department, for the fiscal and financial affairs of the Department and the management, administration and control of all personnel assigned to the Department in accordance with Chapter 324 of the Acts of 1990, local ordinances, state and federal regulations. Responsible to perform complex administrative and professional work in analytical, technical and financial management, performs all other related work.


    Assist the Chief Financial Officer (CFO): in the coordination, administration and supervision of all financial services and activities together with assistance in all matters related to municipal financial affairs, development and maintenance of uniform systems for all financial planning and operations in all departments, including the school department, or boards, commissions or agencies or other units of city government, the operation of which have a financial impact upon the general fund of the city, assist the CFO in the implementation and maintenance of uniform budget guidelines and procedures including direction and assistance in the development and preparation of all departmental and other budgets and spending plan, monitoring of the expenditure of all funds, including periodic reporting by or to the appropriate body, agency or officer of the status of accounts and including the continuing review of the spending plan for each department or activity of the city, and the review of all proposed contracts and obligations with a term or impact in excess of one year, and in the supervision of the allotment of funds on a periodic basis.

    Responsible to supervise, direct, assign and reassign all personnel within the Finance Department in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service regulations and/or City Ordinances.

    Coordinates and oversees the annual budget development process for the Capital and Operating budgets. Assists departments in developing budgets; reviews departmental budget requests for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with procedures and guideline and complies consolidated budget. Prepares budget documents for presentation to City staff, boards, committees, and City Council.

    Develops and maintains systems used for budget development including templates for budget submissions and other forms and processes.

    Ensures that budget document complies with standards set forth by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

    Regularly monitors annual budgets throughout the fiscal year once they have been approved and adopted by City Council.

    Responds to finance and budget related inquiries and requests from staff, management, and the public.

    Provides oversight and accounting of city-wide grants in coordination with other departments.

    Analyzes financial and budget related matters and conducts research as necessary.

    Complies data from statistical studies and budget analysis, maintains database of budget history, and develops multi-year forecasts of revenues and expenditures in order to assist in budget preparation and analysis. May provide analytical support for the development and review of programs and policies affecting the budget.

    Prepares regular budget reports for senior management, program administrators, boards, and committees to depict rates of spending versus budget and identify potential budget problems.

    Provides and reviews budget numbers for City Council meetings and may assist with budget data during City Council meetings.

    Reviews and keeps current on new or revised finance related laws and regulations affecting the City.

    Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as situation dictates.

    Periodic attendance at night meetings is required.


    Works under direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.


    The work environment is typical of a municipal office subject to frequent interruptions. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but working conditions are generally not unpleasant.


    Education and Experience: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or a finance related field; three to five years of finance/budget related experience, three years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    Must successfully complete and pass a background check review.


    Working knowledge of principles and practices of public administration.

    Working knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting, financial accounting and reporting.

    Working knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local ordinances, codes and regulations.

    Working knowledge of principles and procedures of confidential record keeping.

    Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of responsibilities under variable conditions.

    Demonstrated ability to manage complex technical and administrative duties requiring independent judgment.

    Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and bylaw rules and regulations as applicable to financial activities.

    Ability to compile, manipulate, and analyze large amounts of financial data with accuracy and attention to detail.

    Ability to maintain effective working and professional relationships with employees, officials, contractors, vendors and the general public.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with City officials and departments, state agencies and the general public ; ability to deal with employees tactfully and effectively and maintain positive public relations.

    Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to prepare and administer budgets and to prepare financial reports; ability to delegate responsibility and work well with subordinates.

    Effective Management and leadership skills; skill in developing policies and procedures to accomplish goals and objectives; imagination, innovation and judgment relating to planning and achieving department goals.

    Demonstrated organizational, planning and financial skills.


    To apply for the position, visit:

    *Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021.

    City of Brockton residency required or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.

    City of Brockton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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