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City of South Portland - Deputy Finance Director

Start Date: February 08, 2024 | End Date: March 21, 2024
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Finance

The City of South Portland is currently seeking a full-time Deputy Finance Director to join our Finance Department. This is an opportunity to join a well-run city and play a part in serving our community. We are seeking a steady individual with solid finance skills to collaborate with the Finance Director and to act as a resource for our staff and residents.

Position Summary: This position has a high level of responsibility with management work related to the city’s financial operations, performed under the general direction of the Finance Director and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Finance Director in the management of the Finance Department, including management and oversight of general accounting, AP/AR, treasury, payroll, and auditing activities. This position also manages the annual financial audit process and preparation of the ACFR.

Work is performed with considerable discretion and independent judgement under the general supervision of the City Finance Director. This position directly supervises and evaluates one professional staff accountant and provides general supervision and oversight to all other finance and accounting staff. 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.  Master’s Degree in a finance or business discipline, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is a plus.

Experience: At least five (5) years of related experience in municipal finance, governmental audit or non-profit accounting.  At least three of those years must include supervisory experience.  Must have working knowledge of GAAP and GASB standards.  Experience with Tyler Munis software is a plus.          

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Maine Class “C” driver’s license throughout employment.

This is a salaried position with a 37.5 hour standard schedule over a four day week, with the option of remote or in-office flex time on Fridays. The Deputy responsibilities require a flexible schedule with longer than normal office hours to meet cyclical deadlines, and may include after-hours meetings.

Benefits: The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, long term disability, flexible spending accounts and more.  The City also offers health insurance “payment-in-lieu” and professional development opportunities.  We offer thirteen (13) paid holidays, fifteen (15) sick days annually, two (2) personal days, and vacation commensurate with relevant experience. The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees job stability; a positive, family friendly workplace where work/life needs are valued and supported; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  The City of South Portland values diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and embraces sustainable operations. Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!

Starting Salary Range: $49.64 - $55.97/hour ($96,798 - $109,141 annually) depending on experience.  This position is eligible for annual step increases, and possible annual cost of living increases as approved by the City Council.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. First round interviews will be determined for all who apply on or before Friday, February 23, 2024.

Job description and fillable application are available on our website at

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, application and three professional references to, or mail them to us at:

City of South Portland

Genny Dyer, Human Resources Generalist

25 Cottage Road

South Portland, Maine 04106


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