Assistant Director of Finance – Chambersburg Borough

Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2023

Position Summary

Chambersburg, with the largest Borough budget in the Commonwealth and the only municipality to operate all its own utilities (electric, natural gas, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, sanitation, parking, etc.), and with many enterprise and internal service funds, is seeking an Assistant Director of Finance. The Borough ALL FUNDS budget is $134,698,549, the 14th largest municipal budget in Pennsylvania. With an Aa2 credit rating and over 300 FTE employees, the Assistant will be involved in all financial administration including a staff of 28 (A/P, A/R. GL, collections, customer service, and more) for over 11,000 monthly utility customers.

The Assistant Director of Finance will aid in the oversight of financial activities of the Borough and serve as the Assistant Borough Treasurer.  This position will assist the Finance Director with the formulation and execution of the Borough’s overall financial policies, strategies, planning, and forecasts, as well as representing the Borough and Town Council to government agencies, funding agencies, and the general public on matters relating to Borough finances.  Responsibilities may also include:  management oversight of Administrative Services (Accounting, Bookkeeping, Investments, Customer Service, Meter Reading, Billing Operations, Materials & Supply, Purchasing, Revenue Collection Operations, Tax & Audit Collections, Print & Mail Services, and/or Budgeting).  Additionally, the position is responsible for establishing and implementing short and long-range goals, management objectives, financial policies, and operating procedures.

Competitive total compensation package with outstanding benefits including:  Health, Vision, Dental, Life Ins.,  pension options, paid time off, generous continuing education program, flexible schedule (including opportunities for telework), and longevity increases. Encouraged and sponsored participation in state and national professional associations, continued professional development, and conference attendance. Starting salary: $91,561.60-$99,985.60, DOE.

Acceptable Knowledge and Experience

Required: Bachelor’s degree in public finance, accounting, or related field from an accredited college or university with two (2) years of professional and administrative experience in a public sector.

Preferred: Master’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field from an accredited college or university.  Certified Professional Accountant (CPA); Municipal Utility Experience; at least one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Chambersburg Borough management jobs require residency of 15 driving miles from Borough Corporate limits within one year of hire date; and, one must remain within residency area while employed. Potential relocation assistance.

Incumbent must be able to be continuously bonded, in an amount satisfactory to Town Council.  Said bond shall be at standard rates and not considered “at-risk” bonding.

How to Apply

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Call Sophia Suarez with questions at 717.251.2462.