The town of Barnstable (population 45 thousand) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Finance Director for School Operations. This position plays a central role in maintaining the town’s current and long term fiscal health. The position’s primary responsibilities include preparation of annual operating and capital budgets for the School Department and daily, weekly, monthly, and annual financial reporting and financial analysis as it relates to the School Department. Responsible for ensuring all financial transactions of the School Department are in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, bylaws, and regulations; that financial resources for the School Department are adequately safeguarded; and that school resources are utilized as effectively as possible. Responsible for the financial planning and coordination of all School Department related financial activities within the town and for making recommendations to the Director of Finance and School Superintendent concerning financial policies and practices as they relate to the School Department. Provides support to School Department’s Food Services, Transportation and Facility Maintenance Programs.

Applicants must have thorough knowledge of governmental/municipal fund accounting theory, principles and practices including; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Uniform Massachusetts Accounting System (UMAS), Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reporting requirements, governmental accounting and financial reporting standards, and Governmental Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements (GASB). Thorough knowledge of internal control procedures and bookkeeping and accounting procedures and systems. Thorough knowledge of the organization and operations of municipal government as they relate to school operations.

A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, government administration or related field is required. The successful candidate will also have more than 10 years’ work experience, seven of which is required to be progressively responsible financial and administrative experience in municipal financial management; of which three years must be in a supervisory capacity. In addition, at least three years’ work experience, preferably in a municipal school environment. Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of this position will be considered. Candidates must possess a strong and moral character, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be personable, open, honest, inclusive, and transparent.

The town of Barnstable is located in the mid-cape area of Cape Cod and is approximately 60 miles south of the city of Boston. Due to its unique location, it is the regional commercial and transportation hub for the Cape Cod area. Ferry service for the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are provided by the Steamship Authority from the village of Hyannis and the Cape Cod Gateway Airport is the third largest and busiest airport in Massachusetts. The position also offers the opportunity to be part of a hybrid work team that works remotely part of the week.

Annual Salary: $117,356 to $140,252, dependent on qualifications. Apply online at by Sept. 30. AA/EOE.