Finance/Human Resource Director

The Town of Newbury seeks an experienced full-time Finance/Human Resource Director. Successful candidates must have experience in financial and/or business practices in municipal government. Also, the ability to utilize multi-fund general ledger system. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field preferred.

The Town of Newbury offers a competitive wage and benefit package.

 TO APPLY:  Submit a completed job application as well as a resume and cover letter  to the Town of Newbury, 937 Route 103, P.O. Box 296, Newbury, NH 03255 Attn: Town Administrator or you may submit all of your documentation by email

The position will be open until filled. 

The Town of Newbury is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description

Finance/Human Resource Director

Department: Finance Department                                                      Classification: Hourly

 Job Summary

  • Performs highly responsible financial work for the Town of Newbury, including accounting, auditing, financial services, payroll, budgeting and purchasing. Responsible for maintaining and reporting a full ledger in a multi-fund environment.

 Supervision Received

  • The Finance Director works under the broad supervision of the Selectboard and Town Administrator. Duties are performed independently using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Federal and State regulations, and Town Ordinances. Work is reviewed through internal and external audits. Performs regular duties on own initiative, exercising judgment and tact.

Supervision Exercised

  • Exercise’s supervision over any employees necessary to carry out duties in the Finance Department.

 Example of Duties

  • (The functions or duties below are intended as illustrations only. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or related.)

  • Develops and monitors financial policies, procedures, and monitors internal controls.

  • Monitors and provides timely expenditure and revenue reports to Town Officials and Department Heads.

  • Prepares all Federal forms (1099, W-2, 1095, 941).

  • Coordinates annual audit of the financial records of the Town.

  • Manages cash flow to ensure the most efficient utilization of financial resources.

  • Maintains all funds under the responsibility of the Selectboard and Treasurer.

  • Process account payables and accounts receivables in accordance with Town policies.

  • Monitors and reconciles all Town bank accounts.

  • Maintains General Ledger in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Prepares monthly and yearly journal entries and reconciliations.

  • Maintains Chart of Accounts in accordance with NH Department of Revenue Administration and NH Government Finance Officers Associations.

  • Maintains and updates computerized accounting system (BMSI).

  • Responsible for issuance, maintenance, refunding and retirement of Town debt, including, but not limited to Bonds, BAN’s, TAN’s and any other type of debt that may be necessary.

  • Process payroll for all Town employees and reconciles and submits payroll taxes.

  • Performs departmental audits (payroll, cash receipts, petty cash, etc.).

  • Assists the Tax Collector with month and year end reconciliations.

  • Assists treasurer as needed or assigned.

  • Responsible for educating newly hired employees on HR policies, internal procedures, regulations, and benefits offered.

  • Maintaining files for employees and their documents, benefits, and attendance records.

  • Performs other related duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of financial management, budgetary control, and of Municipal and State laws, rules and regulations that apply to municipal finances.

  • Knowledge of the general principles of public fiscal administration including budgeting, purchasing, use management, and financial reporting.

  • Must have strong computer skills and ability to use all Microsoft Office Products, experience with BMSI Accounting is a plus and knowledge of computer applications that relate to finance and accounting.

  • Ability to apply financial theory and principles to resolve problems, ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and devise techniques suitable for management.

  • Ability to prepare reports on financial matters, to apply accounting principles, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, officials, employees, outside organizations and the public.

 Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.

  • Five or more years’ experience in financial and/or business practices in municipal government preferred; or any equivalent of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Ability to understand and utilize multi-fund general ledger system in a computerized environment.

Physical Requirements

  • The work is sedentary, typically the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

 Work Environment

  • The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, and training rooms. Use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.


Town of Newbury
Close Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021