New Hampshire Municipal Association
New Hampshire Municipal Association

Finance Director

Town of Amherst

The town of Amherst, NH is looking for a finance director who:

  • Loves the job and is very good at it
  • Believes municipal government is important and knows how it works
  • Understands how important transparency and timely information is
  • Wants to work in a friendly and collaborative atmosphere

There is a salary range for this position that starts at $77,500 and tops out at $94,475.  The best scenario for the Town will be to pay someone in the mid- to high- 80’s based on the education, experience and qualifications we are hoping to find.   

Instead of being involved with the NH Retirement System the town matches up to 5.5% of each employee’s base pay into a 457(b)-retirement account.  I know that to some of you this is a bug, to some a feature.  It depends entirely on your personal circumstances. 

To Apply:

If you are interested after you review the job description  (https://www.amherstnh.gov/sites/amherstnh/files/pages/finance_director_job_description.pdf) you can apply by filling out the employment application (https://www.amherstnh.gov/sites/amherstnh/files/pages/employment_application_town_of_amherst.pdf) and sending it, along with an engaging cover letter and your resume to dshankle@amherstnh.gov  AND mguild@amherstnh.gov.                                                                                 

We will begin reviewing applications as soon as they arrive and start doing interviews as soon as we get a qualified candidate.  The process will stay open only until we find the right person. 

Of course, the town is an Equal Opportunity Employer and I can guarantee you that the Town is looking for the best possible person for the job.   If you think you are that person, I look forward to hearing from you.  

Dean E. Shankle, Jr., Town Administrator

Salary: $77,500 - $94,475

Closing Date: April 30, 2019