The FRCOG’s finance director must possess the
technical skills and interest to sustain the financial systems,
procedures and organizational reputation that has been established
through continuous diligent effort over the last two decades. This
will require the new person gaining familiarity with the financial
operations of the organization on a detailed level as well as
mastering the current financial software and reporting systems. The
new finance director should have:
management experience in an organization with multiple funding
streams that have defined reporting requirements. This could include
government entities, educational institutions, non-profits and
Major Program Areas
The mission of the FRCOG is to serve the towns
and region that is Franklin County. Franklin County is the most
rural region in Massachusetts and many of its 26 towns are very small
with limited staff capacity. Over the FRCOG’s 20-year history, it
has expanded and diversified its programming, offering both breadth
and depth of service to its member communities. The FRCOG has gained
a statewide and national reputation for its innovative and expansive
offerings. FRCOG works in seven main areas:
including addressing brownfields, proactive administration of
economic development programs, mill reuse and participation in a
tri-state (VT, MA, NH) initiative.
including opioid and substance abuse prevention, diabetes prevention,
Community Health Improvement Planning and Teen Health Survey work.
including public safety initiatives, municipal financial management
technical assistance, town accounting, which provides accounting
services to 12 towns, building, wiring, and plumbing inspection
program collective purchasing program and public health.
including development and planning for emergency communication,
enhancing operational communication and coordination, and public
health emergency response capability.
including representation on numerous governmental bodies, special
purpose bodies and coordinating committees.
Resource Management and Sustainability
including food assessments, several forestry based projects,
Deerfield River watershed planning, and a regional climate change
bicycle and alternative transportation advocacy, bicycle tourism, an
east county transit study, an inventory of access to outdoor
recreational facilities and Pavement management, and transit
Educational and Experience Requirements
In possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in
Accounting, Finance or a related field and a minimum of seven years
of professional experience with at least five in fiscal management or
auditing and/or financial oversight and reporting of federal and
state grants or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The knowledge typically gained by obtaining a graduate degree in
Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting or similar
field or as a CPA is preferred.
Salary and Schedule
Applications should be received by
December 1, 2017 although resumes/CVs will be reviewed until the
position is filled. The FRCOG hopes
to have a new Director of Finance in place by March 2018. The cash
compensation range is $85,000-$105,000 DOQ. FRCOG is willing to
negotiate a competitive compensation with the selected candidate and
may consider an allowance for relocation. There is no residency