Principal Financial Officer

City of Portland | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 6/10/2021


The Portland Police Department is seeking a highly motivated Principal Financial Officer to join the Portland Police Department.  The Department seeks a qualified individual to fill this position managing the $17.5 million operating budget for the police department and emergency communications.  This position is responsible for developing and administering the expenditure and revenue budgets.  Duties include supervision of administrative staff, grant budget administration and reporting, managing department purchases, accounts payable and receivable, cash handling practices, enforcement of City financial policies, and oversight of department payroll.  This individual reports to the Chief of Police.  Requirements:  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in Accounting or a related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, training and education. Knowledge of the budgeting and financial management, basic accounting principles of a municipality and federally funded programs and experience with a law enforcement agency and related bargaining units is a plus.  Proven experience developing budgets, experience in governmental purchasing and bidding processes, financial management of grants administration, excellent communication, presentation, reporting, customer service and computer skills.  Munis experience preferred. Working with the city payroll systems is an integral part of this busy position.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.   

Salary range:  $67,288 to $80,336 annually. 

Deadline for applications for this position is Monday, June 21, 2021.   


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City Benefits -

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.

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Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
Accounting | Finance | Government

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