Employment Opportunities

Job Announcement: Office of Campaign and Political Finance


Position: Chief Financial Officer/Business Manager

The Office of Campaign and Political Finance seeks a Chief Financial Officer/Business Manager. Working under the direction of the Director, the CFO/Business Manager is responsible for facilitating the day-to-day operations of the office, financial management, oversight of agency’s budget, and human resources compliance. OCPF is an independent state agency with 17 employees and a $2 million annual budget.



Duties include but are not limited to preparing and administering budget submissions; coordinating procurement activities; acting as Internal Control Officer to ensure operations are within guidelines; processing payroll; maintaining personnel files; assisting on staffing plans including posting, arranging interviews, onboarding new staff, processing outgoing staff, ensuring that all positions are funded; works with OSD on all surplus property issues including compiling annual inventory of all agency assets; manages all phases related to collection of fines and penalties from political committees and candidates; serves as liaison with staff at the Office of the State Comptroller, OSD, A&F for budgetary issues, and DCAMM or other landlord for building issues; manages records retention process; serves as backup for various positions during staff absences; and performs other duties as assigned by the Director.


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Management experience in the public sector and knowledge of Commonwealth’s budgetary systems, fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and apply statutes and regulations governing the operation of an independent agency.
  • Ability to work within a team environment, as well as independently, and with a wide variety of stakeholders. Willingness to work in a collaborative setting to achieve agency objectives and provide regulatory guidance. Demonstrates initiative, creativity and ability to share new ideas to improve processes and procedure.
  • Aptitude for databases and reporting and tracking tools; strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent communication skills both written and verbal; ability to interpret and respond to questions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies; ability to proactively set priorities and multi-task without compromising attention to detail; ability to preserve confidential information required; and exercise a high level of discretion and sensitivity in performing the work.
  • Proficient in database, accounting computer application systems, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; working knowledge in MMARS and HR/CMS as those programs are modified.



BA/BS or professional experience in Business Administration/Finance or related field, and at least 5 to 7 years of full-time or, equivalent part-time professional experience in a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, certification, and experience.



This is a full-time, exempt position with an excellent state employee benefits package. This is an at-will position not covered by a collective bargaining agreement or civil service regulations. Starting salary will range from $103,000 to $115,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Currently a hybrid position based in Boston. Posting will remain open until position filled.


Please submit resume to margaret.muise@mass.gov