December 6, 2022


Stock development

Hancock County’s treasurer with no finance experience has refused on-the-job training

Possessing wrestled for a long time with how to organize its staff to greatest regulate its funds, Hancock County once again is hunting to create and fill a finance manager posture soon after its aspect-time treasurer elected with no bookkeeping practical experience has refused to continue on on-the-work instruction.

In new many years, Hancock County has had whole-time elected treasurers with considerable finance encounter, component-time treasurers with very little expertise and at just one issue a chief economic officer. Now, with its section-time elected treasurer, the county yet again is seeking to locate a remedy for taking care of its significantly challenging funds.

Scott Adkins, the county administrator who labored eight yrs as Penobscot County’s finance director prior to having the Hancock County work in 2016, handles most of the working day-to-day obligations of balancing the county’s books. But he has approached Hancock County commissioners about developing a finance supervisor place so he can minimize his bookkeeping workload and commit additional time on other duties.