GLOCESTER – Glocester has a new finance director – finally.
Mark Capuano was officially hired at the recent Town Council meeting.
“At first I considered it an opportunity,” said Capuano. “But then, after meeting with the interview panel, I had a good feeling about the town itself.”
Capuano, 49, grew up and resides in Cranston. He is a single father with two children, Jaden and Kylie.
Capuano graduated from Babson College with a bachelor’s degree in investments in 1996.
Previously, he worked for the city of Cranston as a tax assessor for four and a half years, before moving on to South Kingstown in 2022 in the same capacity, where he works now.
“Having worked in a large city, and then a town, I decided to work for another town,” said Capuano. “I enjoyed both. I am looking forward to the role as finance director.”
The former finance director, Adam Muccino, handed in his resignation, effective April 21, just weeks before the Town Council was set to vote on the finalized town budget, reportedly because he was offered another position in another town. Muccino’s resignation letter was concise and to the point, simply stating that it had been an, “honor and a privilege,” to work for the town, and thanking officials for the opportunity. He was hired on April 21, 2019.
At the time, Town Clerk Jean Fecteau explained that it would be difficult to find a replacement, made more complicated by the myriad of governmental rules and paperwork involved. According to the job description, the finance director is responsible, in collaboration with Town Council and the Budget Board, for creating and administering the town’s budget. That director administers the town’s financial accounting, record keeping, and reporting functions and systems, and town receivables, payables, payroll, and employee benefits plans. The director is the custodian of all municipal funds and oversees tax collection and assessment. The position is responsible for day-to-day operations of the town’s finance office, including the supervision of subordinate office staff. The director also supervises the tax assessor and the tax collector.
Salary was another consideration. The council agreed that the current position would pay between $81,097 and$106,000, depending on qualifications.
Capuano will start on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at a salary of $103,000.