Current, Former Haverhill Officials Seek Malden Treasurer Job

Alicia T. McOsker is one of six finalists for the job of Malden’s treasurer and collector or chief financial officer.

Both Haverhill’s current treasurer and collector and former finance director are among six finalists seeking the Malden’s top finance job.

Alicia T. McOsker, Haverhill’s treasurer and collector for two years, and Andrew Vanni, who spent a year as finance director until leaving in 2015, are set to be interviewed by Malden city councilors tonight and Thursday. Malden advertised for a treasurer and collector, but holds open the possibility the job might be upgraded to chief financial officer.

Before coming to Haverhill, McOsker served as the Town of Sharon’s treasurer/collector for a year. McOsker, who was raised in Chelsea, previously worked in that city in a similar capacity during its period of state-imposed takeover and receivership. She also previously served as treasurer/collector in Braintree from 2010 to 2012, and was paid $101,000 as a financial analyst in Las Vegas, Nev., during 2009 and 2010, according to Transparent Nevada.

Vanni served as Middleton’s chief financial officer for 15 years before coming to Haverhill. He was paid $111,000 annually, including $102,000 as finance director, $1,000 signing bonus, $3,000 to serve on the Haverhill Retirement Board and $5,000 stipend to supervise the then-outsourced IT Department.

Other candidates for the Malden job are former Malden City Councilor Neil Kinnon, Somerville City Treasurer Michael Bertino, former MBTA CFO Jonathan Davis and Eaton Vance Mutual Fund Manager Daniel Grover.

McOsker is scheduled to be interviewed tonight at 5:30 p.m., while Vanni is scheduled to be interviewed Thursday at 5:30, according to Malden City Council meeting notices.