Hancock County hires new finance director to oversee daily bookkeeping

Hancock County has hired a new finance director to help take some of the county’s bookkeeping.

Monica Cease of Ellsworth will fill the position, taking duties that had been pushed to county administrator Scott Adkins when elected County Treasurer Michael Boucher failed to take them on when he was elected in 2018.

Until this summer, Cease served as treasurer for the town of Swan’s Island for 20 years, according to Adkins. She also worked on financial matters for the Ellsworth School Department and has substantial experience using financial management software, he said.

Hancock County hires new finance director to oversee daily bookkeeping