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Position: Controller
Municipality:Metropolitan District Commission
Close Date:8/15/2020

The Metropolitan District

Human Resources

555 Main Street

Hartford, CT.  06103

(860) 278-7850



Pay Range:                              $118,190.51 - $153,647.68


Posting Closing Date:              8/15/2020



Job Summary


The purpose of this classification is to perform professional level work overseeing the management of and responsibility for budgeting, capital improvement planning, accounts payable, procurement, payroll, financial reporting, cost accounting, grant management, strategic planning and continuous process improvements, and annual audits.  Acts as the leader in comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) accounting standards, and must ensure that the organization is following all relevant accounting principles and standards.  Works under the general direction of the Director of Finance.


Essential Functions


Plans, directs and coordinates all District accounting functions through the planning and implementing of goals and objectives for the areas of general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and external financial reporting.

Manages the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated operating expense funds and capital improvement funds results.  Identifies, implements and maintains proper accounting treatment for the Districtís transactions in accordance with GAAP and Government Accounting Standards.


Coordinates the preparation of internal and external fund financial statements for issuance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis which allows proper monitoring of financial performance.  Responsible for the assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and the implementing of new processes. 


Coordinates the activities of the external auditors and manages any financial system upgrades for the District.  Responsible for evaluating, implementing and maintaining the accounting and internal control system.


Develops, maintains and reports on key performance indicators which highlight the financial control function performance.  Makes recommendations for improving operational efficiency and control.


Performs other duties as required.




Bachelorís degree in accounting with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience, including three (3) years of supervisory and/or managerial experience in accounting, finance, and auditing functions for an organization; Practical experience is not an acceptable substitute for degree requirement.  Must be a Certified Public Accountant.

Preferred Qualifications:  Public Accounting experience and/or Masterís Degree in Business Administration.  Governmental accounting experience with prior work experience in a state, municipality, or utility.  Understanding of GASB rules along with principles of fund accounting and cost accounting.  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System experience a plus with SAP experience and skills preferred.

Relevant education, experience, skills, managerial/supervisory ability, and performance aptitudes as reflected in the positionís job specification.  The MDC seeks to enhance the diversity of its workforce. People of color, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will undergo an internal background check.

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