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Position: Budget Director
Municipality:Fairfield
Close Date:12/31/2020
Description:

Budget Director

Fairfield, Connecticut

 

Under broad supervision of the Chief Fiscal Officer, the Budget Director is responsible for the development of the Town's operating budget. The Budget Director performs and develops financial, budgetary and reconciliation analyses in the preparation of charts, graphs, statements and spreadsheets for reporting and presentation purposes.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing bank reconciliation and other account reconciliation functions, researching and analyzing financial data for accuracy and integrity, assisting with grant administration and the Town's debt management program, and preparing and filing annual census of financial data with the federal government.

The essential duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

         Complies and coordinates financial data under general supervision of the Chief Fiscal Officer and/or Controller for analysis or reconciliation purposes

         Prepares highly complex and extensive financial, statistical and narrative reports for budget and financial reporting purposes, some of which may be of a confidential nature

         Develops complex spreadsheets and various schedules, charts and tables of financial and budget information

         Assists in the annual audit process and the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report under the direction of the Chief Fiscal Officer and/or Controller

         Prepares and files annual census of financial data with the federal government

         Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information

         Researches and analyzes financial data to ensure accuracy and integrity of data including revenue and expenditure trends for all Town fund types for Quarterly Reporting to various Boards

         Coordinates the development of the Town operating budget and assists with the development of town capital improvement plan, including analysis, spreadsheets, various documents and presentations

         Performs bank reconciliation and other account reconciliation functions; coordinate financial input and tracking of information between Town departments

         Evaluates and streamlines processes for efficiencies and improvements to internal controls

         Assists with the management and reporting of the Town's debt management program; preparation of the Official Statement and adherence to Secondary Market disclosure and IRS compliance requirements

         Coordinates development of Town operating budget and assists with development of town capital improvement plan and assists with, including analysis, spreadsheets, various documents and presentations

         Assist with grant administration under the direction of the Chief Fiscal Officer and/or Controller

         Maintains accounting records, reconciles to third party administrator, as applicable, and prepares financial reports for Internal Service, Pension and Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) Trust Funds

         Analyzes and coordinated reporting for Self-Insurance Reserve fund with health care providers

         Develop and maintain a comprehensive 5-year financial plan for the Town

         Reports all town expenses for ED 001 reporting

         Attends all required meetings, including evening Board of Finance and RTM meetings

         Works on special projects and other routine tasks to the financial statements of the Town as required for Chief Fiscal Officer of Controller

         Provides back up for the Controller and Accounting activities as required

         Continue training and professional development and keep current with trends

         Assist other department staff as needed to promote a team effort to serve the public

Qualifications

The minimum qualifications of this position are a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or a closely related field and two (2) years of experience, OR an Associate Degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field.  An equivalent combination of appropriate education and/or experience will be considered when deemed sufficient to perform the duties of the position.  
A background in Accounting or Finance is highly preferred.  

         Working knowledge of MUNIS

         Ability to apply general accounting principles; analyze financial results; monitor financial variances and trends

         Ability to acquire working knowledge of regulations and legal requirements in areas of assignments as applicable

         Ability to relate positively to staff members and the general public, including excellent customer service skills

         Ability to create and maintain records of a complex nature and to organize data and prepare reports, graphs and charts in a clear and concise manner

         Ability to transmit information in a clear and concise manner

         Ability to operate office and computer equipment

         Ability to create complex spreadsheets, charts and analyses through strong Microsoft Office skills, including Advanced Excel, Intermediate PowerPoint, and Word

         Work under the direction of the Chief Fiscal Officer

         Administrative and financial work performed moderately noisy office with occasional interruptions from municipal staff, outside vendors, and public officials to deal with related issues and problems; drive to various regional, state, town or professional meetings under possible adverse weather conditions, including extreme hot and cold

         Operation of a motor vehicle, cellular and other telephone, personal computer, copier, facsimile machine, and other office equipment required



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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