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Position: Director of Finance
Municipality:New Fairfield
Close Date:8/9/2021

Town of New Fairfield

3 Brush Hill Road

New Fairfield, CT  06812



Town of New Fairfield



POSITION:                            DIRECTOR OF FINANCE


SUPERVISION RECEIVED:       First Selectman for the Board of Selectmen, Superintendent of Schools for the Board of Education, Board of Finance for those policies and duties within their statutory authority. Treasurer for those policies and duties within his/her statutory authority.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED:     Accounting Manager, Purchasing Agent/Contract Administrator, Financial Assistant to Director of Finance and Town Treasurer, Assessor and Tax collector.


HOURS OF WORK:                      Regularly scheduled 40 hours per week. Salaried, professional position that is overtime exempt. Expected to attend all Board of Finance meetings, budget hearings, and other meetings affecting Town finances as requested by the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance or Board of Education.


PRIMARY FUNCTION:               Direct all financial operations of the municipal and education functions of the town of New Fairfield.




·         Controls the chart of accounts for all funds.

·         Installation of internal control procedures and systems to support local financial policies, as well as State and Federal mandated policies.

·         Ensure the timely payment of municipal and education obligations and payroll.

·         Prepares the General Purpose Finance Statements, provides assistance to annual independent audit.




·      Assists the Town Treasurer with the following:

-        Daily cash management to minimize idle funds adheres to investment policies and practices.

-        Maintains relationships with banks and other financial institutions.

-        Oversees the timely deposits of revenues to, and the timely reconciliation of balances in all Town bank accounts.

-        Debt management, including the preparation of Official Statements and other documents in connection with the sale of town bonds and notes.




·      Coordinate the collection of budget request for municipal and education departments/functions.

·      Assist Board of Selectmen, Superintendent of Schools/Board of Education in preparation of requested budget. Assist Board of Finance in the preparation of the recommended budget.

·      Daily budget management and periodic forecasting and reporting.




·      Serves as Risk Manager for the Town and Board of Education.

·      Provide financial and reporting assistance to other Boards/Commissions and Committee’s (i.e. Permanent Building Committee), attends meetings as needed.

·      Serves on ad-hoc committees as assigned.

·      Assigns, supervises and reviews the work of personnel in the Finance Department, Assessor’s Office and Tax Collectors Office.

·      Make recommendations for the hiring, promotion, disciplinary action, and termination of all employees in the Finance Department.

·      Other duties as assigned by the First Selectman, Superintendent of Schools, Treasure, or Board of Finance.

·      Provide medical, other post employment benefits (OPEB), and pension information as needed.

·      Track State Trooper overtime information monthly

·      Track utility prices

·      Reconcile Drop off Center weekly




·         Thorough knowledge of the principals, methods, and procedures used in municipal finance, and of general Accepted Accounting Principles as applied to governmental units.

·         Knowledge of banking and investment theory, policies and procedures.

·         Ability to analyze and prepare complex financial reports and statements.

·         Experience on an integrated financial system, proficient in Excel, Word for Windows and a windows environment.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to make public presentations in an organized and understandable manner.






  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of progressive responsible experience in accounting and financial management.
  • At least three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Bondable as per State statute.



PLEASE SUBMIT:          Online Application (www.newfairfield.org)

                                            Letter of Intent


                                            Letters of  Reference (3)


The Town of New Fairfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to an Affirmative Action Plan in recruiting, appointing, assigning, training, evaluating, and promoting personnel on the basis of merit and qualification, without regard for race, color, religious affiliation, sex, age, natural origin, ancestry, marital status, handicapping conditions or any other applicable lawful discriminatory standards. (Title VI & VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI & VIII of the Public Health Services Act, Title II of the Education Amendments of 1972, as well as other relevant federal and state laws.)


All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and background check prior to commencement of employment.



Date Posted:                          July 8, 2021

Closing Date:                       August 9, 2021

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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