|Position:|| ||Director of Finance|
Town of New Fairfield
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
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Direct all financial operations
of the municipal and education functions of the town of New Fairfield.
chart of accounts for all funds.
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.
General Purpose Finance Statements, provides assistance to annual independent
· Assists the Town Treasurer with the following:
management to minimize idle funds adheres to investment policies and practices.
relationships with banks and other financial institutions.
timely deposits of revenues to, and the timely reconciliation of balances in
all Town bank accounts.
including the preparation of Official Statements and other documents in
connection with the sale of town bonds and notes.
the collection of budget request for municipal and education
of Selectmen, Superintendent of Schools/Board of Education in preparation of
requested budget. Assist Board of Finance in the preparation of the recommended
management and periodic forecasting and reporting.
Risk Manager for the Town and Board of Education.
financial and reporting assistance to other Boards/Commissions and Committee’s
(i.e. Permanent Building Committee), attends meetings as needed.
ad-hoc committees as assigned.
supervises and reviews the work of personnel in the Finance Department, Assessor’s
Office and Tax Collectors Office.
for the hiring, promotion, disciplinary action, and termination of all
employees in the Finance Department.
as assigned by the First Selectman, Superintendent of Schools, Treasure, or
Board of Finance.
medical, other post employment benefits (OPEB), and pension information as
Trooper overtime information monthly
Drop off Center weekly
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
knowledge of the principals, methods, and procedures used in municipal finance,
and of general Accepted Accounting Principles as applied to governmental units.
banking and investment theory, policies and procedures.
analyze and prepare complex financial reports and statements.
Experience on an
integrated financial system, proficient in Excel, Word for Windows and a
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.
SUBMIT: Online Application
Letter of Intent
of Reference (3)
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
Date Posted: July 8, 2021
Closing Date: August 9, 2021
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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