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Position: Comptroller
Municipality:Town of New Canaan
Close Date:9/3/2021



The Town of New Canaan is seeking applicants for the position of Comptroller. The purpose of this position is to analyze and maintain a variety of routine and complex transaction, analytical, administrative, financial and technical records and to assist in preparing, reviewing and maintaining the Town’s Operating and Capital Budgets (All Funds).  This position performs professional accounting and auditing services enforcing internal accounting controls and compliance with internal and external reporting requirements.  The Comptroller is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and managing the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.


CPA and a Master’s degree in accounting preferred or finance or related degree from an accredited college or program and 7 years of experience in accounting, preferably with a municipality or related work experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and work experience which demonstrates the potential for performing the duties of this position. Applicants should possess a strong knowledge of municipal budgeting and government accounting.  Applicant should also possess a strong knowledge of balance sheets and bank reconciliations.  Candidates should have a working knowledge of GAAP, understand the Government Accounting Standards, and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Experience in Munis financial software is a plus. This position also requires strong communication skills, and the ability to work with all levels of management, external auditors, and the public.


Excellent benefit package and competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background investigation and pre-employment physical required. Equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.


Complete the online application which can be found at www.newcanaan.info, click on Departments then on Human Resources and look under Job Opportunities.  Attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references.  This position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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