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Position: Finance Director
Municipality:Town of Lebanon
Close Date:10/15/2021
Description:

Job Description

Finance Director

This job description outlines the general requirements and duties of a position with the Town of Lebanon which is an at-will position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

POSITION PURPOSE:

Under the general direction of the First Selectman, the Finance Director oversees and manages the financial operations of the Town. This includes financial planning and monitoring, financial operations (accounting principles, budgeting, financial reporting, audits, payroll and procurement) and risk management. The position performs complex, professional accounting work including grant, debt and improvement programs, and general ledger maintenance. 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

•      Oversees all functions of the Finance Department including supervision of the bookkeeper and part-time accounting technician

•      Coordinates with Business Manager for schools as needed to maintain sound financial operations and strategies for the Town and Board of Education

•      Plans work according to fiscal year and financial planning schedules

•      Coordinates revenues and expenditures of all funds, and provides expenditure and revenue forecast

•      Coordinates the preparation and administration of the town budget and capital improvement plan

•      Assists department heads in the organization and administration of department budgets

•      Assists the external auditor in the preparation of the annual audit and preparation of financial statements

•      Coordinates short-term and long-range investments and borrowing strategy

•      Oversees cash management of funds

•      Prepares weekly and monthly financial reports including reports on budgetary status to all departments and prepares Annual Town Report

•      Prepares and provides information for labor negotiations, personnel policies, financial policies, programs, and procedures as requested

•      Prepares and provides information for employees relating to pension and insurance benefits 

•      Prepares reports required by external agencies including the state and federal government and oversees payments to agencies

•      Administers grant receipts and expenditures

•      Coordinates the receipt and disbursement of funds

•      Provides staff support to the Board of Finance, Board of Selectmen, and other boards or commissions as needed; attends meetings as required

•      Coordinates with department heads and external consultants as needed in the planning and execution of the fiscal activities

•      Promote transparency, efficiency, and accountability

•      Serves as Deputy Treasurer and may be required to sign documents or checks accordingly

•      Performs other related duties as required

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. Previous government financial experience preferred.

 

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:

 

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, non-union position. The employee must be flexible to changes in hours based on the needs of the position and must also be available some nights or Saturdays to attend meetings. This is an exempt position. 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

Communication Skills: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Aptitude for working with employees, consultants, Town officials and the general public

 

Analytical Skills:  Ability to analyze situations and understand the impact their decisions will have on the organization. Ability to prepare and analyze highly complex financial, budgetary, and reconciliation reports

 

Technical Skills: Ability to use a computer including Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, and Outlook; familiarity with municipal financial software

 

Organizational Skills:  Organizational skills are required to perform the job effectively

 

Detail Oriented:   Attention to detail is required when dealing with financial reports in order to prevent errors

 

Ability:  Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to participate in the preparation of the Town’s annual budget, to prepare financial statements, and assist in the annual audit. Ability to identify employee training needs and coordinate programs and activities to improve professional skills, performance, and on-the-job safety. Ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures. 

 

Knowledge:  Extensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, theories and practices of current governmental accounting, cash management, and cash investment. Knowledge of principles and practices utilized in employee benefit administration, pension administration, and insurance administration. 

 

Adaptability:  This position requires the ability to collaborate with other people.  The Town and the Education departments are exploring the possibilities of joining together to improve services. The goal may be to have a centralized business operations center.

 

INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM FOUND AT LEBANONCT.GOV/JOBS. PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS WITH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO BDENNLER@LEBANONCT.GOV. APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. THE TOWN OF LEBANON OFFERS AN EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE. SALARY NEGOTIABLE/COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE.

 

The Town of Lebanon is an EOE/AA Employer and complies with the ADA

 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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