Town of Bethel - Assistant Comptroller Position
To assist in
planning, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the Finance
Department including oversight of accounting and financial reporting, cash
operations, and related activities and to provide highly responsible and
complex administrative support to the Comptroller. Acts as risk manager for the Town.
week. Full Benefits
80,000 – 85,000 DOE.
should be sent to the Human Resources Department at HR @ bethel-ct.gov. and
will remain open until November 5, 2021.
Date: March, 2011
Revised: October, 2021
Town of Bethel
Department: Finance Department
Position Goal: To assist in planning, managing
and overseeing the activities and operations of the Finance Department
including oversight of accounting and financial reporting, cash operations,
purchasing, and related activities and to provide highly responsible and
complex administrative support to the Comptroller. Acts as risk manager for the
trains and evaluates accounting staff.
Supervises staff in the preparation of accounts payable,
accounts receivable, payroll and purchasing and all related transactions.
Responsible for overseeing accounting procedures, internal
controls (implementing, monitoring, enhancing), and database management.
Randomly audits work flow to assure that all accounting
transactions are appropriately authorized.
Substantiates and justifies expenditures and expense reports
Supervises or prepares monthly journal entries
Supervises or prepares general ledger reconciliations
Assures internal control compliance
Plans, supervises and participates in the preparation of
annual and interim financial statements and reports using generally accepted
accounting principles and governmental accounting standards.
Implements policies, procedures, and standards for the
efficient and effective operation of Town accounting activities. Makes recommendations to the Comptroller for
changes to existing policies and procedures and assist in implementation of
changes in other areas.
Assists in preparation of annual Town budget.
As risk manager oversees the comprehensive insurance and
risk management program, assessing and identifying risks that could impede the
safety and security of the Town’s operations.
Reviews monthly closing process.
Assists the Comptroller in research and analysis related to
financial activities, as necessary.
Provides technical advice, information and other support to
all Town departments in support of budget processes, financial information and
documentation needs, accounting and financial reporting technicalities, etc.
Does related work, as required.
Receives general supervision from the Comptroller.
Supervisory responsibilities include directing, training and
evaluating the entire staff of the Finance Department.
Knowledge of GAAP, IRC, GASB, accrual base accounting, organizational
auditing, fixed asset accounting and filing requirements.
Knowledge of computerized accounting systems, personal
computers, and complex spreadsheet programs.
Knowledge of financial analysis and projection techniques
Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive financial,
statistical and narrative reports.
Ability to prepare technical written management reports.
Ability to use independent professional judgment to
interpret laws and regulations, assure compliant accounting practices, make sound
recommendations and implement appropriate measures.
Ability to use and assess financial system needs and
implement procedures for efficient financial management.
Ability to work independently from general instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with fellow employees, the public and public officials.
Ability to read, understand and apply information from
technical and financial resources.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in
Accounting, Finance or other related field, with five years experience in
municipal or comparable public sector, including three years in a supervisory
capacity OR a combination of
education and experience including supervisory experience.
The physical demands described herein are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
Work is performed in office settings with duties of the job
requiring sitting for extended periods, use of PC work station for extended
hours, standing, walking, lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.
Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to
handle, feel or operate objects, reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include
close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
CT Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
Must be Bondable