TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Finance Director/Assistant Treasurer
Plans, organizes and directs accounting functions and reporting for cash
purchases, debt management, revenue collection, budgeting and payroll. Performs administration of employee insurance
and benefit programs. Collects data and
performs analysis to prepare the operating and capital improvement
budgets. Advises the Board of Selectmen,
Board of Finance and Treasurer regarding fiscal matters and acts in an advisory
capacity for collective bargaining negotiations. Supervises Accounting Clerk and attends board
meetings as required.
RECEIVED: Reports directly to
the First Selectman and receives general direction from the Treasurer. Confers with the First Selectman and/or
Treasurer on policies and procedures as necessary. Coordinates closely with the Board of
EXERCISED: Allocates work to
Accounting Clerk as necessary.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed
examples include all duties that may be found in positions of this class).
Establishes, administers, and prepares financial
reports for all town funds. Coordinates
revenue and expenditures of town funds and account groups.
Plans work according to fiscal year and
establish priorities in department. Supervises the functional areas of
accounting, cash management, investment, payroll, purchasing, and revenue
collection. Prepares State and Federal
reporting requirements, including quarterly payroll tax reports, W-2ís and
1099ís. Serves as backup for all payroll
and accounts payable functions in the Treasurerís department.
Coordinates the receiving, recording and
reconciling of revenue received from taxes, fees, grants, intergovernmental
transfers, investments and other sources. Reconciles all bank accounts and
investment instruments, including the Board of Educationís operating account.
Projects cash flow of town finances and arranges
investment of funds in accordance with policies established by the Town
Prepares financial information for bond
offerings, responsible for compiling statistical and program information required
by external auditors.
Assist in developing improvements and changes in
financial management to obtain operational efficiencies and better services.
Assist Treasurer and / or First Selectman in
developing, coordinating and implementing short-term and long-range investment
Prepares the town capital improvement and
operating budget in cooperation with the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance
and all town departments and agencies.
Attends various budget related meetings including annual budget and town
Maintains town fixed asset inventory system for
financial statement reporting. Prepares
statistical and narrative reports as required.
Works with the First Selectman and Treasurer and
performs research in developing policies and procedures for the town. Develop
accounting manual and additional policies and procedures as needed. Establish and maintain standardized chart of
Prepares monthly statements and statistical
information for Boards of Finance, Selectmen and Department heads.
Work with external auditors to perform annual
audit including preparing all financial and statistical information. Establish internal audit procedures.
Coordinates all upgrades, training and
applications necessary to keep the financial software system functioning
efficiently. This includes working closely with the Board of Education to
coordinate account structure and month end closing.
Is a member of the Government Finance Officers
Association of Connecticut and attends informational seminars to keep informed
on issues concerning local municipalities.
Discovers, applies for and manages compliance
with, available grant offerings.
EXAMPLES OF INCIDENTAL DUTIES
Coordinates activities with town officials,
insurance carriers, bank officials, auditors and other interested parties as
necessary. Prepares payments to charities, state and federal governments.
Provides general information to the public. Composes routine correspondence.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
A comprehensive knowledge of municipal
and educational accounting principles and procedures thorough knowledge of GASB
fund accounting and encumbrance accounting.
Ability to review and process paperwork with a high degree of
accuracy. Ability to use a computerized
accounting system. Ability to work
effectively with representatives of the financial community, the public and
other town employees. Ability to write
financial reports as necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum qualifications would
require a Bachelorís degree in Accounting or Business Administration or a
closely related field with five years of increasingly responsible experience in
accounting, preferably experience with MUNIS municipal accounting software.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
A valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle
Operatorís license is desirable.
PHYSICAL EXERTION / ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Performs duties in an office
environment. Routinely and intermittently exposed to computer screen and must
take periodic breaks from screen. Work
may be staggered to prevent prolonged exposure to computer screen. Lifts journals and account books of weighing
from two to ten pounds.
A Town of Marlborough Employment Application and resume must
be submitted along with a copy of any diplomas certifying level of education.
Application may be found on the town website under Town Clerkís Department at: https://www.marlboroughct.net/index.php/boards-commissions/departments/town-clerk or by calling 860-295-6206.
Submit completed applications to:
P.O. Box 29
26 North Main Street
Marlborough, CT 06447
You may also email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position will remain open until filled.
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to
race, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or
veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.