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Position: Chief Financial Officer
Municipality:Town of New Canaan
Close Date:12/17/2021

The Town of New Canaan is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Financial Officer. This position reports directly to the First Selectman/CEO and works closely with the Board of Finance and Audit Committee. The purpose of this position is to provide strategic management of the town’s municipal finances and to develop, manage, administer, supervise and direct the programs and activities of the Finance Department. This position is responsible for accounting policies, internal controls and procedures, operating and capital budget development and monitoring, investment management, debt management, audit, purchasing, pension, OPEB, insurance and labor negotiations.


Ten (10) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g. accounting, accounts, examining budget management, grants, administrative, purchasing, RFP work and experience working with Internal Auditors).  Two (2) years of general experience must have been supervising professional level staff.  A Master’s degree preferred in Public Administration, Business Administration or Accounting; or related degree from an accredited college or program, and have over ten years of experience in municipal accounting/finance. The Chief Financial Officer is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and managing the department and is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. This is a hands-on position and the individual must be available for evening Board and Commission meetings. This person must have excellent communication and presentation skills.


A background investigation and pre-employment physical will be required. Salary DOQ. Equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. Position will remain open until qualified candidate is found.   Complete the online application which can be found at www.newcanaan.info under Job Opportunities and attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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