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Position: Manager of Financial Systems and Payroll
Municipality:Town of Wilton CT
Close Date:7/31/2022
Description:


TOWN OF WILTON 

OFFICE OF THE

FIRST SELECTMAN

Email to: Sarah.Gioffre@Wiltonct.org

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN HALL

238 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897


POSITION POSTING

 

Finance Department - Manager of Financial Systems and Payroll

 

The Town of Wilton is seeking applicants for the position of Manager of Financial Systems and Payroll in the Finance Department. 

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), including but not limited to:

 

  Identifies opportunities within the Finance Department to streamline processes by coordinating with department heads to find and implement efficiencies;

  Manages the payroll function for the Town;

  Participates in the budgeting of wages and payroll related costs;

  Maintains and ensures the accuracy of compensated absences recordkeeping;

  Works with the CFO to ensure proper municipal financial management and adequate internal controls.

The successful candidate is expected to have:

 

  Knowledge of municipal accounting and finance, procedures and controls;

  Knowledge of payroll and time and attendance policies and be highly proficient in technical applications and requirements related to electronic payroll and timekeeping systems;

  Knowledge of personal computers and software applications for use in fiscal analysis, including electronic spreadsheet, database, and word processing programs;

  Ability to successfully manage multiple simultaneous projects of varying complexity, to keep projects on schedule, and to complete assignments in timely manner.

 

Salary range is $85,000-$95,000 depending on qualifications (DOQ).  Benefits include the Connecticut Partnership Plan 2.0 for health and a defined contribution retirement plan.  A background investigation and pre-employment physical is required.  Equal opportunity employer (EOE).

 

Position will remain open until filled. Please email cover letter, resume and completed application, found here, to Sarah Gioffre, Office of the First Selectwoman at Sarah.Gioffre@wiltonct.org. 

 

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TOWN OF WILTON

 

Position Description

 

Date: May 27, 2022

 

 

 


Position Title:                          Manager of Financial Systems and Payroll

 

Union:                                             Non-Union

 

Department:                              Finance Department

 

Reports to:                                 Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

 

Supervision Exercised:      None

 

 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Responsible for performing a variety of duties as assigned by the CFO, including:

 

  Identifies opportunities within the Finance Department to streamline processes by coordinating with department heads to find and implement efficiencies.

  Manages the payroll function for the Town.

  Participates in the budgeting of wages and payroll related costs;

  Maintains and ensures the accuracy of compensated absences recordkeeping;

  Works with the CFO to ensure proper municipal financial management and adequate internal controls are in place.

 

Job Location and Equipment Used:

This position is located in the Finance Department in Town Hall.  Work is performed there, at other locations on the Town Hall Campus, and at off-site Town departments which may require the use of the employees personal vehicle.  Equipment regularly used includes computers (personal and mid-range) and peripherals, calculators, copiers, telephones, postage machine, and other office equipment.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

         Identifies opportunities within the Finance Department to streamline processes by coordinating with department heads to find and implement efficiencies;

 

         Manages the payroll function for the Town;

 

         Participates in the budgeting of wages and payroll related costs:

 

         Maintains and ensures the accuracy of the compensated absences recordkeeping;

 

 

         Works with the CFO to ensure proper municipal financial management and adequate internal controls are in place;

         Prepares payroll cost analysis scenarios;

 

         Works closely with the CFO to document comprehensive accounting procedures in the Finance Department;

 

         Provides support/back up for preparation and analysis of management, operational, and financial data and reports;

         Supports Finance Department tasks and functions in the absence of Finance Department personnel;

          

         Works collaboratively with the Human Resources Department; and

 

         Performs related work as assigned.

 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

 

         Knowledge of municipal finance including principles, methods, and procedures used in accounting;

 

         Knowledge of procedures and controls necessary to the prudent operation of municipal finance systems;

 

         Knowledge of payroll and time and attendance policies and highly proficient in technical applications and requirements related to electronic payroll and timekeeping systems;

 

         Knowledge of personal computers and software applications for use in fiscal analysis, including electronic spreadsheet, database, and word processing programs;

 

         Ability to lead, train, and support others;

 

         Ability to successfully manage multiple, simultaneous projects of varying complexity, to keep projects on schedule, and to complete assignments in a timely manner;

 

         Ability to develop and maintain effective and cooperative work relationships with town officials, management, Town and Board of Education employees, and vendors;

 

         Ability to clearly and concisely communicate, both orally and in writing, at all levels of government, and to express highly technical matters in non-technical terms;

 

         Knowledge of New World preferred, but not required.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

         Bachelors degree or greater from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field;

 

         At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in finance preferably in a municipal environment;

 

         Knowledge of time and attendance, payroll, and human resources systems is required.

 

 

Special Conditions:

 

         Successful passage of a pre-employment physical, including tests for drugs, and background investigation, may be required as a condition of employment with the Town of Wilton; and

 

         The employee shall not constitute a threat to his/her own health or safety or that of others in the workplace.

 

 

Note:  The qualifications set forth above are the optimal ones for this position.  The Town of Wilton reserves the right to select any applicant who we, in our sole discretion, feel can most suitably perform the functions notwithstanding the absence of the optimal qualifications.

 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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