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Position: Accountant I
Municipality:Town of Waterford
Close Date:6/17/2022





The following position is presently open at the Town of Waterford.


$70,587/year, Full Time Position, Excellent Benefits

Website:  https://www.waterfordct.org/human-resources


FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022 AT 4:00PM.


Director of Finance                                                         MP-C                                     

SUPERVISOR                                                                CLASSIFICATION


Director of Finance                                                         Finance Department            

REVIEWING AUTHORITY                                        DEPARTMENT


A.                PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To accomplish the town-wide accounts receivable and grants management functions required of the Department of Finance, which is responsible for overall financial management and control for the Town.


B.                 SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Work assignments, general instruction, periodic review and supervision are provided by the Director of Finance. Some independent judgment used in dealing with technical accounting problems. Specific guidance in instruction provided by Director of Finance on interpretation and application of policy and first-time performance of complicated tasks.





D.                EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

The following are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with the             position, but are not intended to be all-inclusive:

   Establishes, coordinates and implements a Town-wide grant management and accounts receivable system.

   General duties regarding grant management: manages overall grant efforts town-wide, documents payments and expenditure, optimizes the grant administration process, oversees fund-raising, prepares progress reports, ensures compliance with grant regulations, reviews grant proposals, manages grant databases, engages town departments in the process.

   General duties regarding accounts receivable: handles all aspects of the Towns accounts receivable process, including, for example, processing Town-wide accounts receivables and monitoring invoicing procedures.

   Gathers and prepares financial and statistical data as directed by the Director of Finance, including collection and preparation of supporting data for annual audit.  Assists external auditors by furnishing requested information and explaining data as necessary.

   Performs credit checks. Interacts with customers and public in non-payment cases. Creates and keeps records of invoices, bills, and deposits.

   Prepare and File annual 1099 documentation.

   Acts as backup to Accountant II.

   Performs any and all other duties, as assigned.

   Regular attendance is an essential duty of this job


***The essential duties described above are the primary functions and duties of the classification.  There may be other types of work that may be performed and the omission of a particular duty or function does not exclude that duty or function from the classification provided the duty or function is similar in work, related to the work or logically assigned to the classification.


E.        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, Skill & Ability)

A strong knowledge of computer generated financial recording and reporting is desired.  Must be able to examine, analyze and interpret financial records and have the ability to apply principals of accounting to solve practical problems.  Ability to prepare financial reports and accurately perform detailed work involving written or numerical data.  Must have good computer skills, and experience creating and working with Excel Spreadsheets.  Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.  Must be well organized, analytical and able to prioritize.  Working knowledge of modern office equipment, practices and procedures.  Must possess considerable ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with Town and public officials, residents, members of the general public, other departments and agencies, co-workers and volunteers.



Work is indoors in office environment requiring minimal physical exertion. Workspace is limited and crowded causing need to work in close proximity to co-workers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision preferred, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The dexterity necessary to utilize a computer keyboard on a regular basis is essential.


G.                EDUCATION & TRAINING:

Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration or its equivalent.   An equivalent combination of education and experience, which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be substituted.  


__________________________________________                              ____________________

Christine Walters, Director of Human Resources                              Date


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            First Selectman                          Utility Commission                 Finance Department

            Town Clerk                                Bureau of Fire Services           Planning & Development

            Tax Collector                             Library                                    Recreation & Parks

            Assessor                                     Public Works Department      Police Department

Chad Adams, President, Local 1303-037

Thomas Martin, President, Firefighters Local 4629

Dani Gorman, President, General Government Administrators

Ryan Spearrin, President, Police Union (UPSEU/COPS)

Shawn Finnigan, President, Public Safety Dispatchers (UPSEU)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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