|Position:|| ||Director of Finance and Administrative Services|
|Municipality:||Town of Glastonbury|
Financial & Administrative Services
Under general direction of the Town Manager, incumbent is
responsible for day-to-day management of budget and financial
administration. This includes ongoing investment of the Town’s cash
resources, debt issuance, pension administration, insurance programs,
preparation of the annual town operating and capital budget documents, ongoing
financial analysis and reporting, and all other municipal financial
matters. Oversees several divisions, including, Financial Administration,
Accounting, Purchasing, Town Clerk, Property Assessment, Information
Technology, and Revenue Collection. Serves as the Town Manager’s liaison
to the Board of Finance, Probate Court and Registrars of Voters.
- Directs and evaluates the programs and
operations of the Administrative Services Department through various
division heads, including, Financial Administration, Accounting,
Purchasing, Town Clerk, Property Assessment, Information Technology, and
- Drafts guidelines and protocols related to
financial operations for compliance with applicable laws, accounting and
finance best practices and the implementation of financial goals and
objectives. Evaluates, develops and recommends fiscal policy to
ensure sound fiscal management.
- Prepares Town operating and capital
improvement budget documents and directs and controls the encumbrances and
expenditure of Town and Department fund allocations within the constraints
of approved budgets.
- Authors budget and financial reports
concerning Town operating and capital budget expenditures and
revenues. Analyzes, interprets and communicates financial operating
results to provide information and guidance to Town Manager, Town
officials, boards and commissions, and Town departments. Provides
technical support to Town departments.
- Evaluates and advises on the impact of
long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and
regulatory action. Provides strategic financial input and leadership
on decision making issues affecting the organization. Analyzes
financial markets and supervises the investment of Town funds in
- Oversees debt management and bond issuance
to ensure the most efficient use of the Town’s bond capacity and borrowed
- Coordinates the annual audit and prepares
the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
- Participates in the administration of the
Town’s pension and other retirement income plans.
- Coordinates with insurance agent of record
and carriers during annual renewal process.
- Reviews fixed asset inventories; examines
procurement practices and competitive bidding processes of the Purchasing
- Provides direction for administrative
staff, supervising daily activities, providing performance feedback both
formally and informally, interpreting and enforcing policies and
procedures and communicating effectively.
- Directs personnel-related activities,
including the organization of functional areas, approval of plans and
activities, performance appraisal, counseling and disciplining and the
recommendation of staff hires and promotions.
- Encourages the development of staff through
formal and informal training, coaching, mentorship, and positive
leadership modeling; implements, supports and monitors related programs.
- Ensures a respectful and safe work
environment for all by fostering a culture of mutual respect,
accountability for ethical behavior and positive leadership, and alignment
of policies, procedures and training with such values. Ensures
training on and compliance with best practices for fostering safe work
practices, with attention to risk management and loss control.
1. Performs other duties as required.
- Maintains confidentiality of records and information as
- Observes safe work practices
- Represents the Town in a professional and
courteous manner at all times
- Regularly attends and is punctual for
- Extensive knowledge of the principles
and practices of municipal finance administration including operating and
capital budget preparation, fund accounting, and debt issuance procedures
- Considerable knowledge of the principles
and practices of public administration as applied to municipal financial
- Considerable knowledge of federal, state
and local government laws/statutes, practices and ethics as related to municipal
- Experience drafting guidelines, policies
and protocols related to financial operations
- Ability to design and develop analytical or
interpretive financial reports including the Comprehensive Annual
- Experience with preparation and submission
of fiscal documents for evaluation by the GFOA and similar financial
- Demonstrated success in managing municipal
- Familiarity with information technology as
applied to Town Administrative system
- Demonstrated success and accomplishments
through financial executive leadership
- Strong oral and written communication
- Strong interpersonal, supervisory and
leadership skills, including the demonstrated ability to build trust and
maintain accountability to staff; and willingness and ability to work
collaboratively with Town Manager and colleagues to achieve organization-wide
priorities and objectives
- The work is generally performed in an
office environment. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to
do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, stooping,
carrying of light items such as papers, books, or small parts, or driving
an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance,
Business, Public Administration, or a related field; Master’s,
- Ten (10) years of progressively responsible
financial management experience, including at least three (3) years in a
- Municipal government experience desirable,
but not required
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION:
- Certified Public Accountant or
Certified Public Finance Officer desirable, but not required
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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