TOWN OF STAFFORD
Location: Town Hall 1 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT
Bargaining Unit: Non-union
Salary Range: $90,000 to $100,000
Statement of Duties
The Director of Finance is primarily responsible for the
administration of the financial affairs of the Town providing centralized
financial management services for the Town of Stafford, Stafford Water
Pollution Control Authority, and Stafford Board of Education. Provides
leadership, vision, and direction in developing both long and short-term
financial policies, procedures, and plans that support the Town’s financial
goals and strategies. This position oversees the Assistant Director of Finance.
This position also organizes and directs the oversight of accounting systems,
financial records, support systems and internal controls of the Town to ensure
that accurate and timely data is provided as needed to all departments,
offices, boards and commissions, or external agencies.
Works under the direction of the First Selectman with
responsibility to the Board of Finance, Stafford Water Pollution Control
Authority and Stafford Board of Education.
Assumes overall administration of the Town municipal systems
of budgeting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, retirement plans,
insurance and risk management, fixed asset recording, debt issuance and
management, internal and external audits, preparation of bids, bonding, and
purchasing. Provides financial controls for all Town departments collecting
revenue. Prepares financial statements and reports and maintains oversight of
accounts. Ensures financial reporting compliance and directs annual year-end
Graduate from an accredited college or
university with a Master’s degree in Finance, Business or Public
Administration, five (5) years experience in municipal government accounting,
and CPA preferred. Graduate from an accredited college or university
with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public
Administration and seven (7) years of related experience or equivalent
combination of education, training, and experience required. Certified
Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certification through GFOA of CT preferred.
Knowledge of Edmunds municipal accounting system preferred. The Director
of Finance is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in
performing the duties of this position for all areas under their direction and
control. Valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Must be eligible for bonding
in accordance with Connecticut State Statutes.
The Director of Finance performs work in a
professional office environment with occasional related field work. Routine use
of standard office equipment is required and the noise level is typically
quiet. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. In the
course of duties, the employee regularly stands, sits, walks, speaks and hears
and occasionally reaches and bends.
The applicant will be required to successfully
complete pre-employment drug testing and applicable background, financial and
Work Schedule and Benefits
This is a full-time forty (40) hour work week with
a flexible schedule. This position occasionally requires long hours beyond the
regular schedule including evening Board and Commission meetings and other
evening and weekend work as job duties demand. This position is eligible for full benefits
which currently includes health/dental/vision/life insurance, 457b defined
contribution retirement plan with match, and generous paid time off.
This information is intended only as an
illustration of the various types of work that may be performed in this
position and must not be construed to be a complete inventory of the position’s
duties, responsibilities, and qualifications or as an employment contract.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, three letters
of professional reference and an application to the Town of Stafford, Attn: Human
Resources, 1 Main St, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 or via email at HR@staffordct.org.
The Town of Stafford employment application can be found at www.staffordct.org
under “Town Employment Opportunities”.
The Town of Stafford is an Equal Opportunity Employer