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Position: Director of Finance
Municipality:Town of Groton
Close Date:7/25/2022




Non-union, Exempt, full-time position, 40 hours/week



The Town of Groton Connecticut is looking for an experienced and motivated financial leader to fill the role of Director of Finance. This position is responsible for driving and managing the Town’s fiscal practices, as well as Finance Department outcomes and services provided.


Groton is located on the shoreline in southeastern Connecticut and is home to a diverse community that celebrates inclusivity. The Town is active in economic development and diversification, and is conveniently located midway between New York and Boston. Groton boasts diverse educational options, historic sites, attractions, and outdoor spaces, for a balanced quality of life. 


The Town offers competitive wages and a highly competitive benefits package, including health insurance, defined benefit and contribution retirement plan options, life insurance, tuition reimbursement and accrued leave time.


The Town of Groton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels; it is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, and encourages all individuals to apply.



ENTRY SALARY  RANGE:                   $106,424-$122,388

POSITION RANGE:                              $106,424-$134,627       


POSITION OVERVIEW                         The Director of Finance is the Chief Financial Officer of the Town and plans, organizes, coordinates, manages, and directs all divisions of the Finance Department and oversees their adherence to the Town’s fiscal management policies.  The Director is responsible for accounting, investment, cash management, revenue collection programs, and purchasing.  It is the responsibility of the Director to prepare annual financial reports including revenue and expenditure information for the Town Manager and to manage the budget process and calendar. 


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:            The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, or Public Administration with concentration in Finance or closely related field and ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible experience in public financial management including five (5) years’ experience in the management of a major division in a comparably sized department or as a Finance Director in a smaller community. A Master’s Degree, Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), is preferred.  A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.


Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Must be detailed oriented and highly organized.  Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and financial software, Tyler Technologies Munis is preferred.  Thorough understanding of state and federal statutes, rules and regulations, as well as principles of government finance.  Fluent in generally acceptable accounting principles (GAAP) and pronouncements of the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).  Skill in sensitively and effectively responding to inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, and the business community.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business and professional journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to effectively prepare and present information to top management and public groups.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and appropriately deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


Criminal background, drug testing, credit report, and driving record checks required prior to employment.



REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/            Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.



SELECTION PROCEDURE:                  Review of applications/resumes with best qualified candidates eligible for oral interview(s).


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:               Applications are available at the Human Resources Office, Groton Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT  06340 or at www.groton-ct.gov Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Office on or before July 25, 2022.                                   


Arnetia Green                                                               

Director of Human Resources/Risk Management



Individuals with disabilities who will need reasonable accommodation to complete the selection process should inform the Human Resources Office on or before the application deadline. Documentation supporting the need for this accommodation may be required.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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