TOWN OF GROTON
NOTICE OF JOB OPENING
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Non-union, Exempt, full-time position,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Director of Human Resources/Risk Management
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.