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Position: Finance Director (Extended)
Municipality:Town of Montville
Close Date:8/25/2022
Description:
 

FINANCE DIRECTOR – Non-Union position with benefits

SALARY – up to $120,000 – commensurate with experience

GENERAL PURPOSE  

Performs a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the Town, and oversees the financial affairs of the WPCA and water fund.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

 

Works under the general direction of the Mayor.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Exercises supervision over all finance staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Not all-inclusive

     Supervises the positions of the Finance Department.

     Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.

     Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.

     Provides professional advice to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.

     Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.

     Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

     Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

     Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

     Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances; Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints.

     Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes.

     Serves as chief financial advisor to the Mayor and the Town Council.

     Establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained.

     Supervises the collection of taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations.

     Maintains financial records.

     Develops financial studies and plans. Forecasts, estimates, and monitors the financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal well-being of the Town.

     Prepares financial reports.

     Oversees the central computerized financial and management information system of the City.

     Assists in budget preparation and execution.

     Oversees the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts.

     Directs the preparation of state and Federal reports, including tax reports.

     Trains and develops financial staff.

     Oversees payroll and accounts payable processing.

     Oversees utility and other billings.

     Oversees the investment of Town funds.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

Represents the Town at various conferences and meetings.

    Develops finance related ordinances and resolutions.

     Perform general management duties for the Mayor as assigned. Performs cost-of-service studies for utility rate considerations.

 

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

            (A) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible municipal finance work.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

            (A) Considerable knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices; considerable knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems; considerable knowledge of office automation and computerized financial applications; considerable knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning; considerable knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions; working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, GAAFR, GAAP and GASB;

            (B) Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports; ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures; ability to effectively supervise staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials; ability to communicate effective orally and in writing.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

            A valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one within three months. Must be bondable.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

            Personal computer, including word processing and spreadsheet software; mainframe computer system; 10-key calculator; phone; copy machine; fax machine.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

            Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

            The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Full job description available in the Mayor’s office, 310 Norwich-New London Turnpike. Applications must be submitted to the Mayor’s Office by 4:30 PM on August 25, 2022.  PLEASE CALL 860-848-6701 WITH QUESTIONS.  Application may be downloaded and then mailed or dropped off to the Mayor’s Office from the TownofMontville.org website under Human Resources, then “Employment Opportunities.”  

 

 

 

 

 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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