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Position: Senior Accounting Supervisor
Municipality:Town of Greenwich
Close Date:8/10/2022

Town of Greenwich

Greenwich, CT


Senior Accounting Supervisor



General Statement of Duties

Performs complex municipal accounting and technical administrative work in a variety of areas. Responsible for assisting and advising Department Heads and Managers on properly handling accounting and financial matters. Manages the accounts payable function and contract administration for the Town.  

Reports to the Chief Accountant. 


Education and Experience:

Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Accounting or related field; plus five years of responsible financial account management experience including financial system project management; plus two years of supervisory experience. Masterís Degree may be substituted for two years of related professional experience.   


Special Qualifications:

Designation as a Certified Public Accountant desirable.


The position requires that the incumbent be available to work four (4) Saturdays annually for the purpose of reconciling encumbrances, including the Saturday prior to the year-end close of the financial system.

Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the Chief Accountant for the monthly and annual closing of funds and the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Federal and State Compliance Report (ED001) in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Oversees and maintains separate account ledgers and transfers data to the general ledger.   Reports financial information to the State in the standard State format.  Performs reconciliations and analysis of the General Ledger accounts. Sets up and maintains accounting records for special projects, grants, and related fiscal events. Recommends applications to improve accounting systems and procedures.


Responsible for the overall supervision of the accounts payable function and all aspects of contract administration for all Town Departments and the Board of Education. Performs monthly and quarterly reconcilements of the accounts payable records. Supervises the Accounts Payable staff.


Plans and organizes work according to a fiscal year schedule and established standard procedures. Performs periodic maintenance of MUNIS functions during off-hours.


Manages all aspects of 1099 reporting including preparation and sending of the forms to 1099 recipients. Transmits the 1099 information to IRS and the state by required deadlines.


Assists the Chief Accountant with the set up and maintenance of the Chart of Accounts. Verifies proper budgetary coding including the receipting of revenues and recording of complex grants. Assists the Budget and Systems Director with budgetary data including the preparation and input of budget information. 


Develops training and information opportunities for financial reporting and record-keeping procedures. Trains employees in new accounting systems. Acts as liaison with IT department regarding MUNIS, and with each department on various accounting issues, including security permissions and problem solving.


Prepares complex statistical and narrative reports for federal and state agencies and for the Chief Accountant.


Coordinates work with unit heads, and State and Federal agencies as needed. Provides general information to contractors, financial institutions, and the public.


Prepares the bi-weekly payroll general ledger interface as a back up to the Assistant Budget Manager.


Supports Town policies and philosophies, and performs other duties as required. 



For complete details and to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/greenwichct/jobs/3652764/senior-accounting-supervisor?keywords=senior&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


The Town of Greenwich is dedicated to Diversity & Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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