|Position:|| ||Deputy Finance Director (Controller)|
|Municipality:||Town of East Hartford|
OF EAST HARTFORD
Title: Deputy Finance Director GRADE: 112
Department: Finance Date: 2/15/2022
the deputy finance director provides highly responsible and complex
administrative support to the Finance Director and directly supports the Director
in the management of the Finance, Tax and Assessor Departments. This position
will assist with the Town budget, accounting and general ledger management, borrowing
strategies, cash management and the overall administration of departments
reporting to the Finance Director.
Essential Job Functions:
Works with departments to ensure
compliance of budget related programs and policies
Supports the director in ensuring the
completion of accounting functions and maintenance of the Town’s general ledger
for all funds, including month-end closes, account and bank reconciliations,
financial analysis, journal entries review, fixed assets and internal audit.
Assist with reporting of budget to actual
and forecasts. Monitors internal service funds and reviews accuracy of reports.
Assists with annual Town audits and
improvement of town policies and internal controls to ensure fiscal compliance
with best practices and mitigation of risk.
Assists in establishing the priorities of
accounting, cash management, payroll, tax revenue, property assessment and
Assists in the administration of Tax and
Assessor departments with respect to employee management, Town policy
compliance, and adherence to sound accounting practices
Assists with the development of annual
budget; interfacing with directors, Town Council and Mayor.
Prepares financial information of bond offerings
Coordinates the financial administration
of personnel policies and collective bargaining agreements for department
Serves as a financial resource for Town
departments, commissions and boards
Provides direction and support to
departments as directed by the Finance Director.
Assists with fiscal management of grants
Assists with actuary reporting for Town
Pension and OPEB plans
Develop strategies for improvements of modernization,
efficiency and productivity.
Ability to manage employees ensuring
Other duties as required.
Acts on behalf of the Finance Director in
his or her absence and performs other duties delegated by the Director.
the position of the town during arbitration or other labor negotiations. Assesses
risk levels associated with collective bargaining strategies.
collective bargaining strategies, goals, or objectives.
knowledge, skills and abilities:
Considerable knowledge of financial
administration: accounting, budgeting, tax collection, purchasing and
Considerable knowledge of financial and
accounting systems, including policies and financial reporting requirements.
Knowledge of governmental accounting
principles and procedures, including auditing, cash management and budgeting.
Knowledge and expertise of software
programs such as MUNIS, Novatime, Crystal reports.
Intermediate to advanced Excel, including
V-lookups and Pivot tables.
Able to understand municipal operations
and relation to budgetary impact.
Considerable skills in mathematics and
Knowledge of town, state and federal laws,
policies, ordinances, rules and regulations
Thorough knowledge of financial
administration, including accounting, budgeting, purchasing and investing.
Able to administer an accounting unit and
to supervise the work of others
Able to interpret statistical and
Able to communicate clear, concise,
written and oral instructions
Demonstrates a level of expertise with
financial software products
Physical and Mental Effort and Environmental
in office setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noise.
periods of time sitting and a computer terminal.
experience stress from multiple demands of this position.
A bachelor’s degree from a
recognized college or university in business, accounting, public administration
or a related field, supplemented by courses in public accounting plus five
years of responsible accounting experience, including two years of supervisory
experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred
qualifications (not mandatory) includes candidates with at least two years in
Note: The above tasks and responsibilities
are illustrative only. The description does not include every task or
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