CITY OF NEW BRITAIN
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
An Open Competitive Examination
Title: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
to $2,687.36 weekly) 8 steps
Reports (Y/N): Yes
Date: October 31, 2022 at 4:00 pm
(TO CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT LIST)
(This position is
represented by Local 818 AFSCME, Council 4, AFL-CIO)
As a mission critical part
of the City’s financial management and services team, the Deputy Director of
Finance is a leadership position tasked with complex supervisory,
administrative, and professional management, financial and accounting responsibilities.
These responsibilities include but are not limited to the provision of services
and operations associated with planning, organizing, directing and management
of the City’s finances and associated functions. Included as tasks are the coordination,
development, and recurring oversight of the City’s various budgets and capital
project portfolio. Applying
professionally acceptable standards, compiles and prepares analytical reports
and statements related to debt financing obligations. May be assigned to lead
interagency projects and service tasks. Encourages innovation and improved
methods and procedures from other members of the team. Leads and demonstrates, by example, the values
of a professional finance operation and the advantages of a unified team
approach to excellence and achieving organizational success.
services under the general supervision of the Finance Director, or on a collaborative project from an assigned peer, or
committee chairperson or project leader, often an applicable department head.
Willingly accepts technical coordination and direction from peer professionals,
specialized employees, contractors, and consultants in accordance with approved
project plans and professional standards and practices. Subscribes to and
abides by the current Code of Professional Ethics as promulgated by the
Government Finance Officers Association.
consistent, ethical, professional direction and control to assigned employees
and functions in the organization. Strives for high quality, productive work
products and recognizes
and documents exceptions. Understands and demonstrates by example the critical
nature of services provided and its impact on municipal operations and the
manages projects and assigned resources including employees, full or part-time,
or contractors and professionals.
organizes, assigns and directs the work of subordinates in maintaining finance
operations and capital project control.
conjunction with the Director and peer professionals, determines and sets work
priorities, prepares and coordinates work schedules and division staffing to
help expedite workflow, and provide a high level of service.
inspections of subordinate or contract work products, provides corrective
intervention when necessary, and documents all exceptions.
as directed, the needs and requirements of the Department; formulates short and
long range plans and proposals for assigned areas of responsibility.
high level planning and coordination with the other city departments and
entities on the financial services, systems and functions in the city.
supervision to the payroll division.
in conjunction with the Finance Director and Budget & Capital Projects Fiscal Officer.
that procedures and resources are in place for the assignment, tracking, and
record keeping of financial services operations.
both written and verbal instructions to staff, contractors, co-workers, and
other applicable entities.
coordinates, and implements professional development, systems training and
cross-training programs for employees, including safety procedures, systems
operation, general work methods, and other related training utilizing both
in-house and contract services.
employee performance based on established guidelines and recommends training,
recognition and/or disciplinary action as necessary. Updates guidelines as work
practices, policy and systems change.
directed, develops policies and procedures for financial services and
supervision for all areas within the Finance Department including accounts
payable, accounts receivable, payroll, cash management and grant management.
from the Finance Department perspective, any installation and maintenance of
the City’s financial management and accounting systems and the development of associated
fiscal procedures and policies.
technical accounting duties in the areas of maintaining city fund ledgers,
maintaining receivable and liability balances and reconciling departmental
records with ledgers maintained by the Finance office.
and analyzes revenue and expenditure transactions for proper account
classification and performs reclassification journal entries if needed.
the closing of the fiscal year.
and reviews budget transfer and amendment resolutions/reports as needed
the City’s fixed asset additions and disposals including Enterprise funds fixed
and handles the annual audit, preparation of required schedules and tables;
reviews audit report and management comments and provides explanations and
financial and budget information to senior management, departmental staff and
the public as requested.
in the City’s debt management including coordination of the Official Statement
or private financing as well as the assessment and projection of borrowing
Board and Council meetings as directed by the Director of Finance.
departmental responsibility in absence of Finance Director.
the appropriation and fiscal compliance of all capital projects to include
preparation of grantor invoices, assessment of borrowing requirements and debt
project fiscal reports as necessary.
the preparation of the City’s Official Statement in conjunction with project
borrowing needs; consults with City Bond Counsel and the designated financial
advisor or underwriter.
the Director and other municipal executives, as authorized, with special
to create, review and distribute journal entries without assistance.
bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
to create monthly bank reconciliations as needed.
other duties as required.
Note: 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Proven and thorough
knowledge of governmental financial management principles and practices.
of public administration principles and practices as applied to a municipal
financial management operation.
successfully communicate and interoperate with peers and subordinates on
operations and activities related to the municipal government.
ability and experience in the areas of financial management, decision making,
report development, and communications. Experience in the development of
municipal operating budgets and capital project budget appropriations. Ability to design and maintain customized
grant or project reporting systems on an appointed individual project basis.
how to do financial reporting, close out funds and read financial statements as
dexterity or ability to learn after training the use of an automated financial
management system including search engine and report development.
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
co-workers, board members, financial institutions, vendors, consultants,
elected officials, consultants and other governmental agencies and members of the
Degree in the area of accounting or finance from an accredited college or
university supplemented by seven (7) years of governmental accounting
experience with two (2) in a supervisory capacity. MBA, MPA, CPA or CPFO highly desirable.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: The probationary period for this
position shall be twelve (12) months.
THIS EXAMINATION WILL BE
& Training 100% or
Oral 100% or
reserves the right to select any of the examination weights listed above.
PASSING GRADE: The minimum passing grade is 70%.
DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT LIST: A certified employment list shall be in
effect for one year from the date of its establishment by the Civil Service
Commission. The Civil Service Commission, may, upon the showing and finding of
exigent or extenuating circumstances, extend the duration of the list when it
is in the best interest of the City. However, in no case shall any certified
employment list remain in force for more than two years.
OF FIVE PLUS THREE: The
Appointing Authority is sent the first five names in rank on the certified
employment list plus the next three highest city residents. All may be considered equally for the one job
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: All requests for reasonable
accommodations in the testing process must be made in writing, no later than
the closing date for applications. Documentation must be from a medically
licensed professional, and must be current within one year of the closing
deadline for applications. Documentation of the disability must include what
the disability is, what accommodation is being requested, and must be received
no later than two (2) weeks after the closing deadline for applications. A
candidate’s failure to submit this documentation may result in no further
consideration being given for a reasonable accommodation in the testing
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR CITY OF NEW BRITAIN
RESIDENTS: Proof of domicile
shall be filed at the time of filing the application. (Please see form
attached). Failure to provide proof of domicile in accordance with this timetable
may result in no residency consideration being granted for this examination.
Applications must be on file with the
Personnel Office, Room 409, City Hall, no later than October 31, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. Application forms may be obtained at
the Personnel Office, Room 409, City Hall, 27 West Main St., New Britain,
CT 06051. Tel (860) 826-3408 or at www.newbritainct.gov under Civil Service Job Postings