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Position: Accountant
Municipality:Town of Stafford
Close Date:1/30/2023

Job Posting




Department: Finance

Location: Town Hall 1 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT

Bargaining Unit: Non-union

Salary Range: $70,000 to $75,000

Available: Immediate


General Statement of Duties

The Accountant is primarily responsible for performing governmental accounting duties and fiscal reporting requirements under the supervision of the Director of Finance. This position oversees the Payroll/Accounts Payable/Purchasing Coordinator.


Supervision Received

Works under the immediate direction of the Director of Finance.


Typical Duties

Assists the Director of Finance in complex analysis of financial and budgetary matters. Responsible for cash receipts including reconciling Town investment and cash accounts, assigning account numbers to all cash receipts, completing journal entries to record investment income, grants, debt service payments and department revenues. Balances and reconciles bank accounts and maintains general ledger. Prepares required quarterly and fiscal year end reports. Prepares financial statements and data requests for workersí compensation and other routine audits. Assists Director of Finance in budget preparation and annual year-end audit. Provides back-up coverage for payroll and accounts payable functions.


Required Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or closely related field and at least three (3) years experience in municipal government accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Edmunds municipal accounting system preferred. Knowledge of practices and procedures used in governmental accounting, including GAAP, GASB fund accounting and encumbrance accounting. The Accountant is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in performing the duties of this position. Valid motor vehicle operatorís license. Must be eligible for bonding in accordance with Connecticut State Statutes.


Physical Requirements

The Accountant performs work in a professional office environment with occasional related field work. Routine use of standard office equipment is required and the noise level is typically quiet. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. In the course of duties, the employee regularly stands, sits, walks, speaks and hears and occasionally reaches and bends.


The applicant will be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and applicable background, financial and criminal investigation.


Work Schedule and Benefits 

This is a full-time thirty-five (35) hour work week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8am to 4:45pm and Thursday 8am to 6:45pm. This position may occasionally require hours beyond the regular schedule as job duties demand.  This position is eligible for full benefits which currently includes health/dental/vision/life insurance, 457b defined contribution retirement plan with match, and generous paid time off.   






This information is intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed in this position and must not be construed to be a complete inventory of the positionís duties, responsibilities, and qualifications or as an employment contract.


Qualified applicants should submit a resume, three letters of professional reference and an application to the Town of Stafford, Attn: Human Resources, 1 Main St, Stafford Springs, CT 06076 or via email at HR@staffordct.org. The Town of Stafford employment application can be found at www.staffordct.org under Departments, Human Resources.


The Town of Stafford is an Equal Opportunity Employer


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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