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Position: Director of Finance
Municipality:Town of Stafford (rate increase and sign on bonus)
Close Date:1/30/2023

Job Posting




Department: Finance

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

Bargaining Unit: Non-union

Salary Range: $110,000 to $120,000 and $10,000 sign-on bonus; half paid upon completion of 1st year and other half paid upon completion of 2nd year

Available: Immediate


General Statement of Duties

The Director of Finance is primarily responsible for the administration of the financial affairs of the Town providing centralized financial management services for the Town of Stafford, Stafford Water Pollution Control Authority, and Stafford Board of Education. Provides leadership, vision, and direction in developing both long and short-term financial policies, procedures, and plans that support the Townís financial goals and strategies. This position oversees the Assistant Director of Finance and directs the oversight of accounting systems, financial records, support systems and internal controls of the Town to ensure that accurate and timely data is provided as needed to all departments, offices, boards and commissions, or external agencies.


Supervision Received

Works under the direction of the First Selectman with responsibility to the Board of Finance, Stafford Water Pollution Control Authority and Stafford Board of Education.


Typical Duties

Assumes overall administration of the Town municipal systems of budgeting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, retirement plans, insurance and risk management, fixed asset recording, capital and debt planning and management, internal and external audits, preparation of bids, bonding, and purchasing/vendor management. Provides financial controls for all Town departments collecting revenue. Prepares financial statements and reports and maintains oversight of accounts. Ensures financial reporting compliance and directs annual year-end audit.


Required Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Masterís degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration, five (5) years experience in municipal government accounting, and CPA preferred. Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration and seven (7) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certification through GFOA of CT preferred. GAAP and GASB fund accounting experienced. Knowledge of Edmunds municipal accounting system preferred. The Director of Finance is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in performing the duties of this position for all areas under their direction and control. Valid motor vehicle operatorís license. Must be eligible for bonding in accordance with Connecticut State Statutes.


Physical Requirements

The Director of Finance 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 forty (40) hour work week with a flexible schedule. This position occasionally requires long hours beyond the regular schedule including evening Board and Commission meetings and other evening and weekend work 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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