SENIOR ACCOUNTANT / TREASURER
The Town of Stratford is currently accepting
applications for the position of Senior Accountant/Treasurer.
This is a very responsible
professional accounting position involving the maintenance of records for
municipal banking and investment operations, municipal expenditures and
revenues, preparing trial balances and financial reports.
Work involves responsibility for
maintaining accounting records for the collection of current and delinquent
revenues and Town income from various sources. Preparing and verifying daily
bank deposits, transfers of cash between various bank and investment accounts.
Preparing journal entries and reports for the documentation of banking
activity. Preparing cash flow forecasts and work papers for the Town’s short-
Responsible for maintaining
files and accounting records of all town grants, receiving, drawing down and
recording grant revenues, posting and reconciling revenues and expenditures,
preparing financial reports and other duties as required.
Duties include providing input
into Town policy, departmental planning and direction. Work requires the
employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of
accounting, grant administration, banking and investments work. Work involves
implementing departmental goals and objectives.
Work is performed under general
supervision of the Assistant Finance Director or Director of Finance.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
· Plans, organizes and
performs work maintaining or implementing Grant
accounting systems, procedures and controls.
· Posts and reconciles general
ledgers, trial balances and satisfactorily resolves differences in a timely
manner; research, review, analyze, verify and enter financial transactions into
computerized accounting, budgeting, and receivables
systems and sub-systems.
· Verifies and performs work
in the areas of investments, revenue collections,
receivables, and division payroll.
· Reviews, interprets and
implements relevant laws, regulations and ordinances
Prepares periodic grant reports; receives revenue and/or initiates electronic transfer/draw-downs of grand
funds; prepares journal entries and other documentation to post revenue to
· May supervise the operations
of the division as Acting Assistant Finance Director and administers and
evaluates employees engaged in division activities.
Prepares financial statements, including supplementary and supporting
schedules, and audit work papers in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP)
Prepares special purpose financial reports and analyses for use by senior management, grantors, and other
departments of the Town.
Communicates with banks, Town officials, and citizens when necessary to
provide information and assist with the resolution of problems and complaints.
· Prepares statistical and
narrative reports for federal, state and town
Includes other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Director of
Finance or Director of Finance.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
knowledge of banking and revenue collection procedures Considerable knowledge
of accounting principles and practices Considerable knowledge of tax collection
laws, regulations and ordinances Sound knowledge of the principles and
practices of public administration Considerable skill in business mathematics
skill in oral and written communications Considerable ability to make decisions
Considerable ability to establish
and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates,
subordinates, banks, other agencies and the public
Bachelor’s degree from a
recognized college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public
Administration or a closely related field and (2) two years of increasingly
responsible experience in governmental accounting, tax or revenue collection;
or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides a
demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the class.
Pay Grade 14
$75,818.75 - $99,801.11
can be found on the town’s website: www.townofstratford.com/humanresources
and should be submitted to the Town
of Stratford, Human Resources Department, 2725 Main Street, Stratford, CT. EOE.