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Position: Comptroller
Municipality:City of Norwich
Close Date:8/2/2013



The City of Norwich announces a closed promotional and an open examination to fill a vacancy and establish an eligibility list for the following classification:



Closed Examination # 1993

Open Examination # 1994




Chief Financial Officer responsible for managing $100 million plus operating and capital budgets. This is highly responsible administrative work involving the direction of a broad range of municipal financial functions. Work in­ volves responsibility for accounting, investing, information technology, auditing, operating and capital budgets development, tax collection, risk management, payroll, and purchasing functions. Duties include policy recom­ mendation, departmental and municipal plan  ing, and the direction and administration of departmental activities. This position also has the responsibility for making the most difficult financial management technical decisions. The work requires that the employee have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of municipal finan­ cial management and good knowledge of the administration of information technology as well as all municipal functions.


    Drafts and recommends policy to the City Manager and plans for the implementation of financial goals and objectives.

        Directs the operations of the Finance Department through various department heads and evaluates and ad­ ministers financial management programs such as accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, information technology, payroll, control services, cash management, internal and external auditing, purchasing, insur­ ance, debt service, and tax collection.

    Oversees and coordinates the development of operating and capital budgets. Assists City Manager in ex­

plaining and defending budget recommendations to the City Council.

    Directs and controls the expenditure of city and department fund allocations within the constraints of ap­

proved budgets.

    Analyzes financial markets and supervises the investment of city funds in appropriate instruments. Review cash flow forecasts on a regular basis.

    Coordinates the efforts of external auditors in their review of the city's financial management systems and controls.

    Confers with a wide variety of city officials, boards, commissions, committees, community groups, insurers and the general public to provide information and to resolve problems and complaints.

        Monitors the city's debt instruments for refunding opportunities and the timely repayment of debt. Prepares various documents and filings related to the issuance of municipal bonds. Oversees bond sales and closings.



A master's degree from a recognized college or university in business administration or a bachelor's degree in business administration plus certification as a CPA or CPFO, and at least five years' experience in the field of

municipal accounting, municipal auditing or municipal finance administration, at least three of those years must

include experience in a responsible supervisory position, or an equivalent combination of education and experi­

ence which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position.


Copies of the complete job description are available  in the City of Norwich Human Resources Department.


Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 in the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 100 Broadway, Room 213, Norwich, CT 06360.  In  order  to  be considered, applicants must  demon­ strate  on their application that they meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. To obtain an employment application, visit our website at www.norwichct.org.          For questions or additional in­ formation, call (860) 823-3836. The City of Norwich has a residency requirement of a sixty (60) mile radius with­ in the State of Connecticut.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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