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Position: Director of Finance
Municipality:City of Hartford, CT
Close Date:1/28/2014
Description:
CITY OF HARTFORT, CONNECTICUT 
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE 
 
 
CITY OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (124,893) Director of Finance. Connecticut’s capital city is 
seeking a highly qualified and dynamic Director to lead the department and build a strong team of 
committed professionals. The Department of Finance is responsible for all financial transactions in 
conjunction with the City’s Fiscal Year 2013-14 General Fund Budget of $538.8 million, which includes 
school funding of $284 million. The City also has adopted FY 2013-14 CIP budget is $141 million; $107 
million after reimbursements, with an expected gross expenditure of $729 million and $473 million net 
expenditure through Fiscal Year 2018 after reimbursements from various state programs and federal and 
state grants. The City of Hartford’s bonds rating is ‘A1’ according to Moody’s, and ‘A’ by Standard and 
Poor’s. The Department operates with an annual budget of $3.1 million and a staff of 44 full time 
employees who are responsible for planning, organizing and directing long and short range strategic 
financial planning, revenue collection, employee benefits, investment monitoring and performance, 
financial accounting and reporting, purchasing, debt management and audit compliance. 
 
Qualifying candidates must possess a master’s degree in business or public administration, accounting or 
finance and ten years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in all phases of financial 
management for a municipal or public body. A thorough knowledge of Government Accounting 
Standards Board (GASB) guidelines and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) related to 
public sector financial management, and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) 
recommended practices and regulatory reporting requirements are important. Candidates should also 
possess knowledge of audit requirements and practices and have a comprehensive knowledge of general 
laws, administrative policies, principles and practices governing municipal financial practices and 
procedures. In addition, knowledge of governmental accounting; the principles and practices of a 
municipal purchasing system, the practices methods and laws relating to municipal bond financing, and 
State and City Codes and ordinances is required. The successful candidate will be adept at working in a 
change oriented, complex and fast paced environment and will possess proven financial management, 
strategic planning, budgeting and leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to build a strong and 
focused team of finance professionals. The candidate shall have demonstrated ability to provide strong 
and effective leadership and vision to department staff and interact effectively with citizens, the Mayor, 
City Council, Chief Operating Officer and the City’s department directors. The candidate is expected to 
be a problem solver who is focused on positive outcomes. 
 
The City offers a salary which is competitive in the region and is negotiable based on the chosen 
candidate’s qualifications and experience. Also available is an excellent benefits package. Residency 
within the City is required within a defined period of time. Candidates who submit a cover letter, résumé 
and salary history along with at least five (5) professional references no later than January 28, 2014, will 
receive primary consideration. Please send application materials to: 
 
John A. Anzivino 
Springsted Incorporated 
1564 East Parham Road 
Richmond, VA 23228 
Fax: (804) 726-9752 
or 
E-Mail: richmond@springsted.com. 
 
For a complete profile of the position please visit: www.springsted.com. 
 
The City of Hartford, Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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