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Position: Comptroller and Staff Accountant (Positions Filled)
Municipality:Town of New Canaan, CT
Close Date:12/31/2015
Description:
TOWN OF NEW CANAAN
Comptroller


The Town of New Canaan is seeking applicants for the position of Comptroller. The purpose of this position is to analyze and maintain a variety of routine and complex transaction, analytical, administrative, financial and technical records and to assist in preparing, reviewing and maintaining the Townís Operating and Capital Budgets (All Funds). This position performs professional accounting and auditing services enforcing internal accounting controls and compliance with internal and external reporting requirements. The Comptroller is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and managing the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Applicants must have a Masterís degree in accounting or finance or related degree from an accredited college or program and 7 years of experience in accounting, preferably with a municipality or related work experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and work experience which demonstrates the potential for performing the duties of this position. Applicants should possess a strong knowledge of municipal budgeting and government accounting. Applicant should also possess a strong knowledge of balance sheets and bank reconciliations. Candidates should have a working knowledge of GAAP, understand the Government Accounting Standards, and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Experience in Munis financial software is a plus. This position also requires strong communication skills, and the ability to work with all levels of management, external auditors, and the public.

Excellent benefit package and competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background investigation and pre-employment physical required. Equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Complete the online application which can be found at www.newcanaan.info under Job Opportunities and attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references. This position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected.
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Staff Accountant


The Town of New Canaan is seeking applicants for the position of Staff Accountant. This position will be assisting the AP Supervisor in the oversight of the financial position of Town expenses and non-tax levied revenue and for managing revenue collection, billing and bank deposits. The Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting in financial and accounting system processes and standards to ensure timely processing of all vendor and Town payments and billing. Responsibilities include the accuracy, integrity and analysis of all vendor/customer files.

Applicants must have a Bachelorís degree in accounting or finance or related degree from an accredited college or program and 3 years of experience in accounting, preferably with a municipality or related work experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and work experience which demonstrates the potential for performing the duties of this position. Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Experience in Munis financial software is a plus. Position also requires strong communication skills, and the ability to work with the public.

Excellent benefit package and competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background investigation and pre-employment physical required. Equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Complete the online application which can be found at www.newcanaan.info under Job Opportunities and attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references. This position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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