Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director
of Watertown, Connecticut is seeking an experienced, dynamic, critical thinker
who has the essential financial knowledge and skills to be its next Assistant
Town Manager/Finance Director.
was incorporated in 1780. It is
approximately 29.8 square miles in size with an estimated population of 21,661
according to the 2000 census. The Town is a quasi-rural and suburban community.
Watertown is served by both the Watertown and Oakville Post Offices, as
Oakville is part of the Town of Watertown.
State and federal
roads connect Watertown to surrounding towns and more distant areas of the
State. US Route 6 crosses through the center of Watertown. Route 262 connects
to Route 8 which is a multi-lane north-south highway. Route 6 intersects with
Route 63, which intersects with Interstate 84. The connections link Watertown
with Danbury, Hartford and areas along the Massachusetts Turnpike.
The new Watertown Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director will
need to enjoy being a “working” leader; which will require the ability to
involve his/herself in all detailed aspects of municipal finance while being
steadfastly strategic. Responsibilities include preparation of the annual
budget, fund management, control functions such as authorizing expenditures for
all Town funds, and approving all purchases and accounts payable
activities. Coordinates personnel
recruitment, compiles and writes a variety of reports and correspondence. Serves as Town Manager in cases of extended
absence of the Town Manager. May
participate on the collective bargaining negotiating team and analyze proposal
for financial impact. Experience with computer based accounting applications
required. Prior experience with
transitioning a team to a new accounting software system a plus. The desired candidate must have a Bachelor’s
degree in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration,
economics or related field and seven to ten years of increasingly responsible
experience as a senior level public finance manager or private sector
executive. A Master’s degree and/or CPA, although not required, is preferred.
Watertown has retained CCM Executive Search to fill this
position. All inquiries and applications
will be kept confidential until an appropriate time in the selection process.
The position will be open until filled; however, resumes will start to be
reviewed as they are received. To be considered,
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