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Close Date:1/31/2019

Town of Portland, Connecticut

33 East Main Street § P.O. Box 71 § Portland, CT 06480-0071

www.portlandct.org § Phone: (860) 342-6715 § Fax: (860) 342-6714

Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

Office of the First Selectwoman


Accounting Coordinator

Town of Portland, CT (EOE)

35 hours per week

Deadline: January 31, 2019


This is a responsible accounting position that requires maintaining a complete set of all financial ledgers for all funds.  The work requires good knowledge, skill and ability in municipal accounting.  Works under the supervision of the Finance Director.


Sample Duties:

  • Maintains general ledgers and subsidiary ledgers; prepares journal entries (including interfunding), posts journal entries through the Town's computer systems.  Prepares monthly trial balance.
  • Maintains bank accounts, moves money to investment accounts and deposits monies received from all departments except tax collector’s; reconciles bank statements by imputing data into a computerized financial management system.
  • Reconciles School Lunch Fund and Board of Education Grants Funds to Board of Education records.
  • Purchasing agent for the majority of office supplies.
  • Sets up users on financial management system and monitors.
  • Assists the Finance Director.

Qualifications: Associate’s degree in accounting, plus 2 years of progressively responsible bookkeeping or accounting record keeping experience involving the use of a computer (applications such as MS Word and Excel), or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience.


Workweek is 35 hours, flexible hours: work until 7PM Tuesday, off at noon on Friday; starting salary $48,559; MEUI Clerical union position; full benefits package.


Send application & resume to:

First Selectwoman’s Office, P.O. Box 71, Portland, CT 06480-0071



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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