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Position: Assistant Director of Finance
Close Date:6/7/2019

Town of Clinton

Job Title: Assistant Finance Director

Full Time:  35 hours

Department: Finance

Salary Grade: per Supervisors Union

Revision Date: 4/17/2019

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):


Position Overview

This is a highly responsible position involving the operation and administration of treasury and accounting finance functions for the Town.


Job Responsibilities

Treasury Functions

·         Manages all Town bank accounts

·         Maintains banking relationships with financial institutions,

·         Determines weekly cash needs based on Town and BOE AP/ Payroll and required debt requirements. 

·         Prepares weekly cash forecasts for management and makes necessary cash transfers among accounts.

·         Monitors and wires debt payments.


Grant administration:

·         Monitors expense reimbursement for Town grants including the maintenance of all required supporting documentation.  Responsible for tracking grant reimbursements and forecasting future grant receipts.

·         Works with appropriate personnel on administration of overall grant compliance.


Accounting Functions

·         Responsible for overall maintenance of Town general ledger, including the preparation and recording of monthly journal entries, monitoring of department balances versus budget and preparing account analyses as required.

·         Assists with in house support for accounting system, (adding new users, accounts etc).

·         Assists with Annual Audit.

·         Administers Town police pension plan

·         Is part of the committee that manages the Town’s worker’s compensation claims and OSHA reporting. 



  • Proven ability to effectively work with people to administer the activities of a municipal Finance Department
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, auditors, financial institutions, officials of other agencies, elected officials, and the general public.
  • Considerable knowledge of effective internal controls including the ability to initiate and implement improvements to existing financial operating systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of municipal accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, auditing, and purchasing, including the ability to develop short- and long-term financial operating and cash forecasts;
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations and Town Charter provisions governing municipal financial management;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.



  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration;
  • Master’s degree or CPA desirable.


NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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