of West Hartford
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY
Application Deadline: Salary Range:
a sufficient pool of applicants is received $109,408
- $136,812 (eff. 7/1/16)
review: Friday, June 7, 2019
Reporting to the Director of
Financial Services, the primary responsibility of this position is to manage
and supervise the budget, accounting, capital financing, and investment
functions for the Town of West Hartford and West Hartford Board of
Responsible for ongoing accounting
operations and financial management for all funds in conformance with generally
accepted accounting principles including general fund, capital projects fund,
trust and agency funds, and special revenue funds.
Supervises accounts receivable,
payroll system, the maintenance of accurate, timely records and accounts, and
the preparation of various reports, monitoring financial results, and year-end
payroll and other tax reports.
Prepares the Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report (CAFR), Official Statement (OS), the Risk Management fund
financial report, various other operating statements, and accounting and
financial reports. Responsible for
maintaining Certification of Excellence in Financial Reporting for GFOA for
CAFR. Prepares special or extended
reports as may be requested by the Director of Financial Services.
· Assists in the development, production and adoption of the
annual Town operating, capital budgets and Special Revenue Funds, including
assisting department representatives in developing and reviewing budget
requests for conformance with established guidelines.
· Assists in the preparation and execution of debt financing
and preparation of official statements and credit rating presentations.
Responsible for planning and
implementing a timely process for completing the fiscal year-end audit, the
calendar year pension audits, and Federal and State Single Audits and
maintaining effective working relationships with auditors.
Performs such management duties of
subordinate professional, technical and clerical staff as scheduling,
assigning, overseeing and reviewing work.
Establishes and clarifies performance expectations, conducts performance
evaluations, facilitates employee development, and makes recommendations on
hiring decisions and personnel actions.
Applies and administers established
personnel policies and procedures, enforces the provisions of collective
bargaining agreements, hears and makes decisions regarding grievances, and
participates in labor/management conferences.
Maintains effective working
relationships with representatives of other Town departments, banking
institutions, auditors, and consultants from other financial institutions. Acts as focal point for outside financial
reporting and communications.
Recommends revisions of financial
procedures, forms, account classifications and statements, prepares balance
sheets, bond schedules and other financial statements and reports. Operates the check disbursement system and
maintains custody of check stock.
Maintains financial control over subsidiary accounts.
Responsible for designing,
implementing and maintaining a system of internal accounting controls and
ensuring the accuracy of accounting transactions and recordkeeping.
Identifies and meets the financial
and accounting information needs of various Town departments and other
entities, and designs and utilizes various forecasting and planning models
including the Capital Financing Model.
Makes recommendations to the
Director of Financial Services regarding Town short-term and long-term
investments and strategies to maximize the Town earnings within acceptable risk
parameters and may be delegated full authority for day to day management of the
investment program. Prepares and reviews
Consults with the Director of
Financial Services in planning and organizing for fiscal management. Manages implementation of division budget by
authorizing approved expenditures.
May act for the Director of
Financial Services when the incumbent is absent and represents the Town and/or
the Director of Financial Services as authorized.
Additional Job Responsibilities
Evaluates current practices and
installs or proposes procedural or organizational changes to the Director of
Develops and provides staff training
and development to assure proper methods and practices.
Promotes a customer orientation in
the work group and in the department.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Mastery of the generally accepted
accounting principles and procedures for state and local governments, including
all pronouncements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Considerable knowledge of
principles, practices and techniques of municipal finance, budgeting, and
accounting related to the preparation, execution and monitoring of budgets,
capital programs and special revenue funds.
Knowledge of municipal finance laws,
requirements and procedures.
Information technology skills
including spreadsheet and data base software and the ability to use complex
financial management software to develop and analyze macro’s and financial
Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with subordinate staff, other Town officials
and the general public.
Thorough knowledge of accounting
theory, principles and practices and their application to a variety of
accounting transactions and problems, with particular reference to governmental
Knowledge of laws and regulations
governing Town finance administration specifically including GASB and GAAP.
Ability to perform complex financial
analysis of policy issues and options, long-range projections and financial
Ability to analyze and evaluate
accounting problems, to develop pertinent financial data in the preparation of
reports and statements, and design and implement practical solutions.
Ability to develop and analyze proforma,
balance sheets, long term financial models, capital financing plans, and make
detailed and accurate forecasts.
Ability to plan, organize and
complete multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Ability to create a productive work
environment and effectively supervise the work of professional, technical and
Ability to express oneself clearly
and concisely, orally and in writing and the ability to describe and interpret
various financial and accounting data to non-financial individuals and the
general public in a clear, concise and understandable manner.
Ability to prepare and present
written and verbal presentations with clarity and logic.
is performed primarily in a business office setting subject to occasional
interruptions and background noise.
Individual works with a high degree of independence and
self-supervision. Manages and
coordinates multiple priorities adhering to established time frames and
performance standards. Must be able to work under stress from demanding
deadlines and changing priorities and conditions. Occasional interactions with people to
determine needs. Must be mobile, able to push/pull
light objects, occasionally lift objects up to 20 pounds. Must be able to perform such tasks as
writing, filing, typing, using a calculator, and skills which require hand-eye
coordination such as using a typewriter or computer. Must be able to sit for prolonged
periods. Has contact with the employees,
representatives of other town departments, members of Town Council, state and
federal agencies, banking and other financial services representatives, vendors
and the public. Must be able to
concentrate on fine details with occasional interruption, attend to tasks/functions
for more than forty-five to sixty (45-60) minutes at a time, remember multiple
assignments given over long periods of time, and understand the theories behind
several related concepts. Must be able
to communicate in English and be understood clearly; hearing requirements
include the ability to effectively interact with customers in person or by
telephone. May be exposed to dust,
fluctuations in inside temperatures and electro-magnetic radiation as in
computer screens. Reviews and analyzes computer generated reports and documents. Attendance required at meetings outside the
normal business day on an occasional and usually scheduled basis.
Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration from an
accredited four-year college or university; plus eight (8) years of experience
in professional governmental accounting work; at least two (2) years of which
should be in a supervisory capacity; or any combination of education and
experience deemed equivalent by the Executive Director of Human Resources. CPA and experience with MUNIS financial
system preferred, but not required.
Weight Passing Score
Board Examination 100% 70%
The Town reserves the
right to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to any portion of the
selection process. Telephone screening interviews may be
conducted. Candidates must achieve a
passing score of 70% on the Oral Board examination to have their name placed on
the Eligible List for the position. Candidates’
names will be placed on the Eligible List in accordance with their oral board
individual appointed to this position must satisfactorily complete a one (1) year
may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources page of the Town of West
Hartford website under “Jobs” at www.westhartfordct.gov. To meet the initial applicant review date, applications
should be completed and submitted no later than Friday, June 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted until a
sufficient pool of qualified candidates is identified.
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY
The Town of West
Hartford shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex,
national origin, physical disability or sexual orientation. The Department of Human Resources provides
reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
If you require an accommodation in the application or testing process,
please contact the Human Resources Department.
Equal Opportunity Employer