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Position: Treasurer / Senior Accountant
Municipality:Town of Stratford
Close Date:7/3/2019
Description:

Senior Accountant/Treasurer

The Town of Stratford is accepting applications to fill the position of Senior Accountant/ Treasurer.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is a very responsible professional accounting position involving the maintenance of records for municipal banking and investment operations, municipal grant expenditures and revenues, preparing trial balances, and financial reports.

 

Work involves responsibility for maintaining accounting records for the collection of current and delinquent revenues and Town income from various sources. Preparing and verifying daily bank deposits, transfers of cash between various bank and investment accounts. Preparing journal entries and reports for the documentation of banking activity. Preparing cash flow forecasts and work papers for the Town's short-term investments.

 

Responsible for maintaining files and accounting records of all town grants, receiving, drawing down and recording grant revenues, posting and reconciling revenues and expenditures, preparing financial reports and other duties as required. Duties include providing input into Town policy, departmental planning and direction. Work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of accounting, grant administration, banking and investments work. Work involves implementing departmental goals and objectives.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

This position works under the direction of the Assistant Director of Finance or Director of Finance.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Plans, organizes and performs work maintaining or implementing Grant accounting systems, procedures and controls.

 

Posts and reconciles general ledgers, trial balances and satisfactorily resolves differences in a timely manner; research, review, analyze, verify and enter· financial transactions into computerized accounting, budgeting, and receivables systems and sub-systems.

 

Verifies and performs work in the areas of investments, revenue collections, receivables, and division payroll.

 

Reviews, interprets and implements relevant laws, regulations and ordinances.

 

Prepares periodic grant reports; receives revenue and/or initiates electronic transfer/draw-downs of grant funds; prepares journal entries and other documentation to post revenue to general ledgers.


May supervise the operations of the division as Acting Assistant Finance Director  and administers and evaluates  employees  engaged in division activities.

 

Prepares financial statements, including supplementary and supporting schedules, and audit work  papers in accordance  with generally accepted accounting  standards.

 

Prepares special purpose financial reports and analyses for use by senior management,  grantors  and other departments  of the Town.

 

Communicates with banks, Town officials and citizens when necessary to provide information and assist with the resolution of problems and complaints.

 

Prepares statistical and narrative reports for federal, state and town agencies.

 

Includes other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Director of  Finance or Director of Finance.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Considerable knowledge of banking and revenue collection procedures. Considerable knowledge  of accounting principles and practices. Considerable knowledge of tax collection laws, regulations and ordinances. Sound knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration. Considerable skill in business mathematics. Considerable skill in oral and written communications. Considerable ability to make decisions within deadlines.

Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working  relationships  with superiors,  associates, subordinates,  banks, other agencies  and the public.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration or a closely related field and two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in governmental accounting, tax or revenue collection; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid  vehicle  driver's  license.  May be required  to  travel short  distances  on business. May sit at a desk and work continuously for extended periods of time.

 

 

THE ABOVE LISTS OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE ILLUSTRATIVE  ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE ALL INCLUSIVE.

 

Salary range is $64,002 - $86,530.

 

http://www.townofstratford.com/content/39832/39846/39917/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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