TOWN OF GLASTONBURY
DEPARTMENT: Administrative Services: Financial
REPORTS TO: Director of Finance and Administrative
direction of the Director of Finance and Administrative Services, incumbent
oversees financial activities such as planning, investment, accounting,
accounts payable/receivable and payroll,
routine accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable,
and payroll. Supervises the daily
activities of employees, provides performance feedback both formally and
informally, interprets and enforces policies and procedures and communicates
investment activities; Monitors cash flow, manages bank accounts and makes
investment decisions. Ensures that all financial assets of the Town meet the
Townís investment portfolio policies and procedures, governed by State of
Connecticut statutes. Adheres to primary
objectives of each investment transaction:
to protect principal, followed by maintaining sufficient liquidity to
meet cash flow needs, and attain the maximum yield possible, taking into
account, the investment risk constraints and cash flow requirements.
financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts,
and reports required by regulatory agencies.
and reconciles general ledger. Prepares journal entries for non-routine
transactions, prepares non-routine bank deposits and transmittals. Performs
internal audit of departmental expenditures upon request.
Board of Education revenues and expenditures with Town Records.
internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as
budget administration, cash and credit management, accounting and payroll.
capital projects reporting and cash flow requirements; monitors grant reporting
and assists in processing funding requests
operations and goals with other departments and government agencies. Coordinates unit operations and the personnel
necessary for project objectives and programs.
current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state
policies and directives, and current accounting standards.
Board of Finance meetings and serves as liaison in absence of Director of
Finance and Administrative services.
as primary system administrator for municipal accounting software.
in responding to inquiries from and requirements issued by the State and other
in development of annual budget and related financial analyses.
other Departments (e.g. support initiatives, cross-train and provide
back-fill), as required.
6. Performs other
related duties as required.
confidentiality of records and information as appropriate
safe work practices
the Town in a professional and courteous manner at all times
attends and is punctual for work
Knowledge of municipal accounting and
financial analysis principles and practices
Knowledge of public administration principles
and practices as applied to a financial administration unit
Knowledge of economic conditions, and
Knowledge of data processing as applied to an
accounting and financial management system.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Ability to administer policies and procedures,
including planning, financial management, decision-making, and report
development and writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with coworkers, banks, other governmental agencies and
the general public
Ability to prioritize multiple
responsibilities and operate under stringent time constraints
Willingness to assist other
departments/divisions with projects and initiatives
The work is
generally performed in an office environment, where the employee may sit
comfortably; may carry light items such as papers, books or small parts.
Able to perform
manipulative skills which require hand-eye coordination such as keyboarding
Ability to see
objects closely as in reading print, or viewing a computer screen
Ability to pay
attention to detail and concentrate for sixty (60) minutes or more with
frequent interruptions, remember multiple assignments given over long periods
of time, and understand the theories behind several related concepts
MINIMUM TRAINING AND
Degree in Accounting or related field and five (5) years of directly related
Degree in Accounting or related field and four (4) years of directly related
1. CPA, preferred.
NOTE: The above description is illustrative of tasks
and responsibilities. It is not meant to
be all inclusive of every task and responsibility. Incumbent must be able to perform essential
duties with or without reasonable accommodation.