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Position: Finance Director
Municipality:Town of Burlington
Close Date:1/10/2020

Notice of Open Position



Position: Finance Director – Full-Time

Department: Accounting Department


The Finance Director provides accounting and budgeting services to the Town. Assists in developing and maintaining the Town budget, and advises the Board of Finance, Board of Selectmen and the First Selectman on all Town accounting and financial information. Administers all Grants received for the Town. Oversees and administers employee payroll, health & welfare benefit programs, retirement and other insurance programs in a confidential manner.


§  Work closely with First Selectman, Tax Collector, Treasurer, and Assessor to project tax revenues and track expenditures/costs.

§  Develop proposed town budgets by preparing spreadsheets, providing prior years and actual figures and verify accuracy of data; guides and coordinates the entire budgeting process.

§  Responsible for maintaining appropriate records for all disbursements and receipts, including the preparation and posting of all journal entries.

§  Administer capital budget & financing, including review of estimates and debt service impact.

§  Supervises assigned employees including orienting, training and development.

§  Oversees and provides information to employees in regard to insurance, pension, worker’s compensation, budgets, payroll and other employee benefits.

§  Attend Board of Finance meetings and is responsible to keep the Board of Finance informed of all budgetary issues or matters that may arise, as well as provide regular reports accordingly; assist with meeting minutes.

§  Attend Board of Selectmen meetings as needed.


Qualifications & Competencies:

§  Bachelor’s degree required; concentration in accounting, finance or business is preferred.

§  Five to ten years of accounting, auditing or fiscal management experience in a municipal setting or a non-profit organization is preferred.

§  Considerable knowledge of government accounting and practices and their application to municipal finances is preferred.

§  Three years supervisory experience is required.

§  Ability to create and deliver concise written and financial reports and presentations which can be comprehended by both experts and the general public.

§  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and

groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others.


Employment applications may be obtained at Town Hall (phone 860-673-6789 x 1 or e-mail address: selectmensoffice@burlingtonct.us). Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and application to: Town of Burlington, First Selectman’s Office, 200 Spielman Highway, Burlington, CT 06013. EOE/M-F/AA.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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