Director of Finance – Town of Mansfield, CT
The Town of
Mansfield is seeking a full-time Director of Finance to oversee the financial
management for the Town, Board of Education, and Region School District 19.
The Town of
Mansfield is a vibrant and diverse community in Tolland County is known for its
excellent public schools, community-wide events, parks and preserves, protected
open spaces, agriculture, responsive and professional government, and being
home to the main campus of the University of Connecticut. Mansfield has an
inclusive and progressive government with an engaged community.
In total, the Town
including the Board of Education and Region School District 19 employs
approximately 1,000 staff members, both part-time and full-time. Our
departments and offices include Animal Control, Assessor, Building &
Housing, Fire & Emergency Services, Facilities, Human Resources, Human
Services, Information Technology, Parks & Recreation, Planning &
Development, Public Library, Public Works, Registrar of Voters, Town Clerk,
Town Manager, and Finance. In addition, the Town partners with the Mansfield
Downtown Partnership, Eastern Highlands Health District, the Mansfield
Discovery Depot, and the Connecticut State Police Resident Trooper Program.
The Town of
Mansfield has an excellent bond rating of AA from S & P. The overall budget
for the Town and schools is approximately $55,000,000.
The Director of Finance
position is a shared services position responsible for the overall financial
management of the Town of Mansfield, Mansfield Board of Education, and Regional
District 19. The Finance Director
provides centralized financial management services and reports for the Town of Mansfield
and the Mansfield Board of Education.
The position is responsible for the financial management services and
reports for: Regional District 19, Eastern Highlands Health District, Mansfield
Downtown Partnership, and Mansfield Discovery Depot. The Director of Finance
coordinates work with the Town Manager, Superintendent of Schools, and other
agencies/departments as indicated. The
position reports to the Town Manager with responsibilities to the
Superintendents of Schools.
would include administering financial management programs such as accounting
and financial reporting budgeting, payroll, information technology, purchasing
& cash management, grant applications, tax collection, assessment, risk
management, audits and reporting. The Director of Finance is responsible for
directing contract bids and negotiations. This position additionally serves as
the purchasing agent and staffs the Town Council’s Finance Committee.
(For a complete list of job duties,
please see attached job description.)
The Town of
Mansfield seeks an experienced and collaborative professional. Overall, the
ideal candidate would possess the following:
Financial knowledge and skills. The
successful candidate will be someone who possesses a comprehensive knowledge of
general laws and administrative policies governing municipal and school
financial practices and procedures. They will have the ability to evaluate
complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting
methods, procedures, forms and records. The ideal candidate will possess
in-depth knowledge and experience with coordinating preparation of operating
Communication skills. The Town seeks
a Director with strong written and oral communication skills as well as the
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
associates, state and regional governmental officials, and the general public.
The ideal candidate would have presentation skills as well as the ability to
· Organization and management skills. The
Town seeks an individual who is very organized as well as detail-oriented. This
position oversees various entities with varying needs, and the ideal candidate
will be able to keep their projects organized as well as prioritize
accordingly. A successful individual will have experience and expertise with
project management and supervising.
A successful candidate for this position will have a
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration,
supplemented by a Master’s degree in business administration or related field
as well as extensive experience in public finance administration. Consideration
may be given to equivalent experience and training. Five plus years of
increasingly responsible experience in municipal government accounting,
including at least two (2) years of supervisory experience is required. A
successful candidate should have the ability to obtain and maintain within one year
of employment the School Business Manager Certification SDE 085.
The salary for this position is $118,535 - $149,740 dependent
upon experience and qualifications. The Town of Mansfield offers a comprehensive
employee benefits program which includes medical, dental, vision, life
insurance, and an employee wellness program that includes a discount membership
to the Town’s Community Center. Retirement benefits are offered through the
State of Connecticut’s Municipal Employees Retirement System (CMERS) along with
the voluntary option to participate in a 457(B) or ROTH plan through ICMA-RC.
How to Apply:
To learn more and submit an application, please go
no later than March 27, 2020 at 12pm. Applicants must submit a cover letter and
resume with their application.
anticipated start date for this position is July 2020.