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Position: Director of Finance
Close Date:5/29/2020


Finance Director


The Town of Essex is currently accepting applications for the position of a full-time Finance Director. 


Position:  The Finance Director works under the general direction of the First Selectman to plan, develop, coordinate, and manage the Town’s fiscal controls and activities which entail the application of accounting principles and practices, and administration of payroll, budgeting, financial planning and reporting, grants, audit, cash management, and additional duties as required.  Assists the First Selectman in preparing the annual operating and capital improvements budgets and messages.  Advises the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance regarding fiscal matters.  Candidate must be able to perform complex accounting, fiscal transactions and review work in the establishment and maintenance of the Town’s fiscal records. 


Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, or Public Administration (CPA or Master’s degree preferred) or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government accounting, including one to two years of supervisory experience.  Experience with Munis accounting software preferred.    Must be eligible for bonding in accordance with Connecticut State Statutes.  Must possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.


Salary Range:  Minimum of $89,674 to a maximum of $124,310 with benefits, based on applicant’s qualifications and experience.


Schedule:  Must be flexible in their schedule and able to work evenings, and under time pressure.  The successful candidates must be able to meet strict deadlines and exercise a significant amount of judgment. 


To Apply:  Applications and complete job descriptions are available on the Town web site www.essexct.gov or upon request from the Selectmen’s office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed Town of Essex Employment Application.


Closing Date:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should be sent to: 

Selectmen’s Office, Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT  06426.


Norman M. Needleman, First Selectman

Stacia R. Libby, Selectman

Bruce M. Glowac, Selectman


April 8, 2020


This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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