TOWN OF FAIRFIELD
applications for the
CHIEF FISCAL OFFICER
July 9, 2020
The purpose of this position is to provide strategic management of the
Town’s municipal finances and to develop, manage, administer, supervise, and
direct the programs and activities of the Finance Department in the areas of
accounting, policy, internal controls and procedures, operating and capital
budget development and monitoring, investment management, debt management,
audit, purchasing, and Information Technology.
The essential functions or duties listed
below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may
be performed. The omission of specific
statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is
similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Plan, organize, administer and direct the
operations of the Finance Department in the functional areas of accounting
policy, internal controls and procedures, operating and capital budget
development and monitoring, investment and debt management, audit, pension management,
purchasing, relationships with ratings agencies, and Assessor’s and Tax
Develop, evaluate and administer department
financial and purchasing policies and procedures; develop short term and long
range goals and objectives; review and evaluate effectiveness of financial
policies and internal controls.
Monitor cash flow and investments; manage,
administer and supervise accounting office and staff, receivables, payables,
bank statement reconciliation, accounts and funds; prepare weekly and monthly
financial and budgetary reports to monitor expenditures and revenues; present
Monitor federal and state regulations applicable
to department services and insure compliance by staff on things such as GASB
rules and accounting policies.
Responsible for debt and treasury management of
all town funds; oversee bonding process, development of bond official
statement, meet with rating agencies and work with financial advisors and bond
counsel; oversee and develop investment policies.
Responsible for preparation, review and
presentation of the Annual Town Operating and Capital Budgets to the First
Selectwoman, Board of Finance, Board of Selectman, and RTM.
Coordinate year-end financial audit for the
town; prepare various financial statements, schedules and spreadsheets for use
in supporting documentation for external auditors.
Responsible for financial management of employee
pension plans and OPEB.
Work with pension advisors and Joint Retirement
Board in evaluating fund performance; oversee pension benefits and work with
actuary to develop pension and post retirement benefit valuations and GASB
disclosures. Give presentations to the
Board of Selectman, Board of Finance, and RTM as required.
Serve as a voting member of the Police and Fire
Retirement Board and a member of the Retirement Investment Board.
Oversee purchasing function through active
participation in review of bids and resulting contracts; serve on capital
projects committees and Energy Committee to determine appropriate methods to
purchase fuel, electricity, etc.
Serve as part of management negotiation team for
collective bargaining; responsible for calculation of costs related to salary
Oversee the Assessor and Tax Collector and
assist them in coordinating their services and handling policy issues.
Develop department policies and procedures;
assign, train and supervise staff; consult with Human Resources on personnel
actions such as hiring, termination, and discipline;
Ensure that the Budget Director prepares,
administers and monitors operating budgets; present budgets to the First
Selectwoman, Board of Selectman, Board of Finance, and RTM.
Submit oral and written reports to the First
Selectwoman, Board of Selectman, Board of Finance, RTM, boards and commissions,
and state and federal agencies.
Oversee and assist the IT director in the
strategic efforts relating to the Information Technology functions.
Perform similar or related work as required,
directed or as situations dictate.
Continue training and professional development
and keep current with trends.
Assist other department staff as needed to
promote a team effort to serve the public.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a certified or licensed public
accountant or otherwise have experience in the financial field
Work under the direction of the First
Directly supervise Controller, Purchasing
Director, Internal Auditor, Budget Director, Assessor, Tax Collector and
Director of Information Technology
Indirectly supervise all Finance Department
Administrative and financial work performed in
moderately noisy office with occasional interruptions from municipal staff,
outside vendors, and public officials to deal with related issues and problems;
drive to various regional, state, town or professional meetings under possible
adverse weather conditions, including extreme hot and cold.
Operation of a motor vehicle, cellular and other
telephone, personal computer, copier, facsimile machine, and other standard
office equipment required.
All interested candidates should submit a completed Town of
Fairfield Employment Application, along with resume and cover letter:
Town of Fairfield
Human Resources Department
Sullivan Independence Hall
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824