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Assistant Finance Director

Company: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut
Location: Stratford
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Town of Stratford is currently accepting applicationsfor the position of Assistant Finance Director. GENERAL DESCRIPTION : This position includes highly technical andadministrative work involving responsibility for a broad range of municipalfinance functions. This position performs highly responsibleadministrative work assisting the Director of Finance with development andoversight of financial policy and financial management of the Town; performsprofessional accounting work and maintains accounting and management controlsfor recording, reconciling and reporting investments, receivables, payables,administration employee payroll, revenues and expenditures; oversees theimplementation of the Town's Pension Plans; acts as the Town's Director ofFinance in the absence of the Director of Finance and has the full authoritywhen doing so. SUPERVISION RECEIVED : This position works under the generaldirection of the Director of Finance. EXAMPLE OF DUTIES : Plans, organizes and coordinates workimplementing accounting system and accounting procedures and controls. Assist the Finance Director with selectionand implementation of software and hardware applications to improve theeffectiveness of all aspects of the town's financial management systems. Supervises, verifies and performs work in theareas of accounting, payables, receivables, purchasing and payroll. Oversees administrative pension activitiesand coordinates said activities between the Human Resources Department, PensionBoard and Disability Review Board. Prepares financial statements and reports inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principals. Assists with the preparation of departmentalbudget and other town annual and capital budgets. Establishes and maintains accounting recordsfor special projects, grants and related fiscal matters. Reviews the reconciliation of employeewithholding and FICA payments and preparation of reports for state and federalagencies. Performs internal audits of Town departmentalfinancial operations. Prepares statistical and narrative reportsfor federal, state and Town agencies. Prepares cost estimates and advises Mayor andChief Administrative Officer on economic proposals related to CollectiveBargaining. Hears, adjudicates and resolves grievanceswhich arise under the Director of Finance's jurisdiction within the authoritygranted under collective bargaining agreements and as authorized by the FinanceDirector and Mayor. Includes all other duties as may be assignedby the Director of Finance. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Thorough knowledge of accounting, auditingand financial reporting principles and practices with special emphasis ongovernmental finance and accounting as applied to municipalities; ability toresearch, interpret, and apply GASB pronouncements as applied tomunicipalities; considerable knowledge of modern office methods and practices;considerable knowledge of municipal IT applications; supervisory ability;ability in written and oral expression; ability to comprehend and comply withfederal, state and municipal laws, regulations and financial managementstandards; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshipswith associates and the public. QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor's degree from a recognized collegeor university in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration or aclosely related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experiencein governmental accounting or ten (10) years experience in general accounting,including three (3) years in a supervisory capacity; or a Masters degree and/orcertification as a CPA and three (3) years experience in government accountingor five (5) years experience in general accounting including one (1) year in asupervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Must possess a valid driver's license. May be required to travel short distances onbusiness. May sit at a desk and workcontinuously for extended periods of time. The above list of duties and responsibilitiesare illustrative only and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Applications can be found on the town's website: www.townofstratford.com/humanresources and should besubmitted to the Town of Stratford, Human Resources Department, 2725 MainStreet, Stratford, CT. EOE.

Keywords: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut, Stratford , Assistant Finance Director, Accounting, Auditing , Stratford, Connecticut

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