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  TOWN OF ENFIELD

POSITION VACANCY

  DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Job ID #08-0012

  •           CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday, October 31, 2007
  •          SALARY:  to $104,256
  •          EXPERIENCE & TRAINING:  A Master's degree in public or business administration or a related field from a recognized college or university plus ten (10) years of a broad and progressively responsible financial management experience including at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity or a four (4) year degree from a recognized college or university in financial management or a related field plus twelve (12) years progressively responsible financial management experience including at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity, or any combination of experience and training which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the class.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This is critically responsible administrative work involving the direction of a very broad range of municipal finance functions and the oversight of administration of other Town Departments.

Work involves responsibility for accounting, investing, auditing, budgeting and administrative analysis functions.  Duties include policy setting and recommendation, departmental and municipal planning and the direction and administration of departmental activities.  The position is also involved with making difficult financial decisions.  The work requires that the employee have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of municipal financial management and good knowledge of the administration of all municipal functions.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides direction and issues instructions to the Treasurer, Collector of Revenue, Assessor, Purchasing Assistant and department secretary.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Responsible for directing, participating in and formulating intermediate and long term programs covering such department functions as administration of the financial affairs of the Town, revenue collection, property assessment, purchasing and treasury management, administration of Town's insurance and risk management program and as Director of Finance is the acting purchasing agent and administrator of the Town's pension plans; makes difficult financial management decisions; determines the structure, methodology and functioning of the means for accomplishing objectives and/or programs in accordance with such guides per Town Charter, general laws and Town policies; prepares and submits financial statements and reports to the Town Manager; prepares the official financial reports, including full disclosure statements to rating agencies, bankers, investors and other interested parties; plans and installs new accounting and/or fiscal systems; managing of custody and disburses Town funds and money; assists the Town Manager in the development of the Town's operating budget and capital improvement programs; payroll management; controls Town expenditures, encumbrances and Departmental fund allocations within constraints of adopted budgets; reviews work performance of all employees under the Finance Department; regular and punctual attendance.  Performs related work as required.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Custodian of escrowed development performance bonds, letters of credit, bank passbooks and other modes of instruments; the assessment of property and collection of taxes, special assessments and other revenues; other duties as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computer and other office equipment.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to concentrate on fine detail with some interruption.  Needs to attend to task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time.  Able to understand and relate to specific ideas, generally several at a time and to understand and relate to theories behind several related concepts.  Able to remember task/assignment given to self and others over long periods of time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Extensive knowledge of governmental accounting theory, principles, procedures and practices and their application to municipal finances; considerable knowledge of modern office management, practices and procedures including information processing; extensive ability in the analysis of all available data and making decisions that serve as guides to the development of general fiscal policy; considerable ability to deal with the public, Town officials and associates in a courteous manner.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.

Interested applicants apply by October 31, 2007.  Applications are available on on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose one of the following ways to apply:

(1)  mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082

(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or

(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264. 

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA 

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