GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the general supervision of the Town Supervisor and the Town Board, is responsible for the fiscal management of Town Finances in accordance with established accounting principles and requirements of relevant laws and rules; does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The person in this position is responsible for the fiscal management of the Town’s finances. This responsibility includes the prescription and application of procedures in the auditing of financial accounts, examination of claims and receipts, the authorization of payment of claims and preparation for payrolls for all employees of the Town. In addition, is responsible for the administration of the Town’s Worker’s Compensation program and Employee Benefits program. The Town Comptroller is under the general supervision of the Town Supervisor and the Town Board, and is subject to direct audit by the State Comptroller.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)
Prepares and executes the Town budget;
Maintains the accounting, financial reporting, accounts receivable and accounts payable functions and develops and implements accounting policies and systems to assure timely, accurate and meaningful financial analysis and reporting, and proper disposition of all claims for payment by the Town including proper funds disbursement;
Plans short and long-term financing of capital projects and consults with bank officials and bonding attorneys;
Operates and maintains a payroll system in order to ensure that employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner;
Confers and consults with Town officials on formulation of Town fiscal policies;
Undertakes special financial studies for the Town Board;
Makes short and long-term financial projections based on studies undertaken;
Interprets statistical and financial statements and renders reports and opinions of same to the Town Board;
Provides efficient and effective office management;
Advises other departments on proper accounting procedures.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITES AND ATTRIBUTES:
Good knowledge of the law as it pertains to towns in the State of New York; good knowledge of public financial and accounting practices and methods involved in receipt, investment, and disbursement of municipal funds; ability to present ideas effectively, either orally or in writing; ability to supervise a staff of administrative, accounting and clerical employees; a high degree of integrity; good judgment; sound work ethics. Experience with KVS municipal software programs, general ledger procurement software and workflow software.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a standard high school course or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either (a) graduation from a recognized college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or allied field and 8 years of accounting experience, three of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or (b) graduation from a Master’s program in any of the fields listed in (a) and four years of experience as stated in (a) including the three years of specialized experience; or (c) a satisfactory equivalent combination of the foregoing training and experience.
Send, fax or e:mail resume, including salary history, to Town of Yorktown, Attn: Human Resources, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, FAX (914) 962-0326 or e:mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Equal Opportunity Employer.