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Budget Director

Company: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Under broad supervision of the Chief Fiscal Officer, the BudgetDirector is responsible for the development of the Town's operating budget. TheBudget Director performs and develops financial, budgetary and reconciliationanalyses in the preparation of charts, graphs, statements and spreadsheets forreporting and presentation purposes. Responsibilities include, but arenot limited to, performing bank reconciliation and other account reconciliationfunctions, researching and analyzing financial data for accuracy and integrity,assisting with grant administration and the Town's debt management program, andpreparing and filing annual census of financial data with the federalgovernment. The essential duties listed below are intended only asillustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. Theomission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from theposition if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. -- Complies andcoordinates financial data under general supervision of the Chief FiscalOfficer and/or Controller for analysis or reconciliation purposes -- Prepares highlycomplex and extensive financial, statistical and narrative reports forbudget--and--financial reporting purposes, some of which may be of aconfidential nature -- Develops complexspreadsheets and various schedules, charts and tables of financial and budgetinformation -- Assists in the annualaudit process and the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reportunder the direction of the Chief Fiscal Officer and/or Controller -- Prepares and filesannual census of financial data with the federal government -- Applies principles ofaccounting to analyze financial information -- Researches and analyzesfinancial data to ensure accuracy and integrity of data including revenue andexpenditure trends for all Town fund types for Quarterly Reporting to variousBoards -- Coordinates thedevelopment of the Town operating budget--and assists with the developmentof town capital improvement plan, including analysis,spreadsheets,--various documents and presentations -- Performs bankreconciliation and other account reconciliation functions; coordinate financialinput and tracking of information between Town departments -- Evaluates andstreamlines processes for efficiencies and improvements to internal controls -- Assists with themanagement and reporting of the Town's debt management program; preparation ofthe Official Statement and adherence to Secondary Market disclosure and IRScompliance requirements -- Coordinatesdevelopment of Town operating budget and assists with development of towncapital improvement plan and assists with, including analysis, spreadsheets,various documents and presentations -- Assist with grantadministration under the direction of the Chief Fiscal Officer and/orController -- Maintains accountingrecords, reconciles to third party administrator, as applicable, and preparesfinancial reports for Internal Service, Pension and Other Post EmploymentBenefit (OPEB) Trust Funds -- Analyzes andcoordinated reporting for Self-Insurance Reserve fund with health careproviders -- Develop and maintain acomprehensive 5-year financial plan for the Town -- Reports all townexpenses for ED 001 reporting -- Attends all required meetings,including evening Board of Finance and RTM meetings -- Works on specialprojects and other routine tasks to the financial statements of the Town asrequired for Chief Fiscal Officer of Controller -- Provides back up forthe Controller and Accounting activities as required -- Continue training andprofessional development and keep current with trends -- Assist otherdepartment staff as needed to promote a team effort to serve the public Qualifications The minimum qualifications of this position are a Bachelor'sDegree in Finance, Accounting or a closely related field and two (2) years ofexperience, OR an Associate Degree in Finance, Accounting or a relatedfield. An equivalent combination of appropriate education and/orexperience will be considered when deemed sufficient to perform the duties ofthe position.
A background in Accounting or Finance is highly preferred. -- Workingknowledge--of MUNIS -- Ability to applygeneral accounting principles; analyze financial results; monitor financialvariances and trends -- Ability to acquireworking knowledge of regulations and legal requirements in areas of assignmentsas applicable -- Ability to relatepositively to staff members and the general public, including excellentcustomer service skills -- Ability to create andmaintain records of a complex nature and to organize data and prepare reports,graphs and charts in a clear and concise manner -- Ability to transmitinformation in a clear and concise manner -- Ability to operateoffice and computer equipment -- Ability to createcomplex spreadsheets, charts and analyses through strong Microsoft Officeskills,--including Advanced Excel, Intermediate PowerPoint, and Word -- Work under thedirection of the Chief Fiscal Officer -- Administrative andfinancial work performed moderately noisy office with occasional interruptionsfrom municipal staff, outside vendors, and public officials to deal withrelated issues--and problems; drive to various regional, state, town orprofessional meetings under possible adverse weather conditions, includingextreme hot and cold -- Operation of a motorvehicle, cellular and other telephone, personal computer, copier, facsimilemachine, and other office equipment required

Keywords: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut, Fairfield , Budget Director, Accounting, Auditing , Fairfield, California

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