Comptroller/CFO/Finance Director

Organization: City of New Haven, CT
Salary: The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

New Haven is both steeped in history and booming with creativity and innovation. New Haven is the socio-economic center of southern Connecticut, and the hub of innovation driving southern New England’s economic resurgence. The City is home to Yale University, a global academic powerhouse, and to Yale-New Haven Health, a leader in patient health care. These centers of excellence are the economic base for mature companies and innovative startups in technology, precision medicine, bioscience, food, and advanced manufacturing across the region. New Haven increasingly functions as one large business incubator and accelerator for dozens of biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Centrally located between New York and Boston, New Haven offers high-quality transit connections to major markets with far lower costs of living and doing business. Along with the panache of a big city, New Haven features a dense and compact urban form and high-quality offerings in arts, culture, and tourism. New Haven is known for its food scene, recreational opportunities including beach, parks, hiking and bike trails. These assets are coupled with the passion of residents and the value of place that people who live and work both Downtown and in the many neighborhoods feel about the City. In no uncertain terms, working together, these economic forces sustain a growing, increasingly diverse and vibrant community. New Haven is one of the most attractive small cities in the country in which to work, live and visit. The City’s diversity, various types of neighborhoods, culture, arts, lower housing cost for Connecticut and engaging citizenry makes it the place for everyone.

Summary of Job Description
The position of City Controller is established by the City Charter and is appointed by the Mayor for a 4 year term. Work involves the management and administration of the City’s Department of Finance Operations including overseeing the Tax Collection Office, Tax Assessment Office, Purchasing Office, Treasury and Debt Management, Accounting, Payroll, Internal Audit, Risk Management and Workers Compensation claims. The Controller needs to ensure that the City Budget is expended in accordance with the adopted budget developed by the Mayor and Budget Director and approved by the Board of Alders. The Finance Department in conjunction with the Office of Management and Budget must maintain the general fund, special funds and the capital funds and make presentation on the City financial picture to the Mayor and Board of Alders.

The qualifications required would generally be met with graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a bachelor in the field of accounting, finance, public administration, business administration or related field, with a preference for a graduate degree in a similar field; with at least 5-8 years of high- level experience in government finance administration. Knowledge of public finance administration, accounting, pension administration, risk management, financial software, supervision experience, public speaking experience, are very important for this position. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.

Compensation and Application Process
Beginning salary DOQ’s supplemented by an excellent benefit package.
 Benefits provided in accordance to Executive Management Plan—includes 4 options of Health Insurance Plans for employee & family with a PPO at 25% to a High Deduction Plan at 10% for premium share—Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (401a) with the City Contribution of 7.5%. Deferred Comp. Plan available for additional employee contributions
 Vacation Days—20; Sick Days—15 with accrual up to 150 days; Personal Days—2; Holidays—12
 Appointed by the Mayor for a 4 year term (Salary Range $ $73,560-$132,920)

New Haven is an AA/EOE employer –Residency required within 6 months of hire date

If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Ms. Randi Frank, if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Frank.
Ms. Randi Frank, Randi Frank Consulting, LLC, 7700 Hoover Way, Louisville, KY 40219 203-213-3722

Position available immediately and will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill the position as soon as possible, so a quick response is strongly recommended. Ms. Frank will screen resumes as they arrive. Well qualified applicants will immediately be asked to complete a comprehensive supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, early applicants will have more time to complete the questionnaire.

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