Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director

Municipal/State Openings

Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director

Watertown, CT

Posting Date: April 17, 2018
Closing Date: Until filled

Town Overview back to top

The town of Watertown, Connecticut is seeking an experienced, dynamic, critical thinker who has the essential financial knowledge and skills to be its next Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director.

Watertown was incorporated in 1780. It is approximately 29.8 square miles in size with an estimated population of 21,661 according to the 2000 census. The Town is a quasi-rural and suburban community. Watertown is served by both the Watertown and Oakville Post Offices, as Oakville is part of the Town of Watertown.

State and federal roads connect Watertown to surrounding towns and more distant areas of the State. US Route 6 crosses through the center of Watertown. Route 262 connects to Route 8 which is a multi-lane north-south highway. Route 6 intersects with Route 63, which intersects with Interstate 84. The connections link Watertown with Danbury, Hartford and areas along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Position Overview back to top

The new Watertown Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director will need to enjoy being a “working” leader; which will require the ability to involve his/herself in all detailed aspects of municipal finance while being steadfastly strategic. Responsibilities include preparation of the annual budget, fund management, control functions such as authorizing expenditures for all Town funds, and approving all purchases and accounts payable activities. Coordinates personnel recruitment, compiles and writes a variety of reports and correspondence. Serves as Town Manager in cases of extended absence of the Town Manager. May participate on the collective bargaining negotiating team and analyze proposal for financial impact.

Qualifications back to top

Experience with computer based accounting applications required. Prior experience with transitioning a team to a new accounting software system a plus. The desired candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration, economics or related field and seven to ten years of increasingly responsible experience as a senior level public finance manager or private sector executive. A Master’s degree and/or CPA, although not required, is preferred.

How to Apply back to top

Watertown has retained CCM Executive Search to fill this position. All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential until an appropriate time in the selection process. The position will be open until filled; however, resumes will start to be reviewed as they are received. To be considered, send your resume and salary requirements to mcses@ccm-ct.org. For more information, please click here.