Town Comptroller

Town of Niskayuna   Niskayuna, NY   Full-time
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Salary range $100,530 - $124,229

Niskayuna seeks a creative, forward-thinking municipal professional with the ability to present ideas effectively in a fast paced environment. This position has the responsibility for the overall fiscal management of the Town of Niskayuna’s finances including cash management, claims auditing, insurance package policy and claims administration, purchasing oversight, budgeting, annual NY State reporting, and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles.  The incumbent also develops, administers, and supervises employee benefits, payroll and training and complies with applicable laws, rules and regulations governing personnel and benefits administration. The Town Comptroller is under the general supervision of the Town Board and Supervisor, and subject to direct audits by the State Comptroller and the Town’s designated Independent Accounting Firm.

Examples of Work 

Prepares and executes the Town budget and Capital Projects Funds; Maintains accounting of all Town receipts and disbursements and audits claims; Manages cash and investment of idle funds to maximize interest earnings; Confers and consults with Town officials on formulation of Town fiscal policies; Undertakes special financial studies and makes financial projections for the Town Board; Interprets statistical and financial statement; renders reports and opinions of same to Town Board; Administers employee payroll, benefits, staff recruitment and development; Develops annual budget proposal for personal services and benefits;  Oversees payroll certifications with and serves as the administrative contact person for Civil Service; Assists in the administration of collective bargaining agreements and assists in the negotiation of contracts; Administers health, dental, vision, and workers’ compensation insurance plans; Advises departments on proper purchasing and accounting procedures;  Advises departments on optional NY State Contract providers and other cooperative arrangements;  Participates with Financial Advisor and Bond Attorney regarding the sale of Serial Bonds and Notes; Oversees the issuance of Federal or State Financial reports; Compiles and submits the Annual Update Document to the NY State; Manages package insurance policy and claims; Participates in the Safety Committee and interfaces with loss control representative; Performs internal audits of various town departments; Periodically performs physical inventories throughout the Town; Periodically bids package insurance policies and independent audit services;   Does related work as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attributes:

Working knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations as pertains to towns in the State of New York; working knowledge of financial and accounting practices and methods involved in the receipt, working knowledge of investments and disbursement of municipal funds, ability to present ideas effectively, either orally or in writing; working knowledge of the principles and practices of public human resources administration including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, job analysis, benefits administration, labor relations, training and relevant local, state and federal regulations; a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices relating to human resources, and NYS Civil Service law; ability to supervise a staff of administrative, accounting and clerical employees; a high degree of integrity; good judgment. The ability to effectively work with and deal with a variety of employees from different departments and municipalities; ability to supervise and elicit the cooperation of others; strong ability to compose reports, memorandum, and other correspondence; strong ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations; strong strategic and operational planning skills and problem solving skills; excellent conflict management skills, interpersonal skills, and overall leadership skills. 

Minimum Qualifications:

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field. A master’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of governmental accounting experience which shall have included progressive leadership or supervisory responsibilities is preferred. Experience as a Comptroller and working knowledge of municipal accounting systems (i.e. Munis) is a plus.  Any combination of training or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability will be considered.

Qualified Applicants should send cover letter and resume to

The Town of Niskayuna will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and/or mental disability, criminal record, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law

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Town of Niskayuna

Niskayuna, NY