Job Opening- Finance Commissioner

The City of New Rochelle is seeking an experienced municipal finance professional to be the chief fiscal officer. The Commissioner shall have management and control of the administration of the financial affairs of the City. Compile the current income and expense estimates for the budget, including capital estimates, supervise the collection and disbursement of all moneys, supervise the accounting records, payrolls, preauditing, payment of invoices, financial planning and budgeting, prepare reports for the City Manager and Council, prescribe systems of accounts and records for all administrative departments and officials, audit all claims for payment. 

The Department of Finance has a full-time staff of 22 employees in services areas of Accounting & Treasury, Purchasing & Risk Management, Tax Collection, Assess-ment and General Services. Safeguarding city assets in compliance with NYS Law, City Charter, and Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) is paramount. The incumbent will have demonstrable municipal budg-eting experience, auditing, accounting, and a thorough knowledge of public finance and revenue collection.  Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years’ experi-ence of which 3 must be in a high level management position. Knowledge of public administration with the ability to write and speak effectively is essential in this position. A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or a closely re-lated field. CPA preferred. 

Resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Omar Small, Deputy City Manager/HR Director
Applications are due on May 13, 2016
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New Rochelle, NY
Located nineteen miles from midtown Manhattan, thirty minutes from Grand Central Terminal, direct links to I-95, the Hutchinson River Parkway, and Amtrak, easy access to three major New York airports, miles of shoreline on Long Island Sound, a quick trip to other centers in the region there is no suburban community in metropolitan New York that offers a better combination of transit and travel options.  

In New Rochelle, the intimacy and charm of a small town is combined with the amenities, choices and culture of a sophisticated city.  Residents, business people and visitors alike can savor some of the best-reviewed restaurants in Westchester, while also enjoying artistic expressions in every medium. 

The visual and performing arts are a vital part of New Rochelle’s identity. Seasonal summer concerts are enjoyed on Library Green and at the Hudson Park waterfront bandshell. The New Rochelle Public Library is the second busiest in the county.The City’s commitment to art in public spaces is evident in works such as the “Tapestry of New Rochelle” and “Tidal Song.”  And creative zoning is helping to sustain and expand artists’ and live-work spaces in our downtown. 

New Rochelle is proud of its public and private schools and institutions of higher learning.  The award-winning New Rochelle school district offers a comprehensive education-al program with rigorous academics and diverse programming, a myriad of clubs and activities, and championship sports. 

The high school houses the Museum of Arts and Culture, the only Regents-chartered museum in a school in the State of New York.Three colleges add vibrancy to the City: the College of New Rochelle, Iona College, and Monroe College.
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