POSTED UNTIL FILLED
The City of New Haven, one of Connecticut’s largest urban centers representing a major hub for business activity, architecture, culture and entertainment is seeking a high caliber individual for the position of City Controller. This is a dynamic hands-on position that offers the right candidate the opportunity to set the direction of change and make a significant contribution to the future growth and financial health of the City.
The Controller is responsible for oversight and administration of the City’s General Fund budget, its Special Revenue Funds (state and federal grants) and Capital Bonding Funds. In providing stewardship for the City’s funds and accounts, the City Controller reports directly to the Mayor and is responsible for the leadership, management and operation of a broad spectrum of functional areas including: Accounting and Financial Management, Purchasing and Procurement, Risk Management, Debt Issuance and Management, Tax Collection and Assessment, Payroll/Pension and Information Technology.
The ideal candidate will have broad experience in accounting and finance based on nationally accepted standards and a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or similar field. Position requires sound decision making skills, the ability to think strategically and handle multiple business initiatives and priorities. The successful candidate must possess the strong leadership and managerial skills necessary to successfully guide the Finance Department during a period of significant organizational change. Demonstrated success managing an operation similar in size and scope to a municipality the size of New Haven is preferred. Must have the ability to work with all levels within the City, including City officials, service providers and consultants. Strong technological experience with financial/accounting systems a must. An understanding of MUNIS system is preferred. If not already a New Haven resident, the selected candidate must commit to living in the City of New Haven within six months after being appointed.
For more details on the position and city see the attached Profile or go to website www.randifrank.com .
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
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.
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT & CONFIDENTIAL RANGE 9
This position is included in an agreement covering Executive Management and Confidential Employees.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a pre-employment background check, (2) a pre-employment physical examination, including pre-employment drug screening, (3) registration in the New Haven COVID Vaccination/Testing portal and providing proof of full vaccination as per the Mandatory COVID Vaccination/Testing Policy (available to review at www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/default.htm ), and (4) a 90-day probationary period. Instructions and information on this pre-employment process are included in Conditional Offer of Employment.
Current Agreement contains information on employee benefits, seniority, pensions, and more. It can be reviewed at https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/city_employees/city_bargaining_union_contracts.htm
Why New Haven is a great place to live and work
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.