Town Comptroller

Department/Agency of position: 
Town of North Hempstead
Location of position: 
Manhasset, NY
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Job Description: 

The Town of North Hempstead, a municipality with 222,000 residents, located on the north shore of Long Island in Nassau County, is seeking a Comptroller. The Comptroller oversees the day-to-day operations of the Comptroller’s Office, including staff management, an array of financial transactions, and long-term financial management and reporting.  Key functions include:

• Preparation and filing of the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR);

• Preparation and filing of annual financial reports with the Office of the NYS Comptroller and other governmental agencies;

• Oversight of budget process

• Oversight of required annual audits, including coordination of work with retained audit personnel;

• Accounting and control of the Town’s capital accounts, capital assets, and associated records;

• Oversight of cash management for the Town and 19 Town-operated special districts;

• Oversight of claims processing and payroll;

• Implementation of GASB standards,.

• Management and training of staff;

• Frequent interaction with management and staff of other Departments,

elected and appointed officials, and other governmental agencies.

The successful candidate must possess a BA in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field, have a minimum of five years experience in auditing or governmental accounting, and hold an active CPA license; MBA a plus.  Those interested in the position should have the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, have strong interpersonal and communications skills, and should have a strong interest in public service.  North Hempstead offers a strong benefit package, including a defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive medical, an optional deferred compensation plan, and a generous paid vacation and holiday schedule.

Salary, $130.000

Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume (in confidence) to:

Robert Weitzner

Town of North Hempstead

220 Plandome Road

Manhasset, NY   11030