Help Wanted: Town of Southold - Comptroller

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm




The Town of Southold is seeking a full time Comptroller.

The Comptroller is the primary accounting officer for and oversees all financial and audit activities of the Town.  The Comptroller is responsible for establishing sound financial policies and procedures, maintaining accurate and complete financial accounting records, assisting the Supervisor and Town Board in the preparation of the Town's Annual Operating and Capital Budgets, ensuring compliance with all Town Board approved funding and appropriations, providing timely and useful financial reporting and management information to the Supervisor, Town Board, the State Comptroller and the public, maximizing opportunities for all investment and borrowing requirements, and coordinating independent, forensic, and New York State audits. The Comptroller supervises employees in the Accounting & Finance Department who perform payroll, personnel and benefits administration, accounting, and accounts payable functions.


Applicants must demonstrate a history of leadership in a municipal setting as well as the ability to develop and maintain a flexible, collaborative, adaptive, personable and professionally supportive work environment.


Minimum Requirements:


Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered College or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration as well as a certification as a Certified Public Accountant is required.  Candidates should have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as in a municipal finance, treasurer, or comptroller position in a New York State municipality. Applicants may substitute demonstrable training and experience for parts of this requirement.  Salary commensurate with experience.


Please submit resumes to: Elizabeth Neville, Town Clerk, Town Hall, PO Box 1179, Southold, New York.  Resumes MUST be received by 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 2017. Southold is an equal opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.


Dated: January 26, 2017



Elizabeth A. Neville

Southold Town Clerk