The finance director answers to the mayor and is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Groton, which includes a public utility.
It’s a big job.
S/he, along with the General Manager of Utility Finance, is responsible for the financial administration and control of all City departments; plans, organizes, coordinates and directs accounting, investment, cash management, revenue collection programs. And oversees the purchasing functions, prepares annual financial reports including revenue and expenditure information and assists in the preparation and administration of the budget, implements and maintains a chart of accounts and controls monthly reports. The Director of Finance also oversees payroll, benefits, pension plan, purchasing and risk management.