Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association

State of Connecticut-Finance Director

  • 07 Feb 2024 7:13 PM
    Message # 13312243
    MARILYN GORDON (Administrator)

    The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) seeks to hire a Finance Director (OPM Assistant Division Director) in the Office of Finance (FIN).   


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    • We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year. 
    • We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees.
    • We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth. 
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    This is a full time (40 hours per week) position conveniently located in Hartford, CT, easily accessible to all major highways. 

    • LOCATION: OPM, Office of Finance
    • ADDRESS: 450 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
    • WORK HOURS: Full-time, first shift, 40 hours per week
    • SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday


    • Work in OPM’s Office of Finance (FIN), where you will assist with drafting policy for  areas of municipal finance, procurement and information technology.
    • Review and approve all agency procurement plans pursuant to section 4-67i of the Connecticut General Statutes.
    • Assist with developing and implementing policies governing the use of information and telecommunications systems for state agencies.

    About Us

    At OPM we report directly to the Governor and provide information and analysis that the Governor uses to formulate public policy for the state. We also assist state agencies and municipalities in implementing the law and public policy on behalf of the people of Connecticut. We prepare the Governor’s budget proposals; implement and monitor the execution of the enacted budget; and oversee the executive branch agencies that report to the Governor.


    In this position the incumbent will perform the following duties, among others: 

    • Assist with drafting policy for finance division in areas of municipal finance, procurement and information technology;
    • Assist with monitoring the financial condition of municipalities and providing support to the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission established pursuant to section 7-394b of the Connecticut General Statutes by working with municipal entities facing fiscal challenges to improve their financial condition;
    • Assist with providing technical assistance for, and ensure compliance with, the audit reporting requirements under the Municipal Auditing Act and State Single Audit Act; 
    • Assist with the Municipal Accountability Review Board established pursuant to section 7-576d of the Connecticut General Statutes, by providing technical, financial and other assistance to municipalities experiencing various levels of fiscal distress;
    • Assist with the development and implementation of procurement policy, procedures and standards to effectively assist in the increase of competitive procurements and adherence to state statutes related to Personal Service Agreements (PSA) and Purchase of Service Contracts (POS);
    • Assist with the review and approval of executive branch agencies requisitions in the state financial system (CORE-CT) for PSA and POS;
    • Assist with the review and approval of posting any approvals for competitive procurement waivers onto the State Contracting Portal pursuant to section 4-215a of the Connecticut General Statutes;
    • Review and approve all agency procurement plans pursuant to section 4-67i of the Connecticut General Statutes;
    • Manage contracts with consultants and other service providers hired to provide specialized services;
    • Assist with the development and implementation of policies governing the use of information and telecommunications systems for state agencies; and
    • Assist with the management of the Information Technology Capital Investment Program as needed.


    Nine (9) years of experience in research, statistics, planning, management or policy analysis.


    One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the supervisory level.


    • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy or Public Administration or equivalent;
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with accounting or auditing;
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience preparing, evaluating or analyzing the budgets and financial statements of government or nonprofit entities for assessing their fiscal health;
    • Experience with establishment, implementation and management of financial operations, procurement and information technology policies and procedures and internal controls;
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with major responsibility for the review, analysis, coordination, and administration of procurement and contracting in a large governmental, public affairs or business organization;
    • Experience with administrative oversight of and reporting to boards and commissions; and
    • Experience with legislative proposals and reporting.

    Please visit Job Opening: Finance Director - Department of Administrative Services ( for additional information including application instructions.

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c/o Marilyn Gordon

P.O. Box 102, Sharon, MA  02067

Phone: +1 (774)222-1391


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