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HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
125 East Court Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-5526
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FINANCE OFFICER - Town of Ithaca

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EITHER:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field, which must have included  at least twelve credits in accounting AND five years of full time paid (or the equivalent part-time and or volunteer) experience in preparing and maintaining financial accounts and records which must have involved preparation of financial statements, two years of which must have been in a supervisory or management role; OR
  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field with at least 12 credit hours in accounting AND seven years of full time paid (or the equivalent part-time and or volunteer) experience in preparing and maintaining financial accounts and records, which must have involved preparation of financial statements, two years of which must have been in a supervisory or management role; OR
  1. Graduation from High School or a High School equivalency diploma AND completion of at least twelve credits of accounting from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university  AND ten years of full time paid (or the equivalent part-time and /or volunteer) experience in preparing and maintaining financial accounts  and records, two years of which must have been as supervisory or management role; OR
  1. Any equivalent combination of training and experience as described in (a), (b) or (c) above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and file such in the Town Clerk’s office before assuming any duties.
  2. Able to be Surety Bonded.
  3. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and clear driving record throughout appointment.
  4. Establish and maintain residency in Tompkins County or a contiguous County throughout the appointment.