The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Friday, February 12, 2016

WANTED - ONE COMPTROLLER

The City of Troy as advertising for a Comptroller. It has now been four months since Madden was elected and the city does not have a new comptroller? We know that numerous people have been interviewed. We do not know if any offers were extended and rejected or whether there have been no quality candidates.

Do you think you have what it takes to be Troy's Comptroller?


"This position involves the supervision of fiscal and information systems of the City of Troy including all operating and enterprise funds. The comptroller is responsible for City government financial operations in the areas of budgeting, accounting, treasury management, payroll, accounts payable, supervision and maintenance of a financial management system, and financial reporting to the Mayor, other city officials, the State Comptroller and the public. The position, reporting to the Mayor, is responsible for the supervision of employees in Comptroller’s office including payroll, benefits, purchasing, personnel, assessor, treasurer, and information systems staff.
 
 
 
Applicants must demonstrate a history of leadership in financially distressed, under resourced municipal settings as well as the ability to develop and maintain a flexible, collaborative, adaptive, personally 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 is required, as well as 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.
 
 
In the alternative, an applicant must demonstrate a proficiency in:
 
1) Making change;
2) Counting by tens;
3) Using an abacus;
4) Keeping a neat wallet or purse;
5) Talking down Mark McGrath;
6) Dealing with a City Council President that wants you replaced.
 
Don't know if the "come work for a financially distressed city that is under resourced" is catchy enough to draw the caliber of professional that is sought.
 
How about: "Hey,  you can't make it worse and at least it's a Job!"
 
So, for all those who have the answers, submit a resume and see what happens. Tell 'em Democratus sent you.
 
 
 
 

 

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stop your nonsense. Deborah Witkowski is coming back. It's a done deal.

Anonymous said...

Wicky wickey whicky wok confirmed!

Anonymous said...

Is she the one who screwed up the city foreclosure process that year when all the slum lords got back their buildings for peanuts?

Anonymous said...

9:26 as aposed to the last several years?

Anonymous said...

Where is Jim Gordon?

Anonymous said...

That would be in the best interest of every taxpayer.I hope the mayor realizes this.

Anonymous said...

Never really thought about it, but Gordon does have private sector experience and probably could do the job as comptroller. Madden should reach out to him and see if he may be interested.

Call 911 said...

You have got to be kidding.

Drew p bawls said...

Who was comptroller in the epic film mars attacks?

Anonymous said...

3:15 are you related to Cox?

Anonymous said...

Gordon is a reptilian.

Anonymous said...

Oh kwan tan zi won

Anonymous said...

Bob cox will always disapoint

Anonymous said...

Wasn't one of C.B. Smith's henchmen involved in Mars Attacks?

Anonymous said...

How about get a council member who lived her HER hole life and knows the needs of this city like Erin Teta.

Anonymous said...

Drew P Bawls = Jay VDB

Anonymous said...

Hole? Whole! See- it's easy.Your sentence structure is Vary poor two.

Anonymous said...

What is a vdb. Short for ogs commish.

Anonymous said...

Kevin VDB not qualified for the job. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the comptroller we have now?

Anonymous said...

The city hasn't had a comptroller since Deb went to THA. Joe was deputy comptroller under her and agreed to be acting comptroller to save the city money.

Anonymous said...

Witkowski was no prize.

Anonymous said...

I'll take a guess and say Witkowski was a "prize" when she was Mark's comptroller but when she stayed on with Harry she then wasn't a "prize" anymore. Right Bill?

Anonymous said...

7:45 not according to Pat and Monica. They like him and are behind his hire.

Anonymous said...

Drew I bawls. Way to get back at cox

Anonymous said...

The position requires a college degree. KVDB can't spell college. Besides, he's getting appointed a city marshal. No double dipping.