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Deputy Commissioner of Finance

Putnam County, New York is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Commissioner of Finance.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This is highly responsible work which involves acting for and in place of the Commissioner of Finance in his absence or other inability to act. The position involves responsibility for maintaining county accounting records in conformance with the Uniform System of Accounts and applicable state and local statutes. Work is performed under and in conjunction with the Commissioner of Finance and the First Deputy Commissioner of Finance. Supervision is exercised over a number of employees. Performs related work as required.


  • Acts as the chief accounting authority of the county prescribes such methods of accounting procedures for the county and its administrative agencies as he may deem necessary;
  • Examines, and verifies books, records, accounts and payrolls, including bond or note registers and trust accounts, and the accrual and collection of all county revenues and receipts;
  • Supervises the collection of property taxes due the county as well as the collection and enforcement of delinquent real property taxes for the towns, villages and school districts of the county.
  • Verifies the reconciliations of all balances;
  • Assists the County Executive in the preparation and administration of the budget of the county;
  • Develops and recommends a budget program that includes both long range capital budgeting and annual operating capital budgets under the direction of the legislature;
  • May give general administrative direction to the Real Property Tax Services Department, and Computer Department;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.


a) Master's degree in accounting, public or business administration or related field and, three (3) years responsible experience in account keeping, public or business administration; or

b) Bachelor's degree in accounting, public or business administration or related field and four (4) years responsible experience in account keeping, public or business administration; or

c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a) and b) above.

PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.


SCHEDULE: Day shift, Monday to Friday, On call

SALARY RANGE: $90,000 - $100,000 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance



Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:

Putnam County Personnel Department

110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3

Carmel NY, 10512



in Putnam County Department of Finance
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC Dep Finance
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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