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Putnam County

Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Work involves responsibility for fiscal management of a Town’s finances, including prescription and application of procedures in the auditing of financial accounts, examination of claims and receipts, and the authorization of payment of claims as enumerated in §34 of New York State Town Law. Work is performed under general supervision of the Town Supervisor and the Town Board, and is subject to direct audit by the New York State Comptroller. Direct supervision is provided to lower level accounting staff. Performs related work as required.


  • Audits all claims against the Town;
  • Oversees voucher and payment processing, and all aspects of accounting for accounts payable, receipts and disbursements;
  • Prepares warrants authorizing claims payments as enumerated in §34 of New York State Town Law;
  • Oversees processing of payrolls and tracking of accruals;
  • Prepares required monthly, quarterly and annual reports to outside agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, the State Pension System, etc.;
  • Confers and consults with Town officials on fiscal matters such as Town investment policies and capital plans;
  • Performs financial studies and analyses related to Town budget or special projects, as requested;
  • Works with outside contractors to ensure Town’s compliance with required regulations as necessary;
  • Audits accounts of all departments of the Town;
  • Provides information to the Supervisor and Town Board as required or requested;
  • May countersign checks;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Good knowledge of financial and accounting practices and methods involved in the receipt, investment, and disbursement of municipal funds; good knowledge of the application of bookkeeping principles to routine accounting transactions; good knowledge of office equipment, methods and procedures; ability to prepare clear and concise financial reports and statements; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.


Qualifications determined by the appointing authority.


10/84; 11/97; 7/06

Exempt Class  [Towns of Carmel, Patterson, Philipstown]

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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