City of Binghamton, New York

City Treasurer

November 16, 2018 - 10:43am -- lptestani
Date Posted: 
City of Binghamton
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

The incumbent of this class is responsible for the City’s Treasury. Work involves the independent maintaining of record and accounts in accordance with prescribed procedures and methods, the balancing of accounts, the preparation and issue of financial statements and the disbursement of City funds.  Supervision is exercised over a staff of accounting and/or clerical employees. 


Minimum Qualifications: 


(a) graduation from a recognized college with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration or allied field and five years of accounting experience; or

(b) seven years of such equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work. 

Typical Work Activities: 
  • Supervises and trains accounting staff of six
  • Reconciles bank statements
  • Oversees Parking Ticket Violations Bureau and Water/Sewer Billing Department
  • Oversees collections and billings for water and sewer, parking tickets, property maintenance, garbage bag violations, avoidable alarms, NSFs, garbage bag sales, and miscellaneous deposits from departments
  • Prepares and/or approves daily Treasurer’s Reports
  • Oversees Treasurer’s Office cashiers
  • Oversees preparation and distribution of citywide payroll and general disbursement checks
  • Prepares deposits
  • Oversees and balances petty cash drawer
  • Tracks and receives PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement income
  • Approves credit and prepares contracts for garbage bag vendors
  • Works with Corporation Counsel and other departments as needed to make changes to city ordinances
  • Develops departmental policies and procedures as needed
  • Oversees record maintenance and filing systems
  • Answers correspondence and inquiries
  • Prepares annual department budget



Thorough knowledge of government accounting practices and principles; thorough knowledge of data processing techniques and office terminology, procedures and policies; ability to prepare, maintain and analyze accounting records and reports; ability to organize and administer a variety of financial activities; ability to revise and develop cash and related accounting policies and procedures; ability to communicate complex issues effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to supervise the work of others; integrity; initiative; independence; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.