Finance

The Director of Finance is responsible for the daily operations of the Accounting Department and Treasury Operations.  The duties of the Director of Finance also include general administrative responsibility for the proper operations of the Tax Assessment, Tax Collections, Data Processing/Purchasing, and Payroll.     

The Director of Finance assists the Town Manager in the preparation of the Annual Budget, daily analysis of the executed Operating Budget throughout the fiscal year, maintaining proper audit & budgetary controls and policies, performing periodic reconciliations for the purpose of maintaining accurate expenditure balances and over expenditure avoidance, coordination of the annual audit and liaison with all appointed outside auditors and credit rating agencies, monitor all banking transactions and reconciliations, seek opportunity for cost savings and investment opportunity when available for the purpose of growing the fund balance of the town and to continually maintain the integrity of the accounting system by voicing any concerns regarding reporting deficiencies to the Finance Committee. 

The objective of the Town of Winchester Department of Finance team is to administer the approved financial budget in an ethical, professional and efficient manner on behalf of all residents and/or taxpayers.  The goal of this finance department is to maintain a culture rich with internal controls, credibility, positive attitudes and responsiveness toward the financial informational needs of the Town of Winchester community.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Bruce Stratford Director of Finance (860) 738-6961
Colleen Garrity Assistant to Director of Finance, Accounts Payable (860) 379-6994
Ross Herzog Assistant to Director of Finance, Payroll / Benefits (860) 379-6994
Rhonda Roy Town Assessor (860) 379-5461
Arlene M. Boutin Town Tax Collector (860) 379-4474 ext. 316
Cynthia Rines Treasurer (860) 379-6994
Mark Douglass Purchasing Manager / Data Management (860) 738-6960
Sandra Lemelin Purchasing Assistant (860) 379-6994