Overall Purpose Summary Under general direction of the County Administrator and the Finance Committee, has direct responsibility for County financial operations including accounting, developing financial reports, implementing policies and procedures, payroll, budget, internal auditing and financial record keeping activities. Data processing liaison and Wisconsin Retirement agent for County.
A Bachelor’s Degree in business or public administration, with a major emphasis in accounting, (CPA highly preferred); seven (7) years or more experience in government finance and accounting; three (3) or more years of supervisory experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and administrative skills and previous experience working with a governing body. The ideal candidate will have direct responsibility for County financial operations including accounting, developing financial reports, implementing policies and procedures, payroll, budget, internal auditing and financial record keeping activities. The Ideal candidate must have a thorough understanding of local government operations and applicable laws and regulations and the ability to build effective working relationships with the County Board, elected officials, fellow Department Heads, employees, service providers, and civic and community groups/organizations. This position reports to the County Administrator.
The Finance Department includes the following positions: Assistant Finance Director; Senior Accountant; Payroll Coordinator; Purchasing Agent; Administrative Assistant. In addition, the Finance Director provides assistance to financial staff located at the Highway Department, Clearview and Health & Human Services.
Comprehensive understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards board (GASB) reporting and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in financial system maintenance and report preparation.
Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles/methods and their application to government accounting system.
Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and approved procedures for multi-department organization.
Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to auditing County fiscal responsibilities.
Knowledge of and experience with concepts and applications of data processing information systems.
Ability to effectively analyze, summarizes, and presents financial information clearly and concisely.
Ability to discover violations/non-compliance; detect/explain serious deviations; and suggest effective remedies.
Ability to realize financial impact of changing state and federal legislation and agency actions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees and the general public, answering inquiries with tact and courtesy.
Ability to plan/coordinate short and long-range projects designed to improve financial and fiscal systems/procedures.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary range of $94,557 - $122,990 depending on qualifications and experience.