General Summary: The Finance Director coordinates, prepares, and monitors the annual budget, plans and directs the county's accounting processes, including budgeting, financial analysis, receipts, payroll and expenditure processing, supervises accounts-payable and payroll personnel, prepares and presents financial reports, reconciles accounting and payroll data, determines the need for accounting transactions to correct errors, prepares and enters transactions on computerized systems, applies generally accepted accounting principles to prepare, interpret and communicate financial and budget information for various reports and recommendations, and completes various other related duties and projects as assigned. A complete job description with the essential functions of the position can be found on the county’s website, www.Shiawassee.net.
Application Process: Interested applicants need to go to the Shiawassee County website (www.Shiawassee.net) to review the full job description. In addition to the standard application form available on the website, candidates need to send a cover letter and complete resume, including a full work history with contact information and at least four professional references by e-mail as directed on the county's website. The position is open until filled, so please respond promptly if interested. Not all applicants will necessarily be interviewed.
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field is expected. A Master’s Degree and/or CPA certification is highly desirable.
Experience: A work history showing successful experience in financial and budgeting operations, including general ledger accounting and multi-department budgeting. Five years or more of experience with increasing responsibility managing financial operations in a governmental, municipal, or large corporate or institutional setting is highly desirable.
Technical: A thorough working knowledge and facility with multiple word-processing, spreadsheet, and database programs, such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat software products, as well as familiarity or experience with governmental and municipal budgeting and accounting programs, especially BS&A.
Other: A valid State of Michigan driver's license.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include health care insurance, dental and vision coverage, paid holidays, vacation time, sick leave, and retirement plan. (There may be possible further salary consideration for extraordinary qualifications and experience.)
About Shiawassee County
Shiawassee County, population about 70,000, is located in the southern part of Michigan's lower Peninsula. There are 200-plus employees in the county, almost all of whom work in or near the county seat in Corunna.