Under the supervision of the Health Officer, the Financial Officer directs, supervises and maintains the Health Officer’s financial records in a professional manner in compliance with federal, state and county laws, rules, regulations and policies; provides financial services to the public of Gallatin County, the Board of Health, and the Gallatin County Finance office; supervises the preparation of the Health Officer’s Annual Budget and maintains the Health Officer’s accounting and grant records in a professional manner, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). The Financial Officer supervises the Compliance Officer and the Accounting clerks of the Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD).
Communicates with the Health Officer, the managers and directors of GCCHD, the Board of Health, and the Finance Director of Gallatin County, coordinating and carrying out various activities relating to financial and budgetary matters and other activities relating to organizational procedures and policies.
Assists and informs the Health Officer and GCCHD directors in preparation of budgets and other matters concerning fiscal management, with monthly and quarterly tracking and reporting.
Advises the Health Officer on fiscal needs and prepares alternative courses of action for review.
Advises the Health Officer on risk, and coordinates the department’s risk-management programs.
Responds to inquiries of the public and other governmental agencies regarding fiscal aspects of the Health Officer’s department.
Prepares required reports, including accurate reports for inclusion on the Schedule of Federal Expenditures (SEFA).
Implements policy and procedural actions as directed by the Health Officer, Board of Health or County Administrator.
Supports the Public, Health Officer, Board of Health, and the Finance Director of Gallatin County in relation to the budget and financial matters.
This position requires the knowledge of local government functions, organization and operations; accounting, budgeting and auditing for local governments; state budget and accounting laws; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as promulgated by Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB); computerized budgeting and accounting reporting systems; pertinent federal and state laws, rules and regulations and current principles and practices of budgeting. Position must have the ability to research and analyze complex financial data; prepare clear, concise and timely records, reports and summaries; coordinate and carry out a variety of financial services; interpret and apply laws, rules regulations, and policies as they relate to applicable jobs functions; design, update and make changes to spreadsheets; work with linkage between Word, Excel, Power Point and accounting software; relate and coordinate county activities with other departments, elected officials, government agencies and the general public; ability to work well with a variety of diverse individuals; handle sensitive and confidential information; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work and understand that the finance function is that of support to the Health Officer.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
The required knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or a related field and six to eight (6-8) years of experience including management and supervisory experience. A Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is preferred.
Licenses and Certifications: Applicants for this position must possess a valid driver’s license, provide own transportation to conduct out of office job duties (mileage reimbursement provided under the County policy), and to be insurable under the County’s liability policies. As a condition of hire, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a criminal history check and background investigation. To apply for this position please be prepared to attach the following documents listed below:
Three (3) work references
Gallatin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Gallatin County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or marital status.
The mission of the Gallatin City-County Health Department is to promote and protect health and wellbeing in Gallatin County, Montana. Located in Bozeman, MT, the Gallatin City-County Health Department is a nationally accredited health department serving a population of 114,000 residents. Gallatin City-County Health Department is the county’s lead public health agency, with programs that include: communicable disease surveillance and response, immunization services, public health home visitation, WIC supplemental nutrition services, Ryan White services for people living with HIV/AIDs, and chronic disease prevention services such as tobacco prevention, cancer screening, and active lifestyle programs.