Accountant – Finance Dept
This full-time position will support work on the operation, maintenance, testing, and implementation of County wide accounting systems. Employee will provide technical and specialized assistance to County departments regarding accounting, payroll, single audit and fiscal activities. Employee will follow complex accounting principles, theories, and concepts. Employee develops and maintains proper internal controls and accounting procedures in several financial areas. Work is performed under the direction of the Finance Director.
Bachelor’s degree from an approved college/university in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration with an accounting emphasis, and two years professional accounting work experience. Professional governmental accounting experience and/or work with the Wisconsin Retirement System preferred. Equivalent combination of education and work experience providing the knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Participates in completing County-wide accounting functions specifically in the payroll and related human resource areas of the county’s accounting system, electronic time keeping system, financial and fiscal activities and policies and procedures; coordinates, administers, updates, and evaluates processes, procedures, systems, and standards; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and standards.
Participates in professional financial and accounting activities, which may include: Reviewing, researching, and analyzing financial data and transactions; specifically payroll and accounts payable; reconciling accounts; reviewing and approving financial invoices and contracts; providing technical support and training regarding financial systems; and maintaining proper internal controls and accounting procedures.
Prepares payroll budgets for assigned departments; reviews and modifies budgets as necessary; tracks positions and pay rates; prepares and provides financial information as request.
Examines journal vouchers and spot checks other data entered into the accounting system for adherence to policies and procedures including management ordinances, union contracts and pay for performance systems
Work with Employee Resources department to implement payroll policies and procedures
Prepares a variety of detailed analytical and statistical financial statements and reports, which may include: Analyzing accounts for accuracy and discrepancies; gathering, organizing, and analyzing data and information; submitting reports to appropriate internal departments or external agencies.
Supervises, coordinates, and oversees single audit activities, which may include: Preparing work papers and forms for auditors, developing and implementing the adjustment process, and performing related duties.
Advises department managers regarding accounting functions, financial reporting, collections, payments, agency contracts and agreements.
Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.
Participates in establishing professional development goals that are supportive of broader County goals.
Performs related work as required.
Salary Range: Minimum $58,697 – Market $65,748 – Maximum $82,180.