Assistant Deputy County Treasurer
Are you great with people?
Experienced with financial transactions and money handling?
Check out this opportunity!
Come expand your career with an organization that values and supports you to learn, grow, and develop. Join our collaborative, supportive, and results-driven team. This role provides the opportunity to bring your whole self to work, engage, lead, and drive your own learning and growth within the organization. La Crosse County leaders are committed to provide a supportive and inclusive work environment. We are also dedicated to your learning and development to grow in an organization that is deep in talent.
This is a financial/accounting support position in the Treasurer’s Office that performs specialized billing, receipting and recording of revenues and payments. Employee works under moderate supervision and exercises independent judgment in performing various financial record keeping functions, while assisting the Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer in the discharge of the duties of the Office of Treasurer. This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
Associate Experience – What’s In It For You?
Supportive, collaborative, inclusive, and diverse workforce. Career learning, development, and growth opportunities. Culture of respect and dignity, teamwork, honesty, and integrity. Serving your community in a purposeful and meaningful way. Flexibility with generous paid time-off benefits. Excellent benefits:
•Wisconsin Retirement System – Very stable and strong
•Health Insurance with options for free care
•Dental Insurance with many services covered at 100%
•Life Insurance with short and long-term disability
Life Insurance with short and long-term disability
La Crosse County Respects Diversity
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Demonstrates self-leadership, seeks out opportunities for personal growth and development, accepts feedback and demonstrates ability to learn and apply.
Shares ideas and demonstrates respect, humility, honesty, and open-minded thinking.
Demonstrates flexibility, acceptance of change and emotional intelligence
Takes initiative and demonstrates the ability to think critically and strategically.
Participates as a contributing member of the team and brings authentic self to discussions regarding all aspects of the work.
Demonstrates ability to build and maintain effective relationships.
Assists in the receipt of monies from various departments belonging to the County and other monies which are, by statue or county ordinance, directed to be paid to the County Treasurer. Receives and processes general receipts, balances them to the cash book.
Receives and processes tax payments, by mail or over the counter. Verifies for accuracy the amounts and names against the check received. Balances delinquent tax payments monthly. Reconciles tax accounts to general ledger and cash book.
Receives monies, makes change, and is responsible for individual cash drawer. Balances out cash drawer with receipts on a daily basis.
Balances and applies payments to retiree insurance to retiree program. Verifies payment received for accuracy and completeness
Foreclosures – Has primary responsibility for compiling list of delinquent taxpayers for which the foreclosure action takes place. Researches property for foreclosures, lien holders, and mortgage holders and send list to title companies for title searches, using a computer. Prepares and mails list of foreclosures that have been filed with the courts. Prepares bids for sale of foreclosed properties by filling out form on the computer to show description of property, acreage, assessment, minimum bid, etc.
Lottery Credit for Taxpayers – Has primary responsibility for maintaining the lottery database within the in-house tax system. Keeps up on state guidelines on who is eligible for lottery credits and works with local municipalities on maintaining the records for completeness.
Processes bankruptcy information, which includes setting up collection/payment schedules and maintaining records and working with Corporation Counsel on proceedings.
Responds to inquiries and looks up information at counter and on the telephone, using the computer terminal and printer. Gives payoff amounts and copies for realtors, financial institutions, attorneys and local treasurers
Maintains record of agreements for monthly tax payments.
In the absence of the County Treasurer and Deputy County Treasurer, is responsible for assuming the duties of office as prescribed within the Wisconsin State Statues and policies of the County Treasurer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•Ability to use computerized system for entering, receipting and balancing.
•Proficiency in the operation of general office equipment such as calculators, adding machines, copying machines, computers and various computer programs.
•Ability to effectively meet the public in person and on the phone and to establish good working relationships with County officials and other employees.
•Basic knowledge of tax receipting and bookkeeping functions.
•Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
•Ability to produce neat and accurate work.
•Ability to handle money and make change accurately.
•Must be bondable.
•Good communication skills.
TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
•Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related.
•Experience in financial record-keeping and cash receipting.
•Preference for experience in property tax administration and/or reading and understanding legal land descriptions.
•Excellent organizational and analytical skills, attention to detail and customer service skills. •Proficiency and experience using Excel spreadsheets.
•May consider other combination of experience and training that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job duties.