Director of Finance

Application Deadline: 2022-12-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:


Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Director of Finance position in Lincoln County.

Under the direction of the Finance and Insurance Committee, employee is responsible for broad scope financial matters including overall financial management, accounting, reporting, budgeting, internal auditing and financial record keeping.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Assists the County Board in the development of a county budget as required per Section 65.90 of Wisconsin Statutes including preparing salary and fringe benefit information, preparing budget printouts, assisting departments, proofing and entering department budget information, preparing Finance department and all other non-departmental budgets, and determines estimated fund balances.
Acts as resource person during budget hearings as well as during Finance and Insurance Committee, EMS, and County Board budget deliberations, completion of County apportionment of taxes, liaison between County and media concerning the budget.
Maintains the central accounting system and the Lincoln County Accounting Systems and Policies Manual according to generally accepted accounting-auditing and Financial Reporting procedures, the State uniform chart of accounts, the State Highway Cost Accounting Manual and the Lincoln County Accounting Systems and Policies Manual.
Responsible for filing various State and Federal reports including Form A-State of Wis. Financial Report form, financial report of highway operations-highway annual closing, W-2 forms, Miscellaneous Income form (1099’s), 941 s (quarterly), Unemployment Compensation forms (quarterly), annual Retirement Report and annual Life Insurance Report.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or finance, with three to five years of related financial management experience in a multi-department public or private organization; or a combination of education and experience leading to a similar capability to head the Finance Department. Registration as a Certified Public Accountant is desirable.

Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license, proof of insurance that satisfies Lincoln County requirements and a good driving record.

This is a full-time, exempt position has a starting wage range of $85,979 to $91,339. All fulltime employees are eligible for Lincoln County benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, LTD, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and Wisconsin Retirement System.

Applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application Form. Application forms are available at the Lincoln County Service Center (upper level), 801 N. Sales Street in Merrill, Wisconsin and on the County’s website at

Deadline Note: Position will stay open until filled