Finance Director

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

Why Sheboygan County?
It is our imperative to remain an inclusive workplace. Sheboygan County is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a culturally diverse workforce that represents our community. Our team seeks a motivated professional who wants to use their talents and skills to make a difference. Becoming a member of our growing team also means that YOU become our top priority. You will not only enjoy a dynamic work environment but a variety of perks including but not limited to the following:

Becoming a member of our growing team also means that YOU become our top priority. You will not only enjoy a dynamic work environment but a variety of perks including but not limited to:
– Generous benefits package and access to free InHealth Clinic
– Paid Holidays
– Income Protection
– Vacation Time
– Applicant Referral Program
– Wisconsin Retirement System
– Voluntary Deferred Compensation
– Wellness Program

What to expect:
The Finance Director will be a skilled strategist who maintains a long-term perspective on Sheboygan County’s finances and the conditions that affect the overall fiscal health of the organization, as well as the community. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
– With approvals, develop, recommend, and implement County wide uniform policies in financial procedures, reporting, accounting methods, payroll, budget, debt administration, investment, and cash management
– Design and direct long-term department operations and tactical strategies with respect to financial support operations, and policy recommendations and implementation; establish department priorities, goals and objectives through collaboration with the County Administrator
– Evaluate department staffing levels and organizational structure for effective work performance and efficient resource allocation; responsible for the selection, orientation, staff development, staff retention, evaluations and termination of department staff
– At the direction of the County Administrator, plan, organize, and develop the annual budget preparation activities; assist Finance Committee and County Board in review of the annual budget
– Perform financial strategic plans, budget, forecast revenues and expenditures, including monitoring financial outcomes, analysis, directing audits and the development of multi-year financial plans for requested funds
– Oversee and direct preparation of all county, state and federal financial reports, budgets, analysis and studies of revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities and equities
– Provide guidance to all department heads as needed to ensure effective administration and implementation of fiscal policies, plans and programs
– Provides monthly financial statement report summarizing budgetary performance to appropriate parties
– Develop and recommend long-range fiscal programs and financial systems; review, develop and provide guidance to organization on financial information systems and programs
– Supervise centralized accounting, payroll and cash management for all departments; coordinate activities of outside auditors or other review entities; prepare fiscal notes on resolutions and ordinances as appropriate

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University with major course work in accounting or related field; master’s degree desirable. Certified Public Accountant designation and seven years of progressively responsible management experience involving fiscal administration is preferred. Previous government experience, along with five years of supervisory experience is preferred. Additional required knowledge, abilities and skills are as follows:
– Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and methods and their application to governmental accounting systems; knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to the auditing and fiscal responsibilities of the County
– Ability to keep up-to-date on the financial impact of changing state and federal legislation and agency actions
– Ability to determine violations and non-compliance, to detect and explain significant accounting irregularities, and to recommend effective corrective measures
– Ability to read and interpret complex documents, such as Governmental Accounting Standards Board statements, Wisconsin statutes, contracts, and other legal documents.
– Maintains positive public relations with the citizens of Sheboygan County, the media and the general public; maintain positive working relationships with County employees and other governmental agencies
– Demonstrate strong public speaking and presentation skills
– Ability to be resourceful in solving complex auditing problems and recommending changes in accounting procedures; comfortable in analyzing financial and accounting data and reports
– Ability to evaluate technologies and determine the applicability to County operations; plan and coordinate short and long-range projects designed to improve financial systems and procedures
– Considerable knowledge of the concepts and applications of computerized financial systems and related information technology systems

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

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