This position is responsible for the overall administrative oversight, visioning, leadership, planning, coordinating and management of the Finance Department for the County. This position also manages and directs the operations of the Finance Department, including financial forecasting, budget development and monitoring, central financial accounting and reporting, administration of the County’s debt program and administering a county-wide financial system, analyzing all aspects of county finances, providing advice, recommendations and options to the County Administrator and the County Board.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Direct the work of and manages the staff of the Finance Department. Interview and select new employees. Provide training and instructions and ongoing training needs. Assign tasks, reviews work and prepares performance evaluations. Review and approve staff payroll. Coordinate use of time off. Recommend employee transfers, promotions, disciplinary action, and discharge.
• Provide leadership and management to all assigned staff. Direct staff on difficult projects and interpreting the application of policy and procedure.
• Analyze and evaluate existing unit objectives, goals, standards, priorities, policy and procedures.
• Research, recommend, develop and implement policy and procedures for program effectiveness.
• Develop work plans and strategies to meet business needs-both short term and long term; develop and direct the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards to ensure success. Ensure proper implementation and County conforms to related legislative requirements.
• Advise and assist the County Administrator and County Board in preparing budget documents and make related budget recommendations. Collaborate with County Administrator, department heads and related staff to review, analyze, and clarify budget document submissions and related budget entries on the financial system. Prepare required budget documents and attend budget hearings. Determine tax levy and county tax rates. Prepare publication of annual budget.
• Monitor monthly department expenditures collaboratively with County Administrator.
• Review apportionment prior to submission by the County Clerk.
• Establish, maintain, and direct the countywide accounting functions (including general ledger, accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll and fixed assets; develop cash management and internal control requirements; develop debt management activities including sale of bonds and record keeping; and bond rating) and reporting systems pursuant to Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to provide for timely and accurate financial recording and reporting both internally and with outside agencies of County fiscal and payroll transactions, including procedural controls.
• Develop, recommend and implement accounting policies and procedures, reporting and accounting methods for all departments.
• Perform statutory duties of a County Auditor. Examine the book of accounts of any County officer, board, commission, committee, trustee, or other officer or employee entrusted with receipt, custody, or expenditure of money, or by, or on whose certificate any funds appropriated by the County Board are authorized to be expended.
• Provide professional consultation and staff support to the County Board, governing committees, and County Administrator. Provide professional advice. Provide financial, statistical, and analytical data.
• Recommend and assist the County Administrator in development of long range fiscal programs and financial management including maintaining capital improvements plan and sales tax.
• Assist in ensuring the requisite standards for maintaining the County’s national credit rating are met on long term debt and bond issues organization, budget balancing, tax collection delinquency, stability of tax levy, and maintenance of adequate fund balances.
• Develop and maintain annual and long-term debt management plan that is in accordance with federal, state and county regulations and that provides a consistent source of funds for capital improvements. Prepare required documents and analysis for bond and other long term debt issuance.
• Oversee the design, selection and implementation of all manual and automated systems for the County’s centralized financial systems.
• Track, monitor, and implement state and federal law related to income tax, payroll, arbitrage regulations, single audit requirements, tax rate freeze formulas, etc.
• Prepare and present financial reports to the county board, governing committees, and County Administrator regarding department budgets, operating funds, special grants, fixed assets and related data.
• Advise County Administrator and County Board regarding fiscal impact of County Board resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and staffing or program changes. Give advice regarding budget variations.
• Perform special financial studies as directed.
• Exercise financial audit control over County financial records. Assist outside auditors and consultants and provide pre-audited financial reports. Perform internal audits of County Departments.
• Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
• Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance.
• Ten (10) years’ experience in public accounting.
• Five (5) years previous supervisory experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENT
• Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
• Certified Public Accountant, preferred.
• Certified Public Finance Officer, preferred.
Full Pay Range: $108,341 – $150,097
Expected Pay Range: $108,341 – $122,588