Finance Director

Application Deadline: 2021-02-15
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Administrative Coordinator, this position performs a variety of complex accounting, auditing and financial management duties. Responsible for highly classified and confidential data with access to payroll records. Supervises the centralized accounting, payroll, inventory, credit, collections and cash management services for all departments. Serves as liaison between Finance and County user departments. This position requires professional training, education and experience as an accountant.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
-Collaborates with, coordinates and assists outside auditors or agencies in the conduct of financial audits or reviews.
-Plans, organizes, assigns and supervises the work of Finance staff.
-Performs advanced accounting functions related to general ledger, including creating and approving journal entries and non-routine entries and monitoring sub-systems of the financial system necessary for the production of accurate and timely financial statements.
-Along with the Administrative Coordinator, monitors, recommends, develops and implements changes in systems and procedures to assure compliance with governmental accounting principles and practices.
-Researches and maintains compliance with tax issues.
-Along with the Administrative Coordinator provides advice, counsel and direction to all department heads to the extent necessary to insure effective administration and implementation of approved fiscal policies, plans and programs.
-Responsible for technical applications administration, troubleshooting, and end-user support and training related to the Munis ERP System and Ceridian Dayforce (Payroll).
-Along with the Administrative Coordinator conduct internal audit upon request of the Executive Committee and/or County Board.
-Over sight of the grant reports for several departments, insuring that all fiscal requirements are met and that all parties perform their financial responsibilities under the grant.
-Oversees coordination of external independent audit; responsible for developing supporting documentation for county audit. Oversees resolution of any audit issues.
-Serves as liaison in coordinating financial transactions and information with all county user departments.
-Supervise purchase order system to ensure compliance with county and state legal and budgetary restrictions.
-Works with the Administrative Coordinator to develop the Administration Dept. budget; works with various other departments in
formulating their department budgets.
-Along with Administrative Coordinator, oversees, coordinates and/or prepares all county, state and federal financial reports, budgets
and financial statements, or financial analysis to the Executive Committee, Board and departments detailing the County’s overall
financial condition and cost analysis of various County programs, services and operations. Prepares fiscal notes on resolutions as
-Assists in the creation, evaluation, and publication of the annual budget and various other required reports.
-Maintenance of County’s annual operating budget including review, preparation and posting of adjusting entries.
-Liaison to various outside entities in completing various reports and studies such as the audit, indirect cost report, insurance audits, etc.
-Responsible for preparing various costing and analysis as requested by the Administrative Coordinator and/or other departments.
-Other duties as assigned by the Administrative Coordinator.

-Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration.
-Three to five years previous governmental accounting experience preferred.

Deadline Note:

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