Finance Director

Application Deadline: 2021-04-04
Job Type: County
Job Description:

NOTE: Wage as of 7/1/21 is $102,252.80 to $116,854.40/annually.

Position will remain open until filled.

Wood County has great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in Nursing Homes and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team!


In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:
-Health Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-Vision Insurance
-Wisconsin Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan
-457 deferred compensation plan
-Vacation, Comp and Sick Time (start accruing sick and vacation on your date of hire!)
-Holiday Pay (10 paid holidays)
-Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
-Life Insurance, short and long-term disability insurances.
-Wellness program.
-Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Purpose of Position
This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the policies, procedures, and systems necessary to support the financial management of all county departments. The Finance Director shall also serve as County Auditor as set forth in Wisconsin ss. 59.47. Position duties are performed under the direction of the Executive Committee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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.
-Establish, direct, and maintain County-wide accounting and reporting systems pursuant to Govern-ment Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and that the County’s financial operations conform to pertinent regulations, standards and guidelines, and the timely recording of County fiscal transactions.
-Institute county-wide uniform policies in financial procedures, fiscal reporting, accounting methods, budget preparation and debt administration by researching, analyzing and implementing GASB and GAAP standards.
-Design, implement and enforce internal controls over financial reporting and compliance with laws, statutes, contracts and grants to safeguard the County’s assets.
-Prepare for and coordinate the external independent audit, review draft reports prior to finalizing the audit, prepare written response to audit findings and oversee implementation of necessary corrective action to address audit findings.
-Advise the Executive Committee with development of annual County budget, including developing timeframes and budget forms, analyzing/reviewing County departments’ budgets for accuracy, assisting departments with budget preparation, preparing non-finance department budgets as needed and making recommendations. Make presentations to the Executive Committee and County Board related to budget provisions, financial assumptions and projections as required, including the publication of the budget summary.
-Monitor department budgets for compliance and bring significant variations to the attention of the department head, oversight committee and to the Executive Committee, as appropriate.
-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.
-Assist and direct the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR must meet the standards of the GASB and the Governmental Financial Officers Association (GFOA).
-Assure accurate and timely preparation of monthly, annual and other routine or special purpose reports and communication.
-Propose adjustments to the County records as necessary to ensure the accuracy of the data that forms the basis for county reporting and budgeting.
-Provide advice, counsel and direction to all department heads and staff to the extent necessary to ensure effective administration and implementation of approved fiscal policies, plans and programs.
-Coordinate the development and reports the annual five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
-Plan, organize and oversee the preparation of the annual cost allocation program.
-Perform the statutory duties of the County Auditor, as set forth in Section 59.47, of the Wisconsin Statutes.
-Direct internal audits as appropriate or as requested by the Executive Committee.
-Prepare Finance Department portion of the Executive Committee meeting agenda and attend the Executive Committee and County Board meetings. May attend any other Committee meetings as requested.
-Supervise department office operations and personnel functions including hiring, promotion, and disciplinary process. Maintain work standards. Prioritize, assign and review tasks and projects. Evaluate personnel work performance.
-Adhere to the GFOA Code of Professional Ethics as may be amended from time to time.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
-Communicate with various outside sources regarding financial matters concerning the County.
-Research financial issues as it relates to any impact on County operations, policies and procedures.

Deadline Note: Applicants must apply at in order to be considered.

WCA Services, Inc., along with the Public Finance Authority (PFA), presented PAVE, a local domestic violence shelter in Dodge Co., with a donation today to support their work serving those affected by violence. Thank you @repborn for attending & your ongoing support of PAVE.

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