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Finance Director
Location:County Courthse WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:07/04/2017
Hiring Range:$81,348.80 - $92,976/Annually
  
Job Responsibilities:
NOTE:  Position will remain open until filled.  First review of applicants will be June 26, 2017.

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 Government 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.
Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university required.
Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Certified Public Accountant or related field, or Certified Public Finance Officer preferred.
A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible governmental accounting experience or auditing and reporting governmental activities.
A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Proven proficiency and expertise in using Excel spreadsheets and computerized financial record keeping or accounting systems experience.
Any combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Additional Information

Extensive knowledge of accounting, budgeting and auditing principles (including GASB rules and GAAP standards) and methods in their application to a government accounting system.
Extensive knowledge of and experience with budget preparation and procedures for a multi-department organization.
Knowledge of the best practices approved by the GFOA and ability to apply best practices to the County’s operations.
Knowledge of County programs, funding sources and specific regulations, governing expenditures and revenues.
Knowledge of the budget cycles and statutory requirements of preparing the County’s annual budget documents.