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Location:WC Annex NW MSFLD
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:02/13/2023
Hiring Range:$25.13 - $28.72 / hr
Job Responsibilities:
In an effort to keep all staff and residents safe, and per CMS requirements and Wood County Policy, all newly hired employees whose primary location is at Norwood Health Center are required to have completed the primary vaccine series of a FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination before beginning employment within the facility.

The Wood County Human Services Department 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 your passion is in Accounting, 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 - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*10 Paid Holidays
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
*Ability to earn comp time

The Wood County Human Services Department, has an immediate opening for an Accountant. This position is to assure all components of Norwood Health Center’s financial and related administrative functions are completed in a timely and accurate fashion.  

No supervisory responsibilities.


1. Complete various monthly and yearly reports to conform to State and Local governments reporting requirements.
2. Compile data and complete work papers necessary to prepare Medicare and Medicaid cost reports.
3. Assist in completing annual budget work papers and entry to budget document.
4. Prepare annual audit work papers for Norwood Health Center.
5. Participate in annual county audit for facility.
6. Complete financial intakes for Admissions unit as needed.
7. Receipt checks as received. Prepare weekly and month end bank deposits.
8. Reconcile general ledger accounts monthly.
9. Submit Supplemental Payment Applications as required.
10. Prepare year-end entries and reconciliations.
11. Prepare and enter monthly journal entries.
12. Maintain asset lists and related information.
13. Maintain the departmental general ledger. Monitor for errors.
14. Create, analyze, maintain and distribute financial reporting documents as scheduled or requestd to appropriate internal and/or external customers.
15. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

1. Provide support and back up for switchboard, payroll, resident accounts, discharges, etc. as needed.
2. Assist with walk-ins. 
3. Maintain the Volunteer Fund.
4. Assist in preparing and distributing policies, reports, and procedures related to financial functions for Norwood Health Center.
5. Obtain necessary financial and other relevant information from staff, patients and residents in accordance with various rules and regulations.
6. Participate in quality improvement and quality assurance endeavors, particularly in relation to State and Federal regulations (Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Department of Health and Family Services and Bureau of Quality Assurance).
7. Obtain and maintain billing information on all patients and residents so that accurate monthly reports are generated.
8. Assist with special projects.
9. Any other duties, as may be assigned.
Job Qualifications:
Associate Degree in Accounting or Business related studies required.  A minimum of two (2) to three (3) years accounting experience desired, preferably in a long-term health care setting. Must be familiar with various accounting transactions and understand office procedures. Must be proficient in the use of a calculator, computers, and Microsoft Excel. Must have the ability to learn and utilize in-house computer programs and any upgrades. Must be able to make day-to-day decisions within the limits of established policies and procedures. Accuracy and attention to detail, as well as excellent organizational skills are also required. Basic everyday living skills are needed, as is the ability to understand and follow oral and written directions, and to communicate effectively, verbally. The ability to read, write, add, and subtract are necessary and needed for performing the essential functions of this position. Experience in a mental health, developmental disabilities, alcohol and drug or related facility and/or program preferred.