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Accounting Clerk
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 38.75hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:12/05/2021
Hiring Range:$19.29/hr to $22.05/hr
  
Job Responsibilities:
WHO WE ARE:
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 you have a background in accounting, please consider joining our team! 

WHAT WE OFFER:

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
*Income Continuation Insurance
*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

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OUR TEAM:
The Wood County Human Services Department has an opening for an Accounting Clerk position. The purpose of this position is to be responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger journal entries, compiling information to complete various reports and monthly reconciliation of various state reports to the general ledger. Works closely with the Administrative Services Assistant Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Utilize Excel, Word and Access to create and maintain personal computer programs, reports, and processes required by the Department. 
2. Enter journal entries to the county’s General Ledger for Human Services Community Operations. 
3. Prepare and enter vouchers for payment into the Accounts Payable system for weekly payments to department vendors, ensuring proper documentation provided and preparation of vendor set up.
4. Reconcile Community Operations’ liability accounts monthly and maintain tracking reports for the various accounts. 
5. Reconcile state aid revenues and reimbursements recorded in the General Ledger to State of Wisconsin Community Aids Reports and Central Office Reporting (CARS and SPARC).
6. Review monthly expense accounts at the function level in the department comparing budgeted amounts to actual. Prepare Budget projection reports for department managers, analyze and share large variances. 
7. Review and Process monthly Revenue and Adjustment Integrations between Department Electronic Health Records Software and General Ledger.
8. Review payroll reports entries to General Ledger for accuracy.
9. Enter cash receipts into the County’s General Ledger for Human Services Community operations.
10. Reconcile bank accounts for Community Operations in Human Services Department.
11. Prepare monthly and annual reports to conform to reporting requirements mandated by the state and local government agencies.
12. Create and maintain Job Processes as necessary. 
13. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

B. OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. Assist in data entry to the annual operating budget.
2. Prepare year-end work papers as assigned for various Community Operations.
3. Participate in cross training for Human Services programs as assigned.
4. Provide reception coverage as needed.
5. Any other duties, as may be assigned.
 


Job Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS
An Associate Degree in Accounting or Business related field. Two to three years of bookkeeping experience required. Knowledge of and proficient skill with Excel spreadsheets is required. Familiarity with General Ledger software and the public sector is a plus. Ability to work under pressure, independently, and pay attention to detail is required. Basic everyday living skills are needed, as is the ability to understand and follow oral and written directions. Reading, writing, adding, and subtracting is needed for maintaining and creating various reports, data entry and general bookkeeping.  Ability to maintain confidentiality is critical.

Basic office equipment used - telephone, personal computer, telephone, typewriter, calculator, copy machine, printing equipment, FAX machine and scanners.