Accountant-Baraboo, WI

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    Lynn Horkan

    Purpose of the Position

    The purpose of the Accountant position is to apply the principles of accounting and related procedures to analyze and prepare financial information for Sauk County.
    *This position offers a hybrid work schedule.
    $29.08-$30.72 Hourly Non-Exempt
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    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reconcile various general ledger accounts.

    • Assist departments in developing grant tracking and reporting processes.

    • Develop schedules to support financial and programmatic audit.

    • Create, compile and analyze data for preparation of general ledger journal entries.

    • Assist in review of annual department budget requests.

    • Assist in process development and review, including testing, documenting, creating user manuals, and training other departmental staff.

    • Review and compile payroll information.

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist in management of County fixed asset records.

    • Review accounts payable for accuracy and compliance with financial policies.

    • And other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Advisory data and information such as timesheets, general ledgers, financial statements, reports, contracts, leases, invoices, vouchers, service proposals, budget summaries, meeting minutes, agendas, insurance and bond documents, guidelines, laws, ordinances, labor contracts, various manuals, and routine and non-routine correspondence

    • Verbally and in writing with department personnel, financial auditors, consultants, financial advisors, bankers, vendors, and the general public

    • Explain, demonstrate, and clarify to others established policies, procedures, and standards

    • Calculating percentages, fractions, and decimals, and interpreting basic descriptive statistical reports

    • Compare, count, differentiate, measure, sort, classify, compute, tabulate, and/or categorize data and/or information

    • Assemble, copy, record, and transcribe data and/or information

    • Analyze data and information using established criteria to define consequences, consider, and select alternatives

    • Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and computer printer

    • Exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, involving lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling


    • Safe and comfortable in respects to violence, noise, and disease.

    Required Working Hours

    Standard working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Please note these hours are subject to change and additional hours may be needed or required. Compensation for additional hours beyond normal working hours are subject to applicable state and federal regulations.

    Education and Experience Requirements

    Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or another related field

    Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

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