City of Elkhorn – Treasurer

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    Misty Dodge

    City of Elkhorn

    SALARY $67,267.20 $90,542.40 Annually

    LOCATION Elkhorn, WI

    JOB TYPE Full-Time
    OPENING DATE 05/16/2023
    CLOSING DATE open until filled

    Summary of Job

    This position is established to perform the statutory duties of City Treasurer pursuant to Wis. Stat. Section 62.09(9) as well as the duties set forth in the Elkhorn Municipal Code. The position also provides technical and administrative support to the City Administrator in the management of the City’s financial and accounting activities.

    Under general guidance and supervision of the City Administrator, the Treasurer performs key functions related to the City’s financial operations, including general accounting, grant accounting, procurement, and debt service recordation/reporting. This position assists in the preparation of financial reports, audits, and various state and federal reports. The position also assists in the development of the annual budget and financial statements. The Treasurer maintains the City’s fixed asset records, prepares monthly financial report, and assists with property tax collection. This position works in partnership with the Finance Director and close coordination with other City administration staff and department directors.

    Expected hiring range $67,267.20 – $78,832.00

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    The following duties are normal for this position, but are not exclusive or all-inclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    General Management and Administrative
    Prepares various records, reports and documents; researches, compiles and provides information for debt management and collective bargaining; assists in preparation, presentation and review of all departmental budgets; maintains current and deferred special assessment ledger; administers purchase order system; participates in the development of short- and long-term financial management plans and goals.

    Financial Management
    Performs statutory duties of City Treasurer.

    Oversees real estate and property tax collection duties.

    Coordinates the accounting procedures and maintenance of the financial records of the City.

    Monitors all cash and LGIP investment balances and makes cash transfers and general ledger entries as necessary. Assists with daily bank reconciliation.

    Coordinates annual financial audit; prepares documents for auditors and assists with the collection of financial data as required.

    Assists City Administrator and Finance Director in the preparation of the annual budget.

    Assists Payroll Clerk with payroll and reporting functions; serves as backup for payroll processing.

    Reviews property inventory and fixed assets accounts; enters yearly depreciation to match auditor’s report; reviews account receivable transactions.

    Assists with maintenance of debt service records.

    Assists with preparation of interim and annual municipal and utility financial reports.

    Performs financial analyses and a variety of professional-level accounting functions in the preparation and maintenance of financial records, reports, and statements.

    Monitors financial reports and payment requests to ensure compliance with policies and procedures; reviews and approves invoices submitted for payment; ensures proper expenditure coding, support documentation, and adherence to budgetary and other policies and procedures.

    Monitors accounting operations to ensure compliance with GAAP, GASB, and various state/federal standards.

    Completes daily journal entries and codes invoices for health, dental, and life insurance plans.

    Responds to requests for information on special assessments.


    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, public administration or a related business field.

    Minimum of three years of accounting experience is required.

    Three to five years of experience in a government setting or demonstrable skills in governmental fund accounting.

    Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.

    Must be eligible to be bonded.

    Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Thorough knowledge and understanding of general accounting principles.

    Thorough knowledge of the practices and principles of governmental accounting, GASB, and GAAP.

    Working knowledge of computers and the use of computer-based municipal financial management/accounting software.

    Skill in the use of municipal financial reporting software applications.

    Skill in the use of common office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office).

    Ability to plan, assign, instruct and review the work of others.

    Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents such as tax statements, billing invoices, balance sheets, insurance forms, public notices, block grant payments, and statements of operation.

    Ability to prepare a variety of documents such as billing invoices, financial statements, balance sheets, payroll reports, and spreadsheets using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.

    Ability to use and interpret accounting and basic legal terminology.

    Ability to effectively communicate with accountants, financial advisors, elected officials, members of the public, and City personnel.

    Agency City of Elkhorn

    311 Seymour Ct.
    PO BOX 920
    Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 53121

    Phone (262) 723-2219


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