Cost Accounting Manager – Racine County

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    Gwen Zimmer

    Department: Public Works & Development Services
    Hiring salary: $63,926-77,392

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    Job Summary
    To manage, supervise, and coordinate the financial operations of the Racine County Public Works and Development Services Department.

    Essential Duties
    Manage and maintain the general ledger financial management systems of the Public Works and Development Services in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    Report related grants for the single audit and prepare documents for the annual financial audit to ensure the outside auditing firm receives information timely and accurately.
    Submit required reports to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
    Ensure that payroll and accounts payable activities are in compliance with the Federal and State laws and regulations.
    Develop and implement policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance with regulations, municipal codes, county ordinances, GAAP, and GASB.
    Develop capital and operational annual budgets for Public Works and Development Services.
    Set financial goals for departments and work with managers to ensure those goals are met.
    Monitor cost and revenues while tracking budgets to advise management of financial position throughout the year.
    Work with highway management to strategically plan work while staying with in the confines of Wisconsin Department of Transportation Routine Maintenance Agreement.
    Maintain financial records for capital assets.

    Supervision Received:

    Receives general direction from The Director of Public Works and Development Services

    Supervises 3 staff members:

    Accounting Technician, Project Accountant and Financial Specialist
    Requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field plus five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible accounting, budgeting, or finance experience including supervision.
    Advanced knowledge of government accounting.
    Advanced computer skills required (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
    Prompt and regular attendance
    *Or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities
    Knowledge Skills & Abilities
    Ability to work independently with attention to detail and good organizational skills.
    Exceptional judgment and ability to function and multi-task under time constraints.
    Strong quantitative (accounting, finance and/or economics), communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
    Ability to communicate effectively with elected officials, other employees, and the general public

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