Dane County DHS – Accountant

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    Misty Dodge


    The Dane County Human Services Department is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Accountant. This recruitment closes on Monday, September 21, 2020. Individuals must apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/countyofdane/jobs/2838614/accountant?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

    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 service is a shared goal. All employees must be able to demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

    Under general supervision, perform professional accounting work; administer contracts/department budget lines; maintain financial records; prepare fiscal reports, reconciliations and forecasts; develop, implement and maintain departmental accounting policies and procedures; assist in budget development and control; and perform related work as required.

    Maintain budget, accounting and financial control records. Prepare, analyze, and review estimates of revenue, reimbursement, expenditures, and other accounts. Analyze and verify financial reports and statements, accounts and records expenditures, revenues, and other financial transactions. Preparation of financial aspects of grantee contracts, contract modification, and fiscal contract administration/close-out. Perform grantee audit review and follow-up. Assist program staff with budget development and implementation, perform electronic fiscal management, develop and monitor financial tracking and reporting systems. Process approved vendor/consumer budget changes. Gather data for a variety of financial reports requiring the application of accounting principles and judgment. Post financial transactions to ledgers, prepare journal entries, reconcile accounts, prepare schedules and work papers for external auditors, and calculate trial balances. Compile financial reports; review and analyze accounts, records, financial statements, and fiscal procedures, and interpret need for appropriate changes. Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of computerized accounting and management information systems. May supervise staff.

    Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (or related field) and two (2) years of professional accounting work experience. Additional credit will be awarded for supervisory or lead work experience.

    Special Requirements:
    Must have a valid driver’s license, or access to reliable personal transportation, or equivalent.

    Background Check Statement:
    Some positions may require a criminal background check which can include fingerprinting due to the nature of the job’s responsibilities. Wisconsin’s Fair Employment Law, s. 111.31 – 111.395, Wis. Stats., prohibits discrimination because of an arrest or conviction record. However, Dane County may disqualify an applicant if the position’s responsibilities are substantially related to the applicant’s criminal history (e.g., the nature of the crime and its relationship to the position, whether hiring, transferring or promoting an applicant would pose an unreasonable risk to the business, its employees, customers and vendors, etc.). Management reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

    Thorough knowledge of: accounting principles and practices including governmental fund accounting; MSOffice applications including: WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS and Outlook; knowledge of large electronic accounting applications; possession of excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to compile, verify, and analyze financial records and reports; ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures; ability to work effectively with others; ability to assign and monitor work for accuracy and completion; ability to develop policies and procedures to meet accounting and internal control needs; ability to work independently and exercise effective judgment in the application of accounting principles and procedures.

    Human Services – additional credit will be given for knowledge of and experience working with administering and monitoring the financial terms of contracts, grant tracking and reporting, and Wisconsin Human Services and Federal programs including; CARS, Birth To Three and Medicare/Medicaid.

    Airport – additional credit will be given for knowledge and experience working in an airport environment to include experience with Federal Aviation Administration programs and requirements including Passenger Facility Charges, the Airport Improvement Program, grant funding, etc.; familiarity with the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics or similar agencies from other states; familiarity in working with airline and other provider tenants to include industry rate models, acronyms and language.

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