Finance Director – Sheboygan County, WI

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    Maureen Barry

    Sheboygan County, Wisconsin (pop. 118,034). Sheboygan County is strategically located one hour north of Milwaukee and one hour south of Green Bay. At 515 square miles of land area, the County is bordered by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan to the east and the rolling glacial terrain of the Kettle Moraine State Forest to the west. The cities, villages, and towns that comprise Sheboygan County offer an enviable and affordable lifestyle amid beautiful settings and outdoor recreation options. The County seeks a technically-skilled Director to lead the Finance Department and a variety of financial activities.

    Sheboygan County was originally established in 1838. The County is governed by a 25-member, non-partisan Board of Supervisors. There are other directly-elected officials, 19 departments and about 850 employees. The Finance Director reports to the County Administrator. The County is in exceptional financial shape and enjoys a strong bond rating.

    The Finance Director is a key member of the County’s management team in a financially stable organization and is responsible for providing executive leadership in assuring the County’s long-term fiscal health and vitality. The Finance Department includes 17 employees and is responsible for all County financial operations including: budgeting, internal and external financial reporting, payroll, AP and AR, internal auditing, debt and cash management, investments, internal controls, collections, forecasting, and financial policies and procedures. In concert with the County Administrator, the Director develops and manages an overall County budget of approximately $182 million.

    The successful candidate will:
    • Be an ethical and experienced professional with strong technical and accounting skills;
    • Have a record of leadership, problem solving and decisiveness;
    • Possess an inclusive managerial style, as well as clear, concise, and open communication skills;
    • Have a passion for public service; and
    • Have a desire to work collaboratively in the delivery of County services.

    Candidates should also have:
    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business or public administration or related field; a Master’s degree and/or CPA is ideal, but not required;
    • At least seven years of progressively responsible management experience in fiscal administration; previous government experience, or demonstrable skills in governmental fund accounting preferred;
    • Working knowledge of financial management/ERP systems; and
    • Supervisory experience.

    Starting salary: $110,000 –135,000 +/- DOQ, plus exceptional benefits. Candidates should apply by February 27, 2023 (open until filled) with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240. Sheboygan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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