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    Misty Dodge

    Green County has a full-time opening for an Accountant. The accountant perform a variety of moderately difficult specialized accounting functions in coordinating the flow of accounting and payroll data through the County financial records. Assists the Finance Fiscal Clerk and Finance Director with general accounting functions, as needed.


    The Accountant performs a variety of essential duties including: maintains account records in accordance with County systems, procedures, and instructions; trains, assists, and guides County employees in the completion of accounting functions using data processing equipment and the County’s financial software; reviews or codes accounting data for accuracy; performs data entry of payroll, accounts payable, cash receipts, and general ledger transactions as back-up for Finance Fiscal Clerk; calculates back pay for employees as needed; reconciles billings and payments for employee benefit programs, including health, life, disability, dental, and vision insurance, as well as Section 125 programs; calculates and processes all amounts due State and Federal agencies for payroll withholdings; i.e. state and federal taxes, garnishments, retirement contributions, and unreimbursed medical deductions; assists department heads or department fiscal staff with questions regarding their expenditures or revenues; assists auditors during their preliminary work and annual financial audit, assists in the development and testing of new data processing applications; uses various computer software programs including, word processing, spreadsheet, and desktop publishing to create reports and documents; and types, files, and performs general clerical duties as needed.

    Requirements: Applicants must have an Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Accounting from a two-year college or technical school, supplemented with additional courses in computer software programs or a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relate field. One to two years related experience, including some experience with governmental fund accounting.
    Consideration may be given for any combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems and accounting software systems including Munis and Microsoft Excel is desired. The ideal candidate should have strong skills in payroll processing, ability to provide training and ability to give direction to the Department fiscal staff.

    Compensation and Benefits:

    The annual salary for this position will depend on the applicant’s qualifications and experience and ranges from $19.82 to $25.63 hourly at 37.5 hours per week. Green County offers a competitive benefits package including: Wisconsin Retirement System, ETF Health Insurance plan, Voluntary Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, Deferred Compensation, and benefited time off in the form of Vacation, Sick, Personal days and 9 observed Holidays.


    A complete application can be found on our Green County Website at under “Employment Opportunities. Applications may also be picked up at Green County Human Resources Department located on the Ground floor of the Green County Government Services Building located at N3152 State Rd 81 Monroe, WI 53566. A resume and copies of certifications and accreditations are strongly encouraged.

    Please submit applications and supporting documents to:

    Green County Human Resource Department
    N3152 State Rd 81
    Monroe, WI 53566

    Tentative Recruiting Timeline:

    This posting will remain open until the position has been filled. Our first review of applications is tentatively set for 16 October 2019.

    An equal opportunity employer, the County of Green will not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission to or access or treatment of employment or in its programs, services, or activities. Green County requires a drug screening and a physical exam as part of its employment process.

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