La Crosse County – Fiscal Analyst

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    Lanae Nickelotti

    Calling all Accountants!

    Come grow your career with an organization that values and supports you to learn, grow, and become a leader in La Crosse County. We are looking for a professional Fiscal Analyst to join our collaborative, supportive, and results-driven team within our Human Services Department. This role provides the individual with the opportunity to bring their whole self to work, engage, lead, and drive their own learning and growth within the organization. This role reports to the Human Services Fiscal Manager and interacts with all level of leaders across La Crosse County, community partners, other counties, and the state. It provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience, exposure, and expertise in Human Services, Finance, and County Operations. La Crosse County leaders are committed to provide a supportive and inclusive work environment. We are also dedicated to your learning and development to grow an organization that is deep in talent. This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, that is a hybrid of in-person and remote work – hired person must live within a commutable distance of approximately 2 hours by car.

    Salary range: $66,996 – $86,132

    Associate Experience – What’s In It For You?
    Supportive, collaborative, inclusive, and diverse workforce.
    Career learning, development, and growth opportunities.
    Culture of respect and dignity, teamwork, honesty, and integrity.
    Serving your community in a purposeful and meaningful way.
    Flexibility with generous paid time-off benefits.
    Excellent benefits:
    ••Wisconsin Retirement System – Very stable and strong
    ••Health Insurance with options for free care
    ••Dental Insurance with many services covered at 100%
    ••Life Insurance with short and long-term disability

    We will be accepting applications until the right person is hired.

    La Crosse County Respects Diversity
    Essential Job Functions
    Acting with integrity and building trust – Speak openly and honestly and encourage others to do the same. Share views even when unpopular and challenges the status quo appropriately. Listen deeply and demonstrate curiosity for other’s point of view. Effectively leads and drives positive results and outcomes – Lead self with clear goals and objectives. Partners with stakeholders and effectively collaborates to drive results. Drive leadership development for self and others. Leads self and others with vision and strategy – Anticipate future needs of the department and can articulate a clear vision and strategy to future challenges and hurdles. Leading with demonstrated respect and humility – Demonstrate self-awareness and treat others with dignity and respect. Welcome views other than own and invites and embraces feedback. Informally influences others – Meet others where they are at and coach and facilitate win win agreements and solutions. Capable of leading in the grey and thinking with agility – Demonstrate ability to pause, make the right assumptions and inferences, understand team and County dynamics and flex style as needed. Be comfortable with the uncomfortable.

    Oversees fiscal functions and reporting/recording systems for various Human Services programs to ensure timely, accurate, and complete reporting. Assists in monitoring compliance with procedures required by regulatory agencies, including all Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements and statements. Monitors fiscal processes and identifies improvements or solutions, as needed. Leads change management initiatives and partners with stakeholders to ensure effective results. Considers accounting principles, audit techniques, and internal controls at all times. Leads complex fiscal reporting processes in the Human Services Department, including budget, external audit, Single Audit, and other reporting of a complex nature. Analyzes cash flow and funding sources to ensure optimum performance. Execute all duties as directed by Human Services Fiscal Manager and Human Services leadership staff.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    •Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting and budgetary procedures.
    •Ability to plan and make independent investigations and audits of difficult nature.
    •Ability to use effective judgment and problem-solving skills to make reasonable business decisions and recommendations.
    •Ability to utilize electronic accounting aids, spreadsheets and databases.
    •Ability to maintain confidentiality and safeguard sensitive information.
    •Ability to effectively supervise subordinates.
    •Ability to maintain effective working relationships with County officials and employees.
    •Ability to work effectively with partner organizations in a collaborative effect.
    •Ability to communicate effectively with County and state officials.
    •Ability to understand state and federal requirements as they apply to County government.
    •Ability to prepare reports and present accurate accounting statements.
    •Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, both verbally and in writing.
    •Ability to work as a contributing team member in a professional manner.
    •Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
    •Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    •Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
    •Considerable knowledge of computerized accounting systems.

    Training, Experience and Other Requirements
    •Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; Master’s degree preferred.
    •Minimum of five years accounting experience with knowledge of GASB, proper audit techniques and internal controls. Experience must be in professional accounting work with automated systems.
    •Strong preference for experience in governmental accounting and public administration.
    •Proven proficiency and expertise in using Excel spreadsheets and accounting software; proven track record of excellent organizational and analytical skills and precision in working with details.
    •Strong preference for proven skill in collaborative relationships with various members/organizations in a consortium or collaborative workgroup.
    •Strong preference for experience in healthcare billing.

    La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    212 6th St N
    Suite 2500
    La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601

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