La Crosse County – Human Services Fiscal Analyst

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    Sharon Davidson

    Come start 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 Deputy Finance Director 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. The Deputy Finance Director and 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.

    Associate Experience – What’s In It For You?
    Supportive, collaborative, inclusive, and diverse workforce
    Career learning, development, and growth opportunities in Human Services, Finance, and La Crosse County leadership
    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 Including:

    • Wisconsin Retirement – Among top retirement programs in the country!
    • Health Care Insurance with provider options at no cost to you
    • Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-term and long-term disability

    Essential Job Functions

    For a full list of duties, qualifications and requirements, including physical demands, please see the complete job description from the “Menu” on the Job Opportunities page of the County website.
    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 Deputy Finance Director and Human Services leadership staff.

    Essential Leadership 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.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    •Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting and budgetary procedures.
    •Ability to:
    -Plan and make independent investigations and audits of difficult nature.
    -Use effective judgment and problem-solving skills to make reasonable business decisions and recommendations.
    -Utilize electronic accounting aids, spreadsheets and databases.
    -Maintain confidentiality and safeguard sensitive information.
    -Effectively supervise subordinates.
    -Maintain effective working relationships with County officials and employees.
    -Work effectively with partner organizations in a collaborative effect.
    -Communicate effectively with County and state officials.
    -Understand state and federal requirements as they apply to County government.
    -Prepare reports and present accurate accounting statements.
    -Communicate with tact and diplomacy, both verbally and in writing.
    -Work as a contributing team member in a professional manner.
    -Plan, organize, and prioritize work
    -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 required, Accounting preferred; Master’s degree preferred.
    •Minimum of 3-5 years accounting experience with knowledge of GASB, proper audit techniques and internal controls.
    •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.

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