Oneida County – Finance Director/County Auditor

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    Misty Dodge


    Oneida County is accepting applications for the position of Finance Director/County Auditor. This position will work in the Oneida County Courthouse, located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This full time position is responsible for broad scope financial matters including overall financial management of the central accounting system, month end and year end accounting procedures, State and Federal reporting, assisting the County Board in the budgeting process, internal auditing, working with external auditors and financial record keeping. This position supervises accounting and payroll staff, is a member of the Risk Management Team, and attends Administration Committee meetings and other meetings as needed. The 2021 salary range for this position is $80,826 to $110,846 plus excellent fringe benefit package.

    Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; five years’ experience in accounting, finance or related field, preferably in a government unit; two years supervisory experience; knowledge and experience with accounting and payroll software.
    Successful applicants may be required to undergo an oral interview, pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and skills evaluation.
    Complete job description and required Oneida County application are available under the employment tab at Completed application, resume and college transcripts should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Oneida County LRES, P.O. Box 400, Rhinelander, WI 54501 by Monday, April 5, 2021.

    Oneida County
    Job Description

    Job Title: County Auditor/Finance Director
    Class Title: County Auditor/Finance Director
    Department: Finance Department
    Reports To: Administration Committee
    FLSA Status: Exempt-Executive
    Prepared By: Darcy Smith
    Prepared Date: March 2021
    Approved By: Lisa J. Charbarneau
    Approved Date: March 2021
    Reviewed Date: Updated 3/20/21

    SUMMARY Under the direction of the Administration Committee, employee is responsible for broad scope financial matters including overall financial management, accounting, reporting, budgeting, internal auditing and financial record keeping.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Assists the County Board in the development of a County budget as required per Section 65.90 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Includes preparing budget printouts, assisting departments, proofing and entering department budget information, preparing Finance department and all other non-departmental budgets, and determining estimated fund balances. Acts as a resource person during budget hearings as well as during Administration Committee and County Board budget deliberations. Prepares County apportionment of taxes and levy limit worksheet. Liaison between County and media concerning the budget.

    Coordination of the 5-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Plan. Member of the CIP Committee.

    Maintains the central accounting system and the Oneida County Accounting Systems and Policies Manual according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, auditing and Financial Reporting procedures, the State uniform chart of accounts, the State Highway Cost Accounting Manual and the Oneida County Accounting Systems and Policies Manual.

    Responsible for filing various State and Federal reports including Form A-State of Wisconsin Financial Report form, financial report of highway operations-highway annual closing, W-2 forms, Miscellaneous Income form (1099’s), 941’s (quarterly), Unemployment Compensation forms (quarterly), annual Retirement Report, annual Life Insurance Report and 1095-C forms.

    Coordinate County audit of financial records. Prepare detail worksheets and analysis of all balance sheet accounts, reconciliation of Federal and State reports as well as reviewing the rough draft of the Audit Report. Preparation of the Management Discussion and Analysis for the financial statements.

    Perform cash management functions for the county, including projecting daily cash flow, maximizing interest earnings, maintaining the security of cash and investment balances and minimizing banking fees. Investment authority of all County investments.

    The County Auditor/Finance Director is a member of the risk management team. Recognize and respond to risk exposures to the employees and general public. Recommend policies and establish procedures to reduce the risk for Oneida County.

    The County Auditor/Finance Director is a member of the negotiations team for the county. Attends all bargaining sessions with union, analyzes and performs calculations of proposed and finalized contract amounts. Attends Labor Relations and Employee Services meetings. Attends hearings as required.

    Prepares fiscal impact statements for attachment to county resolutions including union contract settlements, non-union settlements, position additions, deletions and other changes and any other request.

    Work with auditors/accountants regarding county-wide reports and reviews including workers compensation audit, indirect cost plan and, actuarial analysis of other post-employment benefits. Assist and provide input regarding departmental financial audits and reviews.

    Supervise payroll and purchasing functions and provide back-up for both functions as needed.

    Perform month-end and year-end accounting procedures including balancing and reconciling all balance sheets accounts.

    Provide financial reports, analysis and advice to County Board Supervisors, Committees and employees.

    Supervise Account Technician who generates account payable checks, prepares fringe benefit reports and maintains accounting files and provides back-up as needed.

    Attends Administration Committee and other meetings as necessary.

    Plans, develops and assists in implementing projects as needed including subsidiary accounting systems, cash management systems and budgetary policies.

    Oversight and administration of County-wide, non-department specific grants, including compliance with grant guidance, payment request submission and reporting.

    Preparation of resolutions specific to budget and Finance. Monthly review of resolutions with Corporation Counsel and County Clerk prior to submission to County Board for approval.

    Any other duty as assigned.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Provides support and direction to the payroll, accounts payable and purchasing departments.

    QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Must be knowledgeable of accounting/auditing principles including Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting (GAAFR), as well as governmental budget preparation and approval procedures. Must have the ability to analyze, summarize and present financial information clearly and to be able to supervise and direct the work of others. Must be knowledgeable about computer hardware and software.

    Four-year college degree in Accounting or related field.
    Five years work experience in accounting, finance or related field, preferable within a government unit (County, City or State).
    Two years supervisory experience.
    Payroll experience desirable.
    Hands-on computer experience using accounting programs required.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS Must possess excellent verbal and written communication.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Must be very knowledgeable of and have ability to apply accounting principles and procedures.

    REASONING ABILITY This position must have the ability to evaluate situations and make good independent decisions bases on policies, practices, rules and procedures. To maintain high level of confidentiality of financial functions and with subordinates.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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