Senior Accountant – Brown County

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    Bradley Klingsporn

    Job Summary
    This position performs a variety of medium to complex professional accounting and financial functions related to county-wide financial reporting and annual budget preparation. Responsible for providing financial and accounting support, advice and assistance necessary for departments to successfully appropriate and manage their budgeted funds. Decisions made by this position are based upon comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and best practices in budgeting and financial reporting from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and the Government Finance Officers Association.

    Essential Duties
    Acts as the lead accountant in the development of the annual budget, directing departmental accountants and coordinating all detail work required. Assists County Executive, Director of Administration and/or Finance Director by researching and analyzing county-wide budgetary trends, pending legislation and other key assumptions and applying to budgetary goals set forth by the County Executive. Compiles and analyzes data for cost-to-continue amounts, chargeback development, levy setting/tracking and tax rate compilation. Attends committee and Board budget meetings during the budget, providing information as needed, and tracking changes from proposed to adopted budget.

    Provides technical expertise, advice, counsel and direction on financial matters, budget information and financial system inquiries to all departments to ensure effective administration and implementation of approved fiscal policies, plans and programs.

    Compiles required reports such as apportionment sheets for local municipalities and levy limit worksheets. Compiles and reviews the County’s State Financial Report.

    Compensation and Benefits
    The salary range for this exempt position is $67,721 to $75,650 annually. The County offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical benefit plan, Wisconsin Retirement Plan, life insurance, dental and vision plans, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Benefit perks: low medical plan premium costs, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System with a 6.5% employer contribution, and 10 paid holidays per year.

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