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    Misty Dodge
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    JOB POSTING #2019-113
    12/20/2019

    Senior Financial Analyst – Senior Accountant

    Department: Health and Human Services
    Salary Range: $26.09/hr. to $40.01/hr. based on qualifications
    Status: full-time (40 hours/week)

    PURPOSE AND SUMMARY
    This position performs a variety of complex professional accounting and financial functions related to Health and Human Services financial reporting and annual budget preparation. This position is 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 Government Financial Reporting Standards.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES
    Monitor and review department financials to ensure operations are within budgeted levels and adherence to policies/procedures. Work with the departments to assist with understanding of their revenue and expenditure status. Identifies emerging financial issues, revenue shortfalls or expenditure overruns and advises Management with options for resolution. Complete month-end closing process. Prepares and reviews monthly financial statements and accruals. Prepare and review journal entries, reconciles accounts and reviews departmental financial reports to ensure accurate recording of financial transactions in accordance with applicable accounting standards.
    Provide technical expertise, advice, and direction on financial matters, budget information and financial system inquiries to all departments and subordinates to ensure effective administration and implementation of approved fiscal policies, plans and programs. Provide fiscal year end entries and supporting documentation. Completes work papers and schedules for the fiscal year end closing process to be used by the external auditors. Participates in the preparation of the Single Audit Report, including research and application of accounting pronouncements, compilation of data, and preparation of supporting schedules. Prepares and provides to management various statistical and analytical data. Ensure the accurate and timely preparation of monthly, annual and other routine or special purpose financial reports and documents. Participates and presents reports to committees as required. Ensures the County’s accounting procedures comply with internal control over financial reporting and implements corrective action for any condition that might be considered a material weakness. Maintains and updates policies and operating procedures to incorporate new software, changes in responsibilities, and new accounting pronouncements. Provide financial grant-related expertise on a monthly or quarterly basis to departments administering grant awards. Prepares and issues on a timely basis all necessary grant reporting, including the Wisconsin Medicaid Cost Report (WIMCR). Maintain assets for all HHS departments. Responsibilities include managing asset acquisitions, transfers, and disposals. Works closely with the internal and external audits and provides recommendations to the Accounting Manager regarding procedural changes and final audit reports. Analyzes financial reports and provides oversight and assistance to other departments and staff as directed by the Accounting Manager. Performs other duties as may be assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance required. Five years of progressive accounting experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience in Health and Human Services (HHS) operations and reporting, preferred. Must have strong technical skills and experience with Microsoft and database tools, experience with reviewing financial statements, strong written and verbal communication skills, and an understanding of internal control concepts and risk assessment practices with experience in applying these concepts to plan, perform, and report on the evaluation of various business procedures. Knowledge and experience with business software including proficiency in using spreadsheet applications, specifically excel. Knowledge and experience in working with automated financial information systems including integrated and non-integrated subsidiary systems. Knowledge and experience with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance billing. Knowledge and understanding of business and government terminology, office procedures, and equipment. Knowledge of services offered within Health and Human Services. Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting and public budgeting principles, practices and methods. Considerable analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to meet established financial reporting deadlines. Considerable skill in preparing and analyzing complex reports, budgets and statements. Ability to plan, administer and evaluate programs and projects. Knowledge of and proficient ability to utilize a computer and the required software. Ability to deal with sensitive data in a confidential manner and work with outside agencies. Ability to work with others in the completion of complicated business tasks.

    Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2020.

    HUMAN RESOURCES
    508 New York Avenue
    SHEBOYGAN, WI 53081
    http://www.sheboygancounty.com

    Internal applicants: Please reference the above job posting number and position when submitting your internal application for employment which is located on the Sheboygan County shared drive/Sheboygan County/Human Resources/Forms/Internal Application for Employment

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    WE SUPPORT A SAFE, HEALTHY AND DRUG FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT
    THROUGH PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING

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