St. Croix County – Accounting Supervisor

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    Misty Dodge

    Accounting Supervisor – (2000000Q)

    This position provides leadership and supervision over assigned personnel; and to perform accounting functions for various entities within the operations of the Finance Department.

    The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be required and assigned.
    • Directs the work of and manages assigned personnel. Assist with interviewing and selection of new employees. Provides training and instructions and ongoing training needs. Assigns tasks, reviews work and prepares performance evaluations. Provides staff coaching/counseling. Provides assistance and answers questions, gives advice and recommendations to staff.
    • Provides leadership and management to all assigned staff.
    • Analyzes transactions entered in accounting system and reconcile to general ledger. Prepares trial balances, fund statements, revenue and expenditure statements for County Departments.
    • Performs general ledger accounting for the department and oversees departmental accounting activities and functions.
    • Reconciles and processes online banking including: ACH, wire transfers, direct deposits, state pool, bank statements.
    • Maintains accounting software user security, updates software menus, contacts software support to solve problems, coordinates updates. Maintains and updates file master records including chart of accounts, creation of new accounts, programs, service codes and templates. Administers software and has access to correct coding errors for other staff.
    • Assists other departments in projecting revenues by program for budget preparation and forecasting of year end balances.
    • Review and authorizes client insurance refunds, and payment of vouchers.
    • Oversees payroll records, balances, and generates the overall County payroll processes.
    • Supervises reconciliation, preparation and distribution of W-2’s.
    • Coordinates the government accounting activities for the department, provides guidance, training and assists staff in the performance of accounting activities.
    • Maintains departmental benefit and employee records to record and monitor pay rates and deductions.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and auditing principles (including GASB rules and GAAP standards) and methods in their application to a government accounting system.
    • Knowledge of governmental accounting methods, procedures, and financial practices.
    • Knowledge of County programs, funding sources, and specific regulations governing expenditures and revenues.
    • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of public administration, with particular reference to governmental budget and finance administration.
    • Ability to analyze and find cost-effective solutions for complex operational and payroll problems.
    • Ability to prepare and maintain complex and accurate financial documents and reports.
    • Knowledge of and ability to effectively utilize the principles of strategic and long and short range planning.
    • Knowledge of management and supervisory practices & principles.
    • Skill in analyzing complex administrative information and issues, defining problems and evaluating alternatives and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
    • Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations.
    • Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate projects and programs.
    • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
    • Ability to develop department goals and objectives.
    • Ability to take control of situations, dictating subordinate activities in a responsible manner.
    • Ability to instruct and train in methods and procedures.
    • Ability to make final employment recommendations.
    • Ability to prepare performance evaluations and make recommendations regarding unsatisfactory employees.
    • Ability to assign work, add or delete; plan work, establish priorities.
    • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits with minimal direction and supervision.
    • Ability to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
    • Knowledge of County policies, procedures and practices.
    • Knowledge of local government organization and its departmental operating requirements.
    • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
    • Ability to analyze and prepare organizational and functional reports from research data.
    • General knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, equipment and office assistance techniques.
    • Knowledge of the County and department programs and policies
    • Ability to read and understand basic County and State policies and procedure of limited scope and difficulty.
    • Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.

    • Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form.
    • Must be proficient in workplace English and spelling.
    • Ability to read County policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; etc.

    • Ability to calculate mathematical calculations.
    • Ability to prepare, recommend and monitor an operating budget, including line item budgeting.
    • Ability to comprehend complex state financial records and reporting

    • Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
    • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
    • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
    • Ability to maintain discretion regarding business-related files, reports and conversations, within the provision of open records law and other applicable State and Federal Statutes and Regulations.
    • Organizational and time management skills needed to meet deadlines.
    • Must have ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
    • Ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
    • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
    • Ability to think quickly, maintains self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
    • Ability to use good judgement and effectively solve problems.

    The physical and work environment characteristics described in this description 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 or as otherwise required by law. Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee’s supervisor.

    • This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms.
    • Work has standard vision requirements.
    • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
    • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
    • Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
    • Work has no exposure to environmental conditions.
    • Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

    • Work is primarily in an office setting.



    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
    • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in accounting.
    • Previous supervisory or lead experience preferred.
    • Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

    Primary Location
    : US-WI-Hudson
    Work Locations
    Government Center
    1101 Carmichael Rd
    Hudson 54016
    : Finance
    : St Croix County
    : Full-time
    : Day Job
    Employee Status
    : Regular
    Job Type
    : Standard
    Job Level
    : Manager with Direct Reports
    Job Posting
    Posting Grade: 65
    Posting Pay Range: $57,470-$78,125
    Posting Expected Pay Range: $57,470-$63,440
    FTE: 1

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