Calumet County, WI (50,089), located along the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Winnebago, is seeking its next Finance Director. From its county seat in Chilton, countless opportunities to experience the performing arts, museums, cultural events, shopping, and sporting events are only a short distance away.
Currently with 21 Supervisory Districts, the county’s land area covers 324 square miles and has eight towns, seven cities and five villages located within. Whether you crave the atmosphere and natural beauty of a rural, small-town setting, or the hustle and amenities of an urban center, Calumet County provides an excellent place to live, work, and play.
The County is seeking a technically skilled and collaborative Director to lead the Finance Department. The Finance Director reports to the County Administrator and is a key member of the County’s management team in a financially stable organization of 335 employees. The position serves as a liaison to the County’s Administrative Services Committee. In concert with the County Administrator, the Director develops and manages a budget of combined funds of $64.5 million and a general fund budget of over $22 million.
The Finance Director is responsible for maintaining the County’s financial assets, accounts receivable/payable, payroll, purchasing, investments and pension funds, and performing the duties of the County Auditor as prescribed by Wisconsin Statute. Finance is also responsible for administering and maintaining the county’s property and liability insurance programs and managing claims, as well as preparing the annual operating budget and the annual financial report.
The Finance Department includes four full-time employees, including the Director. The position provides direct supervision to the Accounting Manager and indirect supervision to two Accountants in the Department, as well as indirect supervision of 12.8 FTEs outside of the Department. The position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Finance Department.
The County has a ‘AA+’ credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, which noted in its last ratings report that the County’s stable tax base, very high reserves, continued economic growth and strong management “lead to finances that outperform budgeted expectations”.
The next Finance Director must have a record of leadership, problem solving and decisiveness, a desire to work collaboratively with other County departments, and be comfortable in conveying financial data in an understandable and transparent fashion. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with major in accounting from an accredited college or university; Master’s Degree in Accounting or CPA; Five or more years of responsible governmental accounting and auditing experience, with budget management experience, in Wisconsin preferred. Any combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
The salary range is $97,032 to $124,722 DOQ. Calumet County offers an attractive and comprehensive benefit plan which includes, but is not limited to, contributions to medical, dental, life insurance and the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), optional 457 plan, and paid leave time.
Apply online at www.govhrjobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by April 19, 2021. Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 224-282-8306 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Calumet County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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