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Finance Manager

Posting Date:  June 8, 2021
Position Type:  Full - Time, Salaried 

Department: 5100 - Highway Maintenance 

Compensation Range:  $79,211 - $94,418 Annually
Closing Date: June 22, 2021 @ 5:59pm, CST

Job Summary: To assist the Director of Highway Maintenance in the daily financial activities of the division.CPA

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

·       Manage accounting of expenditures and revenues for Highway Maintenance for the State and County.  Oversees the preparation of monthly billings to Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WIDOT). Reviews and analyzes expenditure and revenue reports and advises management on spending and reimbursement balances and trends. Monitors expenditures daily.

·       Prepare budget documents for the Highway division and make recommendations to the Director.  Recommends initial requested budget expenditures based on historic and future trends. Researches impacts of outside sources (state budget, fuel trends, etc.) on the division’s budget. Prepares budget documents and enters the budget into the county-wide budget system.

·       Provide fiscal reports on existing expenditures and revenues.  Provides fiscal documentation to ensure expenditures and revenues are appropriately made and revenue is collected. Prepares financial reports as requested by MCDOT management and WisDOT.

·       Office Supervision and Training.  Oversees Highway Maintenance accounting, purchasing and payroll functions. Develops office procedures for the completion of these functions. Trains office staff and provides back-up in these areas.

·       Perform all other duties as assigned by upper management.  Attends Budget and Financial meetings with MCDOT Management. Completes special projects. Works on the development of the updated billing system.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, finance, Business Administration, or a related field OR a Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration.
Five (5) years of experience working in general accounting, fiscal or budget.
Three (3) years of supervising fiscal staff and/or general clerical/office staff.
Intermediate knowledge of all related computer and software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets.

Preferred Areas:
CPA license

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Exchange of basic information with internal and/or external contacts.  Maintain sensitive or confidential information.  Explain and gather information, answer queries, or provide assistance to internal and/or external contacts.  Persuade, conform, or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts.  Perform with a high degree of authority in securing understanding and cooperation with internal and/or external contacts.   Maintain a continuing working relationship that can have a significant effect on the success of the organization.  Read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, reports, short correspondence, and memos.  Speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups.  Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents.  Prepare and/or present written communications that pertain to controversial and complex topics.

Note: This Original Examination is open to current residents of the state of Wisconsin. The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

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Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.