Under the general direction of the Administrator/Controller, is responsible for the overall administration and management of the financial functions of the County in accordance with established policies, procedures, law and generally accepted accounting and business practices.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant license is preferred. Six to eight years of experience in governmental accounting or related field and knowledge of governmental and/or public finance. Thorough knowledge of the technical operating principles and practices associated with governmental accounting and budgeting. Familiarity with local government structure preferred. Supervisory experience with the ability to provide strong leadership to the organization in the area of Finance and to effectively manage the finance office staff. Proficient computer skills necessary to effectively utilize spreadsheets, databases, word processing, computerized accounting software and to create presentations.
About Calhoun County
Calhoun County is located in southern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, at the junction of two major interstate freeways - I-94 (east/west) and I-69 (north/south). There are three population areas within the County: the City of Albion in the eastern portion of the County, the City of Marshall in the center and the City of Battle Creek in the northwest corner. The City of Battle Creek is the largest metropolitan area in the County. The remainder of the County is primarily agricultural. There are 19 townships, four incorporated cities and four villages within the boundaries of the County.