The Health Department of Northwest Michigan, located in Charlevoix the Beautiful, seeks a dynamic, results driven individual who can provide leadership in motivating, directing, reviewing, and coordinating the efforts of our Finance department.
This position –
Provides leadership and supervision to the Finance team to assure compliance with accounting standards and billing practices for multiple programs throughout the agency.
Educates, lends expertise, and serves as a resource for division directors and supervisors in all areas of financial management.
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of accounting practices and utilizes software products to track and produce documentation required for billing, financial management of programs, and financial reporting.
Prepares accounting reports and maintains accounting records for organizational units.
Provides budgetary and/or business management control
Exercises central fiscal control activities
Prepares, reviews, and analyzes all types of accounts and records of financial transactions.
Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, and Local financial requirements and filings.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting and financial analysis, including two years of experience in a governmental agency; and one year in a lead or supervisory capacity are required. Certified Public Accountant candidates are preferred.
We offer a competitive wage, generous time off, and an excellent benefit package. If you're a financial professional with the skill set listed above, who wants a challenging position within a progressive Health Department, we want to talk with you.
Please see additional information regarding the role and responsibilities of this position below -
Examples of Essential Responsibilities and Duties
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
Supervises functions such, as cash flow, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger and financial reporting, abiding by required rules and regulations established by local, state and federal agencies and/or governments.
Prepares Agency budgets and financial reports.
Supervises the processing of vouchers and payments, client eligibility determinations, third and first party billings.
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff responsible for daily departmental accounting and budgeting operations, including fiscal control, purchasing, billing, special accounts and auditing.
Process and file Federal, State and Grantor reports.
Ensure compliance with 200 CFR, GASB, FASB, and any pertinent regulations.
Plan, direct and participate in the analysis and preparation of various financial statements, accounts, fiscal reports, grant reports and special reports relating to the process or problems of assigned area of responsibility; analyze cash flow and disbursements.
Monitor financial and summary data reports.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as requested.
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws codes and regulations.
Methods and techniques of financial analysis.
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Governmental accounting and budgeting practices.
Legislation, statutes, government codes, and regulations relating to accounting principles.
Basic computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
Regulations pertinent to federal grants and awards.
Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance billing.
Supervise, organize and review the work of staff.
Select, train, and evaluate staff.
Independently analyze, evaluate, research and propose solutions to complex problems or issues.
Set priorities and meet critical deadlines.
Prepare and interpret complex financial statements, reports and analysis.
Examine and verify a wide variety of complex financial statements and reports.
Operate a variety of computer-based programs.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Conduct reconciliations and make appropriate recommendations according to findings.
Audit financial information and verify accuracy.
Interpret and explain policies, procedures, rules, and /or regulations to employees and the public.
Determine program compliance with laws, rules and regulations.
Make oral presentations to management and other staff members.
Document records and findings in accordance with provided regulations and procedures.
Write complex documents such as reports, project summaries, and procedures.
Interpret quantitative or statistical data to extract key information and make valid inferences.
Analyze numerical and accounting data and draw sound conclusions to make recommendations which best benefit the organization.
Read written documents of varying complexity including departmental policy manuals and guides, legislative mandates, instructional guides, written correspondence, or analytical reports.
Conduct research to assist in auditing processes.
Extract relevant facts and information from written documents in order to perform project planning, solve problems, or summarize information as required to complete assigned job tasks.
Analyze situations, solve complex problems, and adopt an effective course of action to make decisions or recommendations.
Plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
Assign and delegate work to subordinate employees based on workload and experience to ensure efficient operation.
Establish priorities and manage staff and resources to maximize productivity and effectiveness.
Perform oversight on projects ensuring that end products or services are delivered on schedule, within the established budget, and in compliance with applicable laws.
Education and Experience Guidelines
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting and financial analysis, including two years of experience in a governmental agency; and one year in a lead or supervisory capacity. Certified Public Accountant preferred.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment.
Vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus; to read printed materials and a computer screen.
About Health Department of Northwest Michigan
The mission of Health Department of Northwest Michigan is to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality health care, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors in our communities.
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