Leads the central accounting functions of the County, including annual financial reporting, formulating, and improving accounting procedures and guidelines, and operating central payroll. Responsible for formulating and supervising all combined accounting and fiscal duties performed in Central Fiscal Services. Analyzes fiscal systems, organization, methods and work procedures, and directs improvements including those to computer systems. Prepares and supervises the preparation of various financial reports and the annual comprehensive financial report for the County Executive and the Board of Commissioners. Prepares and submits written and oral fiscal recommendations required in the operations of County departments. Recommends improvements in departmental operational systems. Implements and maintains department fiscal controls. Provides fiscal expertise to administrators as requested at financial meetings. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department-specific software to complete assignments.
ABOUT OAKLAND COUNTY
Oakland County is in southeast Michigan, immediately north of Detroit. With a population of over 1.2 million and covering over 900 square miles, it offers cosmopolitan urban centers, lakefront living, historic town centers, and natural country settings within close proximity of an array of employment opportunities. Residents have access to 17 degree-granting colleges and universities, and Mandarin language and culture is offered in all 28 public school districts. There are 485 institutions of art, culture, and the humanities in the County and 32 unique downtowns and 4,200 restaurants. Residents and visitors enjoy nearly 90,000 acres of parkland, 65 miles of trails, 76 public and private golf courses, and 1,450 lakes, rivers, and streams plus the headwaters of five river systems.
Oakland County has a budget totaling around $900 million dollars and employs approximately 5,000 employees. Oakland County has been accorded the Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) every year since the award’s inception in 1984. Oakland County has also received the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the GFOA Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award. The County also fully funds its pension and other post-employment benefit obligations. Both S&P and Moody’s have endorsed the County through a AAA rating. S&P Global stated in their credit opinion that, “Oakland County has an extremely broad, deep tax base that serves as an economic engine for not only Southeast Michigan, but also much of the state. We feel the County is well positioned to operate in a more distressed economic climate, factoring in its very strong management and very strong flexibility.”
1. Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Science, or a related field of study; AND
2. Have five (5) years of full-time work experience working with complex financial systems, financial and economic analysis, business administration, general accounting, cost accounting, spreadsheet applications, systems analysis, personnel administration, or related area, including two (2) years in a supervisory position.
NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for one (1) year of the work experience described above.
NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://naces.org/members.html). The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.
3. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical established for this classification.
4. Successfully complete the six month probationary period.
Fiscal Services is a division of the Management and Budget Department and provides accounting and budgeting services to the County's departments and divisions. Our purpose is to accurately present, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the results of Oakland County's financial operations and conditions in a timely manner to all interested parties.
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