Bring your big picture view and accounting/ financial management experience to this unique career growth opportunity! Eau Claire County has an immediate opening for a Finance Director to lead and transform the Finance Department, reporting directly to the County Administrator.
In this strategic role, you will have primary responsibility over the finance function for the County and will focus on creating an innovative finance department positioned for long-term financial sustainability. You will develop collaborative working partnerships with the other department heads and members of the finance and budget committee.
This is a dynamic role in which you will lead a small team of finance and accounting staff; including payroll, AP and AR. The Finance Director will interface with the County Board to develop long-range financial planning and present audit and quarterly financial reports.
Design, implement, and maintain countywide accounting and reporting systems, financial policies, operating procedures, internal controls and segregation of duties.
Ensure compliance to Government Accounting Standards Board(GASB), GAAP, and other regulatory requirements
Provide guidance to the County Board, County officials, County Administrator and employees regarding financial matters for Eau Claire County
Oversee, prepare, and execute the annual County budget
Coordinate and support procedures of County, State and independent auditors
Develop Finance Committee agenda and present materials to the Committee on a monthly basis
Perform statutory duties of a County Auditor
Oversee and provide direction on the County’s investments and debt; including analysis of debt structure and future financing options
Participate in the collective bargaining process
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
5+ years of accounting and financial management experience
Proficiency in GAAP
Project and change management experience
Complex financial analysis experience
Benefit Offering Overview:
Health Insurance Health Savings Account Flexible Spending Wellness Program Dental Vision Roth IRA Retirement Plan Deferred Compensation Short & Long Term Disability Insurance Term and Whole Life Insurance Coverdell Education Savings Account Edvest Higher Education Savings …And Additional Benefit Offerings
"To provide quality, innovative services that safeguard and enhance the well being of all our residents."
Eau Claire County, created in 1856 from Chippewa County, is named for the city of Eau Claire, which is French for "clear water." Located in northwest Wisconsin and covering 655 square miles, the county seat is Eau Claire. Eau Claire County Government comes under the ge...neral jurisdiction of an elected Board of Supervisors. The Board consists of 29 Supervisors, each representing a district of Eau Claire County. The County has 25 departments with approximately 550 employees offering over 150 services to its citizens.