Responsible for accounting and financial functions of Klamath County. Oversees and participates in the maintenance of the County's accounting records, performs complex and difficult financial accounting analyses, and assists with a variety of related complex technical tasks. Must pass a background and financial check prior to offer of employment. Acts as backup to the Finance Director and Chief Budget Officer.
The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned.
Prepares financial statements and reports. Prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) including statements, notes and supporting schedules. Other duties related to audit work and financial reporting as assigned by Finance Director.
First line supervisor of Finance department employees. Completes performance evaluations with Finance Director. Reviews applications, performs interviews and participates fully in the hiring process.
Provides technical consulting services to county departments on accounting and financial reporting requirements. Work with departments to determine their financial reporting needs and assist them in accessing financial information to effectively manage the budgets and grants for their departments.
Assists with county budget preparation as needed. Acts as backup to Budget Officer.
Reviews reconciliations of cash and investment accounts and other balance sheet accounts. Transfers funds between bank accounts, and approves electronic fund withdrawals.
Responds to questions from departments and researches problems when necessary. Assists other departments with managing work processes and internal controls.
Coordinates with County Treasurer regarding revenues and cash balances, including monthly fund balance reconciliations.
Responsible for complete and accurate bank reconciliations for all bank accounts. 09 Assigns, schedules, coordinates, reviews work of all employees and oversees the completion of a variety of work and or projects by the whole staff. This would include semi-monthly review of payroll.
Prepares monthly performance reports comparing actual to budget with supporting variance analysis and explanation.
Trains other department employees in budget and financial reporting activities.
Responds to questions from Finance staff and assists complex computations in payroll and other accounting functions.
Responsible for completing annual Census Report for the US Census Bureau
Conducts quarterly Finance Managers meetings.
Maintains records in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes retention laws.
Manages employees in the Finance and Treasurer Departments. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Certification, & Experience
Bachelor's Degree in related field and three to five years related experience and/or training is required. CPA certification is preferred.
Oregon Driver's License
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, systems, procedures and controls and their application to governmental accounting systems.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
Thorough knowledge of the professional standards as established by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
Previous experience and responsibility for preparation of trial balance sheet.
Knowledge of budgets and grants.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting software; Database software; Human Resource systems; Internet software; Payroll systems; Inventory software; Order processing systems; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Klamath County is located in beautiful southern Oregon and offers everything for outdoor adventurers: hiking, camping, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, rafting, golfing and the list goes on! Home to Oregon Institute of Technology and Kingsley Field Air Base, home of the 173rd Fighter Wing, Klamath County seeks to find candidates who want to make this beautiful area their home and are looking for a position where their contributions are valued and recognized. We offer a generous benefits package which includes County contributions to health insurance, County contributions to a retirement plan, paid life insurance, paid short term disability, paid holidays and more!