Accounting Manager

Full Time


Under the supervision of the Business Operations Division Manager for Human Services, supervises and supports the Accounting Assistants in an efficient and effective manner so that all revenue and costs are recorded and properly allocated, as well as performs a variety of accounting and information system functions with the Human Services Department.

Examples of Duties

  1. Ensure all financial entries, transactions, and actions comply with generally accepted accounting principles, government audit standards and other federal/state government regulations.
  2. Recommends accounting practices for the department by reviewing practices and implementing procedures. Assists in analyzing and coordinating financial records.
  3. Maintains daily, monthly, quarterly and annual financial records for the department.
  4. Assists in monitoring Purchase of Service Contracts with outside vendors and with other county departments, assuring that contracts comply with State guidelines and audits of providers are in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and applicable governmental regulations. 
  5. Assists in compiling unit information and financial data for the department annual report.
  6. Prepares monthly and annual journal entries and records in the general ledger.
  7. Develops and negotiates contracts for the department’s inpatient and outpatient clinics as appropriate, such as various Medical Assistance HMOs, private insurance companies and other counties. Coordinates communication with County’s Corporation Counsel as necessary.
  8. Assists in the setup and maintenance of county and state software systems and trains staff on use of computer software as needed. 
  9. Prepares monthly GEARS/SPARC/GWAAR reports and sends to the State of Wisconsin within the established deadlines set by the state.
  10. Reconciles general ledger accounts and GEARS/SPARC/GWAAR reports monthly.
  11. Develops and trains staff on new programs, including developing and coordinating financial reporting related to new programs and grants. 
  12. Assists with AVATAR and the set up and maintenance of fiscal related functions.
  13. Directs the workflow related to billing and collections for department’s services.  Works with staff members and management to resolve issues with programming of billing systems. 
  14. Prepares, coordinates and directs the preparation of accounting reports as required by the State of Wisconsin, Medicaid, Medicare and various governmental agencies. 
  15. Coordinates, directs and reviews the preparation of audit work papers for external auditors of the department. 
  16. Prepares the department’s annual budget.  Provides input regarding program planning and staff needs.
  17. Perform personnel activities within the unit, including interviewing job applicants, hiring, training, performance evaluations and disciplinary actions. Provide for the direct supervision for tasks performed in the unit.  Provide annual performance evaluations. 
  18. Recommend objectives, plans, policies and procedures to promote efficient and effective management and to comply with various Federal and State rules and regulations.  Ongoing development and compliance review of the unit’s internal controls, policies and procedures.
  19. Acts as the financial lead for Moraine Lakes Consortium. Amends Addendum to Consortium Contract and submits monthly CARS on behalf of Moraine Lakes Consortium. 
  20. Other duties may be required and assigned as best practice or accounting requirements change.
  21. Provide backup duties to other Accounting Manager.

Typical Qualifications


  1. Bachelor degree from a college or university with a major in accounting is preferred. 
  2. Two (2) years of experience in a governmental accounting office preferred.
  3. Supervision experience preferred.
  4. Prior to hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.


  1. Possesses good working knowledge of a number or computer software packages to include Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to work with databases and learn quickly using a variety of computer applications as tools to perform job.  
  2. Federal and State laws, rules, standards and regulations pertaining to government accounting.
  3. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.  
  4. Make decisions regarding accounting practices within the guidelines established by the County’s Finance Department.  Must be able to multitask and problem solve in an instant, as well as maintain flexibility to meet demanding deadlines. 

Supplemental Information


  1. Access to a motor vehicle
  2. A minimum of $250,000/$500,000 auto liability insurance coverage verified upon hire and at renewal by providing a copy of the declaration page of your policy from your insurance carrier.


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