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STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$56,336.54 - $70,462.86
LOCATION:555 Towner
Washtenaw County Health Department envisions a healthy community where every resident has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Washtenaw County Health Department is committed to working with community members and partners to address the factors that influence health, including employment, education, housing, neighborhood, public safety, food access, air and drinking water quality, and health care. Our work toward health equity and social justice will be guided by the following principles:
  • We value all people equally
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We strengthen partnerships with community members that aid in community empowerment through community capacity building, organizing, and mobilizing.
  • We name racism and other -isms as a barrier to health equity and social justice.
Under general supervision, performs professional level budgetary, accounting and financial work and analysis related to Health Services fiscal operations. Provides recommendations for budgetary action and assists in developing and implementing related fiscal policies and procedures. Works independently to develop monitor and implement short- and long-range fiscal strategies. Performs related work as assigned.
  • Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
  • Contributes to implementation of organizational strategic plan
  • Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images)
  • Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography, education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)
  • Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)
  • Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services
  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
  • Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities
The above statements are intended to provide general guiding competencies and are not an exhaustive list.
Essential Duties:

  • Prepares accounting and grant reporting materials related to Health Services grants.
  • Prepares materials for the Health Services funds in preparation for the County's annual audit and single audit.
  • Assists in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the preparation and review of Health Services financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required and correlating cash requests.
  • Monitors department budgets to ensure that expenditures are within budgetary and policy guidelines. Assists in the preparation of grantor and county budget documents.
  • Reviews postings to general ledger accounts. Verifies compliance with contract/grant limitations and minimum requirements.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly cost allocations, internal reports and journal entries.
  • Makes computer-generated periodic financial status forecasts for departments. Investigates projected and actual discrepancies. Resolves issues with departments.
  • Participates in departmental team meetings and provides input on direction and recommendations on financial issues as necessary. Confers with departmental staff to exchange information and interpret policies and procedures in accordance with county (local), state and federal guidelines
  • Conducts studies, analyzes information, evaluates alternatives and makes recommendations. Prepares narrative and statistical reports of findings. Assists in the development, revision and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains internal systems and procedures for audit and expense justification. Assists auditors in location and integration of department account records.
Important Duties:

  • Enters data into a personal or mainframe computer system. Maintains databases. Prepares spreadsheets and reports. Prepares budget information, correspondence and other written materials using word processing software.
  • Participates on County committees and in professional development activities.
  • Uses standard office equipment in the course of the work. May drive a County or personal vehicle in the course of the work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Principles and practices of public agency/governmental accounting.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including OMB Circular A-87 & A-133.
  • Financial management in the department/division to which assigned.
  • Research and fiscal data analysis and report preparation techniques.
  • Computer applications related to the work, including spreadsheet and word processing skills
  • Business mathematics, including basic statistical analysis techniques.
  • Standard office practices, including the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Performing a variety of professional level budgetary, accounting and fiscal analysis without close supervision.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, policies and regulations.
  • Setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines
  • Communicating effectively.
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Entering and retrieving information from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the required work.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Possession of a valid driver's operator's license or state issued identification card. CPA Preferred.
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a field related closely to the work. Possession of an advanced degree is desirable C PA or other relevant certification preferred.

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a field related closely to the work. Possession of an advanced degree is desirable. CPA or other relevant certification is preferred.

A minimum of three (3) years of experience in performing professional level governmental accounting, preferably in a Human Services or public agency.

A minimum of five (5) year of experience in performing professional level governmental accounting, in a Human Services or public agency and three (3) years at a grade 29 with satisfactory annual reviews.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


CONTROL NUMBER: 2311-5000-2960-0002


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