POSTING TYPE: Open-competitive
DEPARTMENT: Financial Services
PREFERRED HIRING RANGE: $60,800 - 67,300 /year (Click here to view full salary range)
LOCATION: Dakota County Administration Center, Hastings
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013
This position manages the Accounts Receivables Unit and the County's Person Entity function which includes a PEID Technician with direct reporting relationship and a team of PEID back up support staff with indirect reporting relationships. The Receivables unit handles the billing and collection efforts for the Community Services Division in an effort to maximize state and federal program revenues and works with other departments throughout the county on miscellaneous collection efforts as well as administers a database consisting of vendors, customers, clients, employees, and locations. The unit is responsible for billing, collecting, and tracking revenues for Dakota County as well as designing and updating systems and processes for gathering information, comparing and analyzing data utilizing multiple State and County systems such as IFAS, SSIS, MMIS, MAXIS, JAIMS, HMB, and HBC. This position is a key member of the Financial Services management team and works under the direction of the Financial Services Director on complex and advanced accounting duties and budget analysis.
· Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field AND
· Five years' experience in business or governmental accounting; which include at least two years experience supervising professional or administrative staff.
· An equivalent combination of education and experience to total 9 years.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE BEYOND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
· 3 - 5 years accounting and budgeting experience in human services agency.
· Experience with large governmental reporting and budgeting systems.
· Medical billing and/or collections experience
· Experience in the application of management information systems, interactive terminals or electronic spreadsheets to accounting
Duties & Responsibilities:
These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.
1. Supervise and direct Accounts Receivable and PEID staff in developing and maintaining methods to optimize state and federal program revenues.
2. Interviews, recommends, trains, develops, coaches and disciplines employees.
3. Develop and maintain customer relations with internal and external customers; manage high level customer relations; communicate and collaborate with external partners Financial Services (DHS, DEED, Department of Health, Vendors/Providers, and other counties)
4. Assist Department Heads, Director of Financial Services and the County Administrator in structuring and preparation of the annual budget.
5. Design, develop and implement Department policies and procedures that contribute to sound internal controls and efficient/effective processes
6. Assist external auditors in the review and auditing of county operations and supervise preparation of various audit work papers as requested.
7. Design and develop reporting systems (external and internal) for budgetary control, performance and management control of county operations.
8. Perform other accounting duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment:
· Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, audit standards and practices, and current governmental fund accounting and reporting standards.
· Considerable skill in planning and supervising the work of others.
· Considerable skill and experience in interpreting federal and state laws relating to Human Services Agencies.
· Working knowledge of modern management information systems (MIS) and data processing techniques and developments as applied to the accounting function.
· Ability to identify and resolve problems.
· Ability to adapt to changing work situations.
· Ability to direct and evaluate the work of others.
· Ability to create and support effective working relationships within Dakota County and between County, State, local and Federal officials as well as financial institutions and brokers to determine and effectively respond to evolving customer requirements and legislative changes.
· Considerable ability and willingness to learn and interact with on-line computerized accounting systems using personal computers, including the ability to assist with the design and implementation of major accounts receivable systems.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a County office building. Some travel is required. Lifting requirement of up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines.
SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.