Budget / Audit Analyst, Ottawa County

Published Jun 2, 2022
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OTTAWA COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:

Budget / Audit Analyst

SALARY: $29.19 - $37.95 Hourly
DEPARTMENT: Fiscal Services
OPENING DATE: 05/20/22
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Responsible for assisting the Fiscal Services Director in planning, organizing, and directing all accounting and budgeting activities of the County. Maintains integrity of general ledger in compliance with accounting standards.  Responsible for grant accounting, including budgeting, compliance, reporting, and monitoring receipt of payment.  Analyzes account activity and prepares projections to ensure budget estimates are sound and within appropriations established by the Board of Commissioners.  Responsibilities will include working with a multiple departments or elected officials with varied, complex funding models.

This is a full-time, benefited position working out of the FIllmore Complex in West Olive, MI. Typical working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Occasional travel to other County locations as needed. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ottawa County recognizes the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the accomplishment of our mission and hold it as a basic value to proactively engage and understand a variety of perspectives across all human difference. We seek to ensure respectful, fair treatment and full, equal access to opportunities and resources so all may thrive and achieve their full potential. We believe every person’s voice adds value.

Applicants whose work can align with this value are encouraged to apply. 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides financial support to multiple departments receiving grant funding.  Understands grant requirements, prepares budget, initiates general ledger set-up for tracking financial activity and prepares monthly or quarterly financial reports in compliance with established standards and specific grant contract.
  • Understands and maintains compliance with federal guidelines for grant funding.  Participates in the preparation of the Schedule of Federal Expenditures and work papers for the Single Audit. 
  • Assists in technical decisions surrounding accounting treatment of revenue and expenditures to maintain compliance with state law and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Assists in the planning, organizing, and directing the annual independent audit in areas of responsibility, including internal control documentation and audit work papers.
  • Monitors revenue and expenditure activity to monitor compliance with appropriations adopted by the Board of Commissioners. 
  • Reviews annual budget requests and makes recommendation based on program evaluation; responsible for preparing and presenting funding decisions, including implications of proposed funding level. 
  • Identifies areas for process improvement and coordinates with others to document, present, and initiate improvements.
  • Performs other functions as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting, finance, public finance or closely related field combined with three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in fund accounting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION:
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Thorough working knowledge of standard accounting theory, principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of statutory and other legally mandated standards governing public sector accounting and auditing practices and financial accountability, including GAAP and GASB.
  • Thorough working knowledge of federal grant compliance and cost principles.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Michigan Uniform Budget and Accounting Act, as amended.
  • Computer literacy, including thorough working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and accounting software.
  • Good analytical, quantitative and critical thinking skills, along with good organizational and leadership skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, along with good interpersonal and human relation skills.
  • Ability to interact positively and objectively with directors, managers, employees, auditors, regulatory and funding agency staff, vendors, contractors, consultants, and members of the general public from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations, including, but not limited to, visual and/or audiological appliances and devices to increase mobility.
 
Working Condition:
Work is performed in a normal office environment.