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Executive Director of Finance, Allegan County

Published Mar 28, 2023

Job Summary: 

Performs a wide range of difficult-to-complex leadership responsibilities for all areas directed by the County Administrator in accordance with policies and directives pursuant to all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Responsible for integrating the strategic plan, priorities and goals throughout the organization. 

Wage Range: $99,694.40 - $134,430.40 salaried, dependent upon experience. 

Benefits of working at Allegan County: 

  • 13 paid holidays 
  • Potential for hybrid work schedule
  • 401a retirement plan with employer contribution 
  • Yearly wage increases
  • Onsite 24-hour Fitness Centers
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • And more

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  1. Assists the County Administration in the general management of County government by serving as a liaison between the County Administrator and all department and elected offices; acts as assistant to and may act for County Administrator, as authorized. Receives, investigates, and resolves complaints/concerns from stakeholders. 
  2. Assists with the overall leadership, development, implementation and accomplishment of short and long-range plans and policies related to Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Process Improvement and Financial Stability. 
  3. Assists with the financial management of the organization, including the development and implementation of the annual budget. Works with the county Administrator to establish a three-year strategic operational financial plan. This plan will include financial reporting systems and controls that will ensure compliance with County policies. Prepares revenue and expenditure forecasts for the development of the multi-year budget. 
  4. Responsible for providing information, advice and counsel to the County Administrator in the creation of policies, programs and strategic direction of the organization. 
  5. Assists with the administration of overall operation of the organization. 
  6. Participates as a member of the County Administration Bargaining Team for contract negotiations. Provides information and recommendation in response to grievances, fact-finding and other labor issues. 
  7. Provides accurate and timely budget and financial analysis and reports. 
  8. Oversees the accounting system, including the general ledger, subsidiary ledgers and accounts payable/receivable, providing procedural direction.
  9. Maintains a county grant process that ensures timely and accurate reporting to state and federal agencies. 
  10. Provides direction for the preparation and maintenance of the county's financial records and financial policies in accordance with federal, state, GAAP and GASB guidelines and requirements. 

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Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration with a major focus on Finance. 
  • Seven (7) years of financial administrative/supervisory experience in local government and/or a combination of education and experience. 
  • Seven (7) years of principles and practices of business administration, accounting practices and reporting laws, office procedures and business operating systems. Understands county structure according to state law. 

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration with a major focus on Finance. 

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