Village Treasurer, Wolverine Lake

Published Apr 5, 2021

Wolverine Lake, MI (pop. 4,299) – The Village of Wolverine Lake was created in beautiful northwestern Oakland County in the 1920s through a private damming and inundation project that flooded six small lakes surrounded by marsh land.  The 1.68 square mile Village, which was incorporated as a home rule Village in 1954, holds a 265-acre all-sports lake, providing the perfect balance of picturesque lake living near the big-city amenities of metro-Detroit.

Wolverine Lake is governed by a seven-member council, which appoints a Village Administrator to manage the day-to-day operations of the Village consistent with the policies established by the Village Council. 

The Village Treasurer is a full-time, salaried position appointed by the Village Council.

The Treasurer plans and directs the financial accounting and treasury function of the Village.  The Treasurer ensures accurate accounting of all Village funds, is responsible for the preparation of the annual budget, monitors expenditures, processes payroll, oversees collection of taxes and other receivables, administers accounts payable, and oversees cash management and investing.  The Treasurer performs financial analysis, prepares required reports, and assures that all financial systems meet governmental audit standards.   

The Treasurer’s responsibilities also include maintenance of records related to employee insurance benefits.   This position works closely with the Administrator and Village Council to develop policies related to the Village budget, cash management, revenue/expenditure trends and utility rates.  The Treasurer also shares responsibility with other employees for providing services to customers on the phone and at the Village Hall counter.

Required Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, finance or a closely related field; and
  • Two years experience doing similar work; or 
  • At the Village’s discretion, any equivalent combination of education and experience, with additional education or experience substituting on a year for year basis for the required education or experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and legal regulations of municipal finance, budgeting, accounting, investing and financial reporting. 
  • Working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, GAAFR, GAAP, GASB and IRS regulations, and skill in applying related principles and requirements. 
  • Skill in responding to public inquiries and internal requests with a high degree of diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Skill in assembling and analyzing financial data, developing operating and capital budgets, and preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and in making presentations in public forums.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including Microsoft Suite applications and specialized financial software; and the ability to master new technologies.
  • Ability to critically assess situations and solve problems, and to work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changing work priorities.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, elected officials, the media, professional contacts, and the public.

Starting salary for the full-time position is $65,000 - $70,000 (DOQE).  Position includes a generous benefit package, including medical, dental and vision insurance and a 401(k)-retirement savings plan with a generous employer contribution.

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and professional references as soon as possible, but no later than May 12, 2021. 

Any questions or inquiries regarding the position can be made to the attention of David Gillam, Village Administrator/Clerk, 248-624-1710, admin@wolverinelake.com.  Wolverine Lake is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Click HERE to Apply!