SUMMARY The Finance Technician is responsible for a variety of complex accounting functions involving the auditing and maintenance of accounts in the Sheriff’s Office. The position requires technical record keeping and the ability to prepare financial evidence exhibits and affidavits for court presentations and related collection actions. Work is performed in accordance to federal and state laws, established policies and procedures, employee handbooks, and standard operating procedures with considerable need for independent judgment and a high degree of accuracy. Displays independent action so that only unusual situations are referred to the Management Services Administrator.
Process telephone requests from citizens, judges, payers, payees, etc. Provide correspondence and provide general information in response to inquiries.
Any other duties as assigned.
Good mathematical skills.
Must be able to develop and maintain the working knowledge of fiscal and audit responsibilities of the assigned department functions.
Ability to meet deadlines and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Ability to multi-task.
Must have the ability to organize and prioritize effectively.
Must have the ability to use computers and computer aided technology (software/hardware/peripheral items).
Must have the ability to attend various continued training schools and pass/maintain required certifications.
Must have the ability to maintain accurate, complete records and prepare clear and detailed reports.
Must have the ability to type 50 wpm and accurately operate a 10-key calculator.
Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and testify in hearings.
Must have the ability to maintain working relationships with Sheriff’s Office personnel, other law enforcement and government agencies, and the public.
Must be able to exercise initiative.
High School degree.
Two years of post high school education with course work in accounting, bookkeeping, math, and secretarial science. One year of work experience in a professional environment involving accounting, bookkeeping, payroll or related field.
Five years work experience in a professional environment involving accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, or related field.
Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
Good basic mathematical skills.
Must have the ability to evaluate situations, based on training/experience and policy/procedures, and make good independent decisions.
Maintain required certifications for CIB/TIME system.
Valid Wisconsin Drivers License with no operating restrictions.PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.