Assistant Fiscal Services Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Ottawa County
Location of position: 
West Olive, MI
$68,148.34 - $88,194.34
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Job Description: 

Under the supervision of the Fiscal Services Director, manages the daily operations of Fiscal Services including supervising professional staff and coordinating the development of the county operating and capital budget. Monitors budget performance throughout the fiscal year, prepares financial analysis and financial projections. Participates in the design, development and implementation of short- and long-range plans and strategies to ensure the availability of sufficient financial and capital resources to support demand for services, and to maintain the fiscal integrity of the County.

Participates in or leads the design, development and implementation of policies and practices to maintain industry best practices, safeguard county assets, and maintain world class customer service.

This is a full-time position based at the Fillmore Complex in West Olive.


The qualified candidate will have the following knowledge and skills:

•Thorough working knowledge of budgetary and auditing processes, principles and practices.

•Working knowledge of standard accounting theory, principles and practices.

•Thorough working knowledge of the principles and practices of fund accounting, as well as working knowledge of the theory and practices of public administration and public finance.

•Thorough knowledge of statutory and other legally mandated standards governing public sector accounting and auditing practices and financial accountability, including GAAP and GASB, as well as OMB A-87 and A-133.

•Good organizational, managerial and supervisory skills.

•Excellent oral and written communications skills, along with excellent interpersonal and human relations skills.

•Ability to interact positively and objectively with elected officials, managers, supervisors and employees from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Public Administration, Public Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or other relevant field combined with five (5) years professional experience in budget administration and/or public finance, including two (2) years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation strongly preferred.

On-line application, with resume and cover letter, accepted at

Ottawa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer