Collin County is seeking an experienced accountant or auditor with the ability to effectively and professionally interact with individuals and departments both within and outside the county. Interactions may involve providing explanations for processes and often require a high level of tact, patience, and the ability to deal with contentious or difficult individuals. This position oversees a department of 32 people and is directly responsible for making personnel decisions including hiring, firing, disciplinary actions, and performance reviews. This position requires thorough knowledge of state laws relating to county finance and the role of County Auditor.
Candidates must meet minimum requirements as outlined in Local Government Code Title 3, Chapter 84.006 (a) 1 – 3 Sec. 84.006. QUALIFICATIONS. (a) A county auditor must be:
(1) a competent accountant with at least two years' experience in auditing and accounting;
(2) thoroughly competent in public business details; and
(3) a person of unquestionably good moral character and intelligence.
In addition to the above, this position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of seven years’ accounting and/or auditing experience, preferably in a county government environment, to include at least four years of supervisory experience. A Texas Association of Counties Certified Investment Officer designation or the ability to obtain within 12 months and status as a Board of Tax Professional Examiners Registered Texas Assessor Collector is required. Must take oath and make bond within 20 days of appointment. Experience and proficiency using Odyssey, Munis, and E-Agenda software is preferred.