Located in the northern panhandle of Idaho, Bonner County, (pop. approx. 43,000), is known for its magnificent lakes, stunning mountains, vast forests, and vibrant communities. Sandpoint, with a population of just over 8,300, is the county seat and the largest city in the county. Sandpoint is nestled between three mountain ranges, offering year-round outdoor recreation.
Bonner County is governed by a three-member Board of County Commissioners and operates on a 2020-21 budget of $54.2 million, with approximately 405 FTEs, as well as a large number of seasonal workers.
The Accountant position is a part of the Auditing division of the Clerk’s department. The Bonner County Clerk oversees the Auditor's Office, Bonner County Assistance, Elections, Genealogy, Recording Office, and the Courts. The Auditing Department aids the independent audit of the county's financial transactions, works with taxing districts, pays county expenses, and assists with budget preparation and submission to the county commissioners. The Auditing Department also develops quarterly reports, publishes the annual approved budget, and produces levy comparisons and levy history.
Under general supervision of the Clerk, this position requires a thorough knowledge of a wide range of accounting and finance, including but not limited to general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash handling, payroll, auditing, budget preparation, sales tax, levy calculation, unclaimed property, and internal and external reporting. The Accountant will provide extensive technical accounting expertise and training to other departments, agencies, and the 40+ taxing districts that operate within Bonner County. There is extensive interaction with staff and management from other departments, as well as commissioners, outside agencies, vendors, election workers, and the General Public.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business management or a closely related field, and 2-5 years of related experience in accounting and finance is required. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strategic planning and forecasting capabilities, have experience with large-scale ERP systems, and have a strong working knowledge of GAAP. Experience with Microsoft Office and G-Suite, and with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence reporting is preferred.
For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Bonner County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 2, 2021 (open until filled).