Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager
Routt County Colorado
 Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Job Description


The Mission of Routt County is to Efficiently Deliver a Balance of Public Services and Infrastructure to Provide a Safe and Healthy Place to Live for Present and Future Generations.


Using a continuous improvement culture, Routt County provides high quality services to the community.


These goals provide overall direction for all departments.

  • Preserve the Character of Routt County
  • Maintain County’s Level of Service to Customers
  • Support a Healthy and Safe Community
  • Model Environmental Sustainability, Adaptability and Resilience
  • Plan for Future Needs
  • Ensure County’s Financial Health and Fiscal Responsibility
  • Modernize Systems/Processes to Increase Efficiencies and Protect Assets
  • Establish Strong Organizational Culture and Management Style
  • Attract and Retain a Professional and Competent Workforce


Under general direction, manages and performs professional fiscal, accounting and related analytical duties in the county finance department; reviews, researches, analyzes and oversees assigned budgets; prepares, analyzes and maintains complex financial statements; coordinates, analyzes and administers general ledger and subsidiary accounts; reviews, coordinates and manages fiscal planning, cost/benefit analysis and financial system design/development projects; and performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Reviews, researches, analyzes and oversees preliminary and final budgets for an assigned group of county departments and/or budget units, including future three to twenty year budgets; reviews, analyzes and updates information submitted by department directors; in conjunction with directors, prepares narratives explaining department services, goals, objectives and budget changes and prepares graphs and narratives to facilitate and enhance the presentation of the budget to the County Manager and Board of County Commissioners (BCC).
  • Assists with the analysis of supplemental budget requests and funding sources; assists department directors in preparing and presenting supplemental budgets for Board approval by scheduling the public hearing and preparing Board agenda items, supporting documentation and resolutions.
  • Manages and administers an assigned group of general ledger and subsidiary accounts in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and federal accounting and auditing standards; reviews all transactions for accuracy and final posting, including checks, cash receipts, journal entries, void checks, bank reconciliations and pooled cash; oversees the reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger and makes or directs adjustments as necessary.
  • Prepares complex financial statements and reports; facilitates management review and discussion meetings; prepares schedules of expenditures for federal awards.
  • Coordinates annual audits of assigned accounts and financial statements; responds to auditor questions; prepares audit work papers, confirmations and schedules; assists the Finance Director in preparing the annual report to governance by the auditors and the annual management representation letter; distributes annual continuing disclosure information to federal and state agencies as well as the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB).
  • Works with departments to develop systems of internal financial control to facilitate the segregation of duties and ensure that transactions are properly classified, authorized, and recorded in a manner that is timely, valued, and verifiable.
  • Assists department directors by reviewing and developing models for replacement of capital, infrastructure, and fixed assets; analyzes costs/benefits and develops cost projections and fee structure proposals associated with keeping or replacing assets; analyzes reserves to project cash availability; discusses options with department directors and recommends appropriate solutions.
  • Assists departments with the development of models to allocate overhead costs to other departments.
  • Analyzes trends in revenues, expenditures, long term debt, fund balances, conditions of fixed assets, and local economics/demographics; prepares debt issue documents.
  • Develops and analyzes Service Effort and Accomplishment (SEA) indicators for input, output, outcome, and efficiency.
  • Monitors budgetary and account compliance with federal, state or other grant requirements.
  • Works with the Treasurer’s Office to verify the accuracy of information transferred between database systems.
  • May participate in the preparation of information for the annual calculation and renewal of the county’s casualty, property, and workers compensation insurance allocation to various departments.
  • May manage the preparation of the annual certification of property taxes; may compile assessed valuation and mill levy information for all taxing entities; verifies information with the Assessor and reviews for accuracy.
  • Attends meetings and training; serves on committees, teams and task forces as assigned; performs and/or participates on special projects.
  • Assists departments with using the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system; participates in upgrades to the system and the implementation of new financial modules.
  • May supervise and/or lead the work of other employees; may assist in the hiring of finance department staff.
  • May be assigned to act in the absence of the Finance Director.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, economics or a related field.


  • Four years of progressively responsible professional accounting and/or auditing experience, including at least two years in a governmental or other public sector setting.


  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License may be required to operate a County vehicle.
  • Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant is Desirable.


  • Comprehensive Medical Plan
  • Life/Long Term Disability Benefits
  • 401(a) 6% match, 457 and Roth IRA
  • Pre-Tax Medical Spending Account
  • Pre-Tax Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Comprehensive Dental Plan
  • Voluntary Comprehensive Vision Program
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Routt Federal Credit Union
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Old Town Hot Springs Discount
  • Merchant Ski Pass Program
  • Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday and Personal time accrued
  • Employee Assistance Program




Routt County will provide reasonable accommodation to all applicants who require assistance completing the online application process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process, and need an alternative method for applying, please email for assistance or call 970-879-0181.

Routt County is an equal opportunity employer and political affiliation, age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law, are not taken into account in any employment decision. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job related factors.