Internal Controls Specialist

TITLE:   Internal Controls Specialist                                         
SUPERVISOR:   Treasurer/Chief Deputy
OFFICE:   Treasurer’s Office                                                         
SALARY RATE OF PAY:  $33.95 – $35.96 
LOCATION:  Treasurer’s Office & Offsite Locations            
DATE:  5/21/2024


Job Summary: To perform analytical and accounting functions:  establishing accounting information systems, integration, internal controls, banking & auditing as well as backup the Reconciliation Clerk, Property Specialist & Cashier/Clerk work flow when necessary.

Essential Job Functions:        

Utilize accounting information system and internal controls expertise to research and formulate secure financial software integration & processes including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Automate banking, receipting & disbursement processes to allow for greater efficiencies & security
  • Create, document, train and monitor internal controls for all departments as they pertain to software, receipting & disbursement of funds and proper flow through the general ledger and bank statements. This includes researching software & relevant integration to assist IT, Finance, Departments & Offices in selecting software that aligns with the collective needs of the organization.
  • County-wide cash handling training & establishment of internal controls in all Departments & Offices that handle County funds. Audit, train & monitor imprest cash.
  • Audit, train & ensure compliance regarding personal property tax collection to protect County revenue
  • Establish & maintain documentation and procedures for Departments & Offices receiving & disbursing funds as they pertain to the Treasurer’s statutory requirements.
  • Establish financial institution required documentation, review banking agreements & ensure signatures cards are kept current.
  • Work with Finance Department to establish cash flow projections to allow us to maximize investment returns.
  • Back up the Reconciliation Clerk, Property Specialist, Cashier/Clerk & some functions of the Chief Deputy Treasurer’s work flows.

Other duties as necessary to ensure the efficient and accurate performance of the County Treasurer’s Office.

Behavioral Characteristics:

Analytical thinker, organized, positive attitude, good customer service, works well in both self-directed and a team environments.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated proficiencies in accounting information systems, financial integration, financial internal controls and auditing.  Proficiency in independently learning different financial software and establishing integration, internal controls & processes.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.  Ability to multi-task and communicate difficult discussions respectfully, within a political environment.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s in Accounting & 5 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting information systems, establishment of internal controls and internal auditing of those systems and controls.

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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