Klamath County Oregon
  • 05-Oct-2017 to 30-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • Finance
  • Klamath Falls, OR, USA
  • DF19 $7,211-7,692
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Non- Union


Under the general direction of the Board of County Commissioners, oversees and participates in the maintenance of the County's accounting records, prepares and publishes the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), performs complex and difficult financial accounting analyses, and assists with a variety of related complex technical tasks. Must pass a background and financial check prior to offer of employment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

01 Responsible for the maintenance of accounting records and the preparation of financial statements and reports. Ensures the timely production and filing of all financial reports in accordance with state law and professional requirements.

02 Performs complex technical analysis relating to county financial management and reporting. Analyze, evaluate and make recommendations for fee, rate, other revenue adjustments and expenditure reductions. Monitor revisions and analyze the financial and program impact for the revisions.

03 Ensures that county policies and procedures are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations. Analyze new laws and professional pronouncements; interpret the requirements, present recommendations for their application and implementation as needed.

04 Provides technical consulting services to county departments on accounting and financial reporting requirements. Work with departments to determine their financial reporting needs and assist them in accessing financial information to effectively manage the budgets and grants for their departments.

05 Coordinates the external annual audit; prepare and supervise the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) including statements, notes and supporting schedules. Responds to auditor reports and recommendations. Proposes and implements a plan of action.

06 Preparation and administration of the County's annual budget. Compiles data to forecast and monitor budget to actual revenues and expenditures and to assure compliance with approved budget and staffing levels. Manage preparation of adjustments to current fiscal year budget including production of mid-year budget documents in compliance with Oregon statutes. Researches and analyzes budget histories to project future revenues and expenditures.

07 Coordinates with County Treasurer regarding revenues and cash balances, including monthly fund balance reconciliations.

08 Coordinates with the County Information Technology Department in the design and enhancement of computer-based financial programs to insure fiscal processing efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity with the objective of maintaining a financial system that is supported by complete audit trails.

09 Assigns, schedules, coordinates, reviews work of all employees and oversees the completion of a variety of work and or projects by the whole staff.

10 Supervises the Assistant Finance Officer Position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

01 Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, systems, procedures and controls and their application to governmental accounting systems.

02 Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

03 Thorough knowledge of the professional standards as established by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

04 Previous experience and responsibility for preparation of trial balance sheet.

05 Knowledge of budgets and grants.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Master's degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

01 Oregon Driver's License

02 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)-Required upon hire.

03 Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

04 Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Other Skills and Abilities


4 years of supervisory experience, experience with Union contracts, public procurement, Government accounting standard, grant management and project management.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages one subordinate supervisor who supervise a total of Six employees in the Finance Department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Schedule

The normal work schedule is 8.00 hours per day 5 days per week; exact schedules are assigned by management. It is the attendance standards of the employer that all employees are present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work. Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency.

DRUG POLICY                        

Klamath County enforces a drug free work place. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing


Must pass a criminal background check in order to be eligible for employment.

Klamath County Oregon
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