Job Description for Accountant II

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Accountant II
Wage and Salary:
$24.66/ hour
Application review will begin:
October 22, 2021
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County Health Department engages and empowers the community to practice healthy lifestyles so they are able to create a thriving community where all residents will have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy. The Health Department values teamwork, collaboration, family community, accountability and integrity, creativity, striving for excellence, acceptance, and respect while carrying out their variety of programs offered.

The Health Department is currently hiring an Accountant II to provide accounting support for the department, including analyzing and maintaining financial records, processing, tracking, and reporting of grant expenditures and revenues, ensuring accounts are current and accurate using specialized software, spreadsheets and other tools to track and manage data.

As a passionate, organized, and knowledgeable Accountant, you will be successful in completing the below key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Monitors and properly maintains department financial records.
  • Provides research of data/resources and financial spreadsheets and prepares and submits reports for management and to the state and federal government for reimbusement. Provides financial analysis of department revenue and expenditures to Director and Board of Health.
  • Prepares initial annual budget for Director’s review and updates budget as requested by Director. Assists Director with budget and grant budget reports for Public Health Preparedness and WIC and provides Director with financial statists for Health Department Annual Report. Files Budget Amendment Forms with correct revenue and expense account numbers.
  • Monitors budget allowances for staff requests and obtains educational and health fair materials.
  • Monitors revenue and expenses of grants and compiles a monthly grant summary for management
  • Variety of other tasks will be needed

Starting wage: $24.66/hour
Hours: 40 hours/week; Monday through Friday with some flexibility needed for nights and weekends
Benefits: Eligible for our excellent benefit package with details provided at the below link


Qualifications Needed:

  • Associate degree in Accounting or related field and four years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid driver’s license

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and two years of related experience
  • Experience with medical claims billing or grant funding resources
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled, however, initial screening of applicants will begin:
October 22nd, 2021

Application and position details are available at or Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave. Room 111, Jefferson, WI  53549.

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer