Job Description for Accounting Specialist II

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Accounting Specialist II
Wage and Salary:
$21.85-28.11 per hour
Application review will begin:
August 19, 2022
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County’s Highway Department works diligently to keep our roads safe by upgrading, repairing, and maintaining 390 lane-miles of State Highways (100 lane-miles are located on Interstate Highway 94), 521 lane-miles of County Trunk Highways, and various Town Highways as requested.

The Highway Department seeks a detail oriented and organized Accounting Specialist to perform accounting and payroll tasks. To be successful in this position, you will be focusing on the below responsibilities:

  • Maintains electronic payroll system to ensure time, machinery, and materials are accurately accounted for in the Highway cost accounting system
  • Monitor time off balances to ensure accuracy
  • Reviews, monitors, and prepares department invoices, vouchers, and receipts before payment; assigns and verifies account numbers for accuracy; obtains vendor and account numbers as needed
  • Creates Purchase Orders following the County’s Purchasing Ordinance
  • Prepares journal entries and vouchers and enters information into database; prepares and adjusts financial statements based on expense and revenue account activities; prepares month end entries to appropriately capture time and expense
  • Maintains inventory accounts by receipting in and charging out inventory. Assists in year-end inventory count and corresponding journal entries.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or that may develop

Starting wage: $21.85-28.11/hour based on demonstrated and relevant experience; 40 hours/week

Benefits: Eligible for our excellent benefit package with details at the below link


Qualifications Needed:

  • Two to three years related experience and/or Associate’s degree and one year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Four years related experience and/or training; or a bachelor’s degree from a college or university plus one year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applications will be accepted, as long as, position is posted, however, initial screening of applicants will begin: August 19, 2022

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