Finance

 

311 S. Center Avenue, ROOM 109
JEFFERSON, WI 53549

PHONE (920) 674-7142
FAX (920) 674-7368


The Finance Division was created as a separate business unit within the Administrator's budget in 2009 as a result of splitting the accounting functions from the County Clerk's office, effective January 1, 2009. This office functions under the direction of the Finance Director, who is appointed by the County Administrator. The Director receives policy guidance from the County's Finance Committee.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The variety of tasks performed by the Finance Division includes, but is not limited to:

  • Enter payroll cycle including Processing payable vouchers and internal auditing related to expenditures
    • Payroll check calculation/preparation and related general ledger postings
    • Quarterly/annual payroll tax return preparation and employee W-2 issuance
    • Disbursement of fiduciary funds and related reconciliations through both check issuance and electronic payment generation
  • Issue 1099s for purchases throughout the entire County
  • Preparation of required and/or requested fiscal reports (federal, state, county, and internal)
  • Preparation of annual financial statements including Management Discussion and Analysis report in coordination with outside audit firm
  • Preparation of annual "single audit" in coordination with outside audit firm relating to grant expenditures
  • Preparation of annual financial informational return to Wisconsin Department of Revenue
  • Advise the County Board, County Administrator, other departments, and other interested parties regarding financial records
  • Internal auditing
  • Prepare, direct, and advise the County Board, committees, and management regarding long range financial forecasting/planning
  • Monitor and interpret changes in General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP, state/federal laws, and any other applicable laws/regulations
  • Develop monitor, direct, and modify the accounting system for all departments according to internal policies, GAAP, and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements
  • Advise and consult with departments in coordination of achieving Administration budgetary goals
  • Responsible for financial software including the following modules:
    • General Ledger
    • Accounts Payable
    • Payroll
    • Budgeting
    • Fixed Assets

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