GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Accounting, work activities primarily involve performing independently the functions of the Finance Department which includes maintaining and monitoring an on-premise payroll and time and attendance system; oversight of monthly, quarterly, year-end and audit procedures; providing oversight and ensuring timely and accurate processing of a complex payroll; developing and implementing system-wide internal audit functions for cash handling, procedural compliance and verification of assets; preparing records and reports. Position will work independently, exercise judgment and discretion in completion of duties and makes decisions on department operations and financial matters.
Bachelor’s degree with specialization in finance, accounting, public administration or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Applicants with 8 or more years of related service will be given credit toward meeting the minimum educational requirements and will be considered for the position.
Five years of experience in payroll and general accounting or related field.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification is a plus.
Experience in municipal finance and accounting preferred.
Experience with processing a complex payroll utilizing an on-premise system.
Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of payroll processing & associated required periodic reporting.
Knowledge of the applicable laws and regulations.
Knowledge of modern office management procedures, practices and computer equipment as applied to accounting systems.
Knowledge of typical office applications including Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to assist in planning, organizing, directing and reviewing the work of employees engaged in a variety of finance/accounting activities.
Ability to meet successfully and to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, department heads, other officials and the public.
Ability to gather financial data and express ideas and thoughts clearly verbally and in writing.
May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
Ability to perform essential duties.
A full job description can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources department.
NOTE: Michigan “Freedom of Information” laws require that candidate names and other information be made available upon request, unless the candidate has expressly requested confidentiality. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will endeavor to maintain confidentiality and privacy within applicable laws. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
About Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, located in Southeastern Michigan, is a five county regional parks system serving Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The Metroparks host nearly 9 million visitors each year at 13 Metroparks covering 25,000 acres, including eight golf courses, two marinas, scenic nature trails, beaches, pools, educational activities and winter sports.