|Job Description :
We’re hiring an Accounting Manager for the Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD). The Accounting Manager will oversee Accounts Payable for HSPHD, the largest department in Hennepin County. Services include administrative payables, childcare payables, representative payee services, banking services, resident-facing emergency financial services and bus card authorization/distribution services. This position will assure compliance with federal, state, and county accounting rules, regulations, and practices, provide excellent customer service with internal and external customers, provide strong managerial support to teams, and implement fresh strategies, new technology, data-informed decision making, and best practices.
Location and hours:
This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with flexibility.
About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as an Accounting Manager. To view the job classification specification, click here
Effective September 1, 2021, all new job offers are conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office, or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.
Criminal background checks: Applicants with convictions are not automatically disqualified. Each case is considered on its individual circumstances and the type of work.
In this position, you will:
Maintain payment integrity and compliance by ensuring all accounting processes are compliant with federal, state and county rules, regulations, and practices, and that invoices are processed according to contracts.
Implement changes in accounts payable operations required by or resulting from legislative action.
Analyze workflow processes, optimize efficiencies, utilize technology, leverage data analytics, and provide strategic direction.
Provide excellent internal and external customer service and maintain relationships with contracted vendors.
Network with leaders to understand accounts payable needs and collaborate on solutions, while developing strategic alliances across all service areas.
Manage supervisors, human service representatives, accounting specialists and clerical accounting staff. and participate in and promote staff development, encourage training opportunities, and create a healthy work culture.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Nine years or more of experience as an accountant, financial analyst, or auditor, three of which are in a functional area of accounting, auditing, or financial management.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or business administration with emphasis in accounting and five years or more of experience as an accountant, financial analyst, or auditor, three of which are in a functional area of accounting, auditing, or financial management.
Nice to have:
Providing strong managerial oversight; leading and/or supervising staff.
Preparing, supporting, and helping teams make organization, culture, and/or strategic changes.
With accounts payable, e.g., administration payables, childcare payables, banking services, etc.
Working with Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel.
Using data analytics to improve processes, create efficiencies, or enhance customer service.
Accounting and auditing principles, theories, procedures, techniques, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to County accounting practices.
Computer capabilities, usage and financial applications, including spreadsheet software and other financial data applications software and systems.
Think strategically and big picture to provide informed decisions.
Apply auditing standards and procedures.
Communicate with all levels of management verbally and through written reports.
Plan, organize and prioritize work goals, projects and tasks.
Evaluate and modify difficult accounting problems and develop solutions or alternatives.
Analyze and interpret extensive, complex accounting records and reports.
About the department:
Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals – that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees.
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
Your future. Made here.
This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
This position may have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Why work here?
Hennepin County embraces the Total Rewards philosophy. We want our employees to succeed – not only at work but as they move through life and its milestones. We offer advantages and opportunities others can’t – including:
Meaningful work Public service Competitive pay Work-life balance Generous benefits Opportunities to grow Commitment to your success
By working in public service, we are a part of something larger than ourselves. Together, we support those in need. We help people access information and services. We empower vibrant and diverse communities. We serve residents.
Employee Benefits Summary
Visit our benefits page to learn more: www.hennepin.us/employees
If you are a current Hennepin County employee please be aware that any change in job classification may affect your current benefits (such as a conversion from Vacation/Sick Leave to Paid Time Off and/or enrollment in a Health Care Saving Plan.) .