There is one opening with the Yakima County Clerks Office. This position is responsible for the management of the financial division of the Clerk’s Office including supervision of assigned staff, banking functions, accounts payable/receivable; maintaining trust accounts, balancing financial ledgers and preparing quarterly and annual reports and other custom reports as requested. This recruitment may be used to fill other Senior Accountant openings within 90 days of the closing date of this recruitment.
Responsible for technical and training aspects of the Clerk’s financial division including banking functions, accounts payable/receivable; maintaining trust accounts, balancing financial ledgers and preparing quarterly and annual reports and other custom reports as requested. Negotiates, implements and monitor banking service relationships arranged for the Clerk’s Office.
Manages, evaluates and audits the entry, execution, collection/disbursement of all judgments, writs, orders of sale, registry liens, court fines, restitution payments, bail and collections.
Audits accounting records related to payroll, purchasing. Manages fixed assets and unclaimed property, approves expenditures and implements adjustments as necessary.
Works with other county departments to ensure financial processes are in compliance with county and state requirements.
As part of the Office management team, provides short/long range planning and direction to assure accuracy of court financial processes and quality service to the public. Coordinates / facilitates staff training on financial procedures and related software / equipment.
Plans, organizes and supervises the work of assigned subordinates. Recommends selection of staff, trains, evaluates and recommends disciplinary action as needed.
Researches legislative and regulatory changes and ensures the department’s compliance with applicable government laws; interprets complex legal procedures; develops recommendations for procedural or policy changes in the financial department as required.
Monitors and participates in the development and administration of the annual budgets. Prepares statistical reports as requested.
Recommends, develops and implements proposals for existing and new technology needs and issues in the financial department.
Assumes duties of the Clerk or other managers in their absence if requested. Performs other duties as assigned such as ordering of office equipment and supplies.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and 3 years of professional level accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Microsoft Office and/or Accounting exercises may be required as a part of the interviewing process.
Equipment Used: Computer, calculator, automated financial systems and other software as required; printers, copiers, fax, telephone, scanning and imaging equipment; passenger vehicle
Working Conditions: Environmental Demands: travel, multiple work locations, work in locked down facility(s). May be exposed to hostile / angry individuals; work outside of standard business hours and locations. Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, reaching, sitting, standing, crouching, kneeling, hearing, walking, fingering, visual acuity. Intellectual Demands: ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow written and verbal instruction.