Accounting & Finance Manager

City of Platteville   Platteville, WI   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 7, 2024
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City of Platteville
Accounting & Finance Manager

Come lead our dynamic team in the Finance division of the City of Platteville! We’re seeking an experienced manager to oversee financial operations for our beautiful and vibrant community. If you’re motivated by working with an enthusiastic and innovative team, are passionate about numbers, and are looking for a position with excellent future career growth, this is the role for you!

Salary range is $70,000 to $90,000, commensurate with the right combination of qualifications and experience.  The City of Platteville offers unmatched employee benefits, including participation in Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), health and dental insurance with low monthly premiums and a $300 max out-of-pocket cost for healthcare, generous paid time off (152 hours in first year plus additional sick leave), and employer paid life insurance and long-term disability.

Primary Responsibilities 
- Oversees the processing of all accounting transactions, payables, receivables, general ledger, payroll, utility accounting, capital spending and year-end accounting.
- Prepares monthly and annual financial reports for council review.
- Prepares and collects taxes according to Wisconsin Statutes. Balances and settles tax collections with County Treasurer.
- Manages City fund levels to maximize interest earnings and safeguard City assets. Reviews investment returns and makes appropriate journal entries.
- Coordinates with auditor for the completion of the annual financial audits; manages preparation of materials requested by auditors.
- Maintains Water & Sewer accounting records including property, inventory, and fixed assets.
- Serves as City Treasurer

Supporting Staff
In addition to the Accounting & Finance Manager, the team includes three full-time positions:
- Accounting Specialist - AP/AR
- Acounting Specialist - Payroll
- Utility Billing Specialist

- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field. (Required)
- Five years’ experience performing upper‐level accounting and financial management tasks, including at least three years of supervisory experience. (Required)
- Direct experience in municipal budgeting, utility accounting and/or municipal fund accounting.  (Highly Desirable)
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
- CPA or CPFO designation a plus.

Application Instructions
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Priority will be given to applications received by May 27, 2024, with interviews tentatively set to begin the week of June 3rd. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.