Finance Officer at Gallatin City-County Health Department
Under the supervision of the Health Officer, the Financial Officer directs, supervises and maintains the Health Officer’s financial records in a professional manner in compliance with federal, state and county laws, rules, regulations and policies; provides financial services to the public of Gallatin County, the Board of Health, and the Gallatin County Finance office; supervises the preparation of the Health Officer’s Annual Budget and maintains the Health Officer’s accounting and grant records in a professional manner, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). The Financial Officer supervises the Compliance Officer and the Accounting clerks of the Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD).
-Communicates with the Health Officer, the managers and directors of GCCHD, the Board of Health, and the Finance Director of Gallatin County, coordinating and carrying out various activities relating to financial and budgetary matters and other activities relating to organizational procedures and policies.
-Assists and informs the Health Officer and GCCHD directors in preparation of budgets and other matters concerning fiscal management, with monthly and quarterly tracking and reporting.
-Advises the Health Officer on fiscal needs and prepares alternative courses of action for review.
-Advises the Health Officer on risk, and coordinates the department’s risk-management programs.
-Responds to inquiries of the public and other governmental agencies regarding fiscal aspects of the Health Officer’s department.
-Prepares required reports, including accurate reports for inclusion on the Schedule of Federal Expenditures (SEFA).
-Implements policy and procedural actions as directed by the Health Officer, Board of Health or County Administrator.
-Supports the Public, Health Officer, Board of Health, and the Finance Director of Gallatin County in relation to the budget and financial matters.
This position requires the knowledge of local government functions, organization and operations; accounting, budgeting and auditing for local governments; state budget and accounting laws; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as promulgated by Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB); computerized budgeting and accounting reporting systems; pertinent federal and state laws, rules and regulations and current principles and practices of budgeting. Position must have the ability to research and analyze complex financial data; prepare clear, concise and timely records, reports and summaries; coordinate and carry out a variety of financial services; interpret and apply laws, rules regulations, and policies as they relate to applicable jobs functions; design, update and make changes to spreadsheets; work with linkage between Word, Excel, Power Point and accounting software; relate and coordinate county activities with other departments, elected officials, government agencies and the general public; ability to work well with a variety of diverse individuals; handle sensitive and confidential information; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work and understand that the finance function is that of support to the Health Officer.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
The required knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or a related field and six to eight (6-8) years of experience including management and supervisory experience. A Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is preferred.
Licenses and Certifications: Applicants for this position must possess a valid driver’s license, provide own transportation to conduct out of office job duties (mileage reimbursement provided under the County policy), and to be insurable under the County’s liability policies.
Master's Degree Preferred
CGFM Certification, or relevant credential, preferred
Company: GALLATIN COUNTY
Location: BOZEMAN, MT
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Type: Experienced
Salary: 34–35 per hour
About GALLATIN COUNTY
Located in a sweeping valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Gallatin County is the most populated and fastest growing county in scenic southwest Montana. The County Seat of Bozeman at large encompasses over 50,000 people, yet has a small town feel. Located in a breathtaking Rocky Mountain setting, it is close to world-class downhill skiing, blue ribbon trout streams, Yellowstone National Park and a multitude of other outdoor activities in the pristine nearby wilderness areas.
Gallatin County covers over 2,500 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks and open ranch lands. Nearly half of all the land in Gallatin County is under public ownership by the Gallatin National Forest, the State of Montana, Bureau of Land Management or the National Park Service.
Gallatin County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Yellowstone National Park (our first National Park) to lush farmland, and a growing economy of high-tech industries. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, ranchers, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Gallatin County's boundless opportunities.
Gallatin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
Gallatin County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or marital status.
February 28, 2022