Attention: Application deadline extended to October 30, 2017. Are you an accounting professional who is a master at overseeing an organization's finances and budgeting process? Do you like being the go-to person regarding financial recommendations and decisions for the organization? Can you successfully foster cooperative relationships with a myriad of people and agencies with whom you come in contact? If so, consider applying to be the Comptroller for Churchill County, Nevada (located in Fallon, NV). Apply at www.churchillcounty.org/careers by 10:00 AM on October 30, 2017.
Located in the high-desert environment of the Great Basin in north-central Nevada, Churchill County is a rural community of 24,000. The County is located in northern Nevada, nearly equidistant from both the City of Reno and the state capital of Carson City. An hour's drive brings Churchill County residents to either the hub of Nevada's political and governmental sites in the capital, or to the business and recreational opportunities in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.
In the other direction lies the vast open expanses of the "true West" offering excellent outdoor recreational access for fishing, hunting, camping, wildlife viewing and off-road activities. The County presents attractive and accessible opportunities for businesses, retirees, families and visitors seeking the unique mix offered here -- a small-town atmosphere, economic growth, diverse recreation, well- preserved history, and an environment that values the land. In fact, the County has an abundance of renewable energy resources. The median home price in our community is $170,000.
The County hosts a strong agricultural community, boosted by the National Reclamation Act of 1902 which diverted water from two rivers that allowed the arid desert land to be irrigated and reclaimed for agriculture. Churchill County is also the home to Fallon Naval Air Station, home of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) and the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).
Applications are invited for the full-time, regular position of Comptroller for Churchill County. Serving at the pleasure (and under the direction) of the County Manager, the Comptroller sets the financial direction and oversees the county budget and supervises a staff composed of one part-time and four full-time employees.
This is a challenging time for Churchill County, as the current head of the Comptroller's Office is retiring after manning the helm for 25+ years. In addition to to overseeing the financial operations of the county, the new Comptroller will come on board just as the budget process is getting underway. The county is also in the process of changing over the software systems it utilizes for accounting and payroll functions (to Tyler Technologies Incode product), and the Comptroller will need to buy in quickly and help implement the change. The Comptroller will be the one to lead the county and Comptroller Office teams to achieve the goals set by the Commissioners, County Manager, and Comptroller.
The County is looking for a self-motivated, multi-tasking individual who is willing to meet challenges and develop creative solutions to meet the needs of the county and the community. Innovation, creativity, and an upbeat and positive attitude are encouraged in this position.
Plans, develops, directs, coordinates and evaluates programs and services offered by the department and conducts needs assessments for new programs and services.
Recruits, selects, trains, supervises, assigns, evaluates and guides employees. Establishes program goals, objectives, policies and procedures; evaluates operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Provides complex interpretations of laws, regulations and policies.
Under the County Manager's direction, develops, prepares and manages the county's budget, in consultation with the Department Heads, Elected Officials, County Manager and County Commissioners; trains county and department staff on budget development and administration; administers and maintains county budget; develops timelines within statutory provisions; produces revenue projections and fiscal monitoring of financial data during budget cycle; participates with the Board of County Commissioners in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
Plans and prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the county in connection with the independent auditor; directs and trains staff in the preparation of financial schedules need for the report; reviews and approves accounting and auditing schedules and interpretations.
Directs and conducts analytical studies and internal audits; develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations; directs the maintenance of accurate records and files.
Prepares and maintains a financial plan for the county; prepares various planning documents, including the Debt Management Plan and contingency plans; provides regular updates of the county's financial condition.
Reviews and approves the methods and records to identify, assemble, analyze, classify, record and report the county's financial transactions and maintain accountability for related assets and liabilities.
Prepares and completes special projects for the County Manager, Board of Commissioners or other departments, including labor negotiations, development of investment policy, risk management, equipment replacement and legislative matters.
Confers with elected officials, members of other departments and staff of other governmental agencies regarding financial matters; facilitates the resolution of problems and the development of coordinated policies; makes presentations to applicable department personnel and governing bodies.
Represents the county on local, regional, and statewide boards and/or committees related to fiscal governance and risk management.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or a closely related field; AND five (5) years of management level experience in financial management, auditing and accounting, with a minimum of two years of supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Financial experience in the public sector is desirable.
Churchill County (located in Fallon, Nevada) is a local county government committed to bringing quality services to the residents of the county. These services are delivered through 180 committed and hard-working year-round employees, along with another 75 seasonal and casual employees. Located an hour east of Reno and Carson City, the community boasts of over 300 days of sunshine per year and nu...merous outdoor recreational areas in the community and surrounding areas.Full-time employees receive the following benefits:*Fully-paid public retirement system (Nevada PERS) - county fully pays the 28% contribution*Fully-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employee-only coverage (employee pays 100% of costs for dependent premiums)*12 paid holidays*12 vacation days per year (to start)*15 sick leave days per year