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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Management and Budget
Pay:Commensurate with Experience - Salary
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The Director of Financial Reporting oversees the operations of the Finance and Accounting Division. This position provides internal and external financial reports, payroll payments and reports, and oversight services to County departments, other governmental entities and the public, so they can have relevant, timely and accurate information they need to make financial decisions. The Director of Financial Reporting also has the responsibility to oversee the County's financial reporting system (JD Edwards) including the accounting system configuration and integrity.

  • Assists the DCFO in the oversight of and implementation of policies concerning the use of the County's Accounting and Payroll systems (including business requirements and testing for system changes).
  • Initiates, reviews and processes general ledger transactions and resolves the accounting for complex financial transactions
  • Ensures financial reports and statements are prepared in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. This includes compiling accounting data for preparation of interim and year-end internal and external financial reports and statements
  • Oversees and coordinates the County's annual independent external financial audit
  • Designs and maintains an internal control structure to ensure County assets are protected from loss, theft or misuse. This includes monitoring internal control issues and developing policy/procedure statements
  • Provides technical assistance, guidance and training to County departments, elected officials, the Wayne County Commission, and other third parties on financial process, policy and reporting matters
  • Prepares for and attends meetings with the Wayne County Commission as necessary. (Committee of the Whole, Ways and Means, Audit committee, Government Operations, Full Board)
  • Oversees processing of payroll, accounts payable and parking
  • Oversees financial system maintenance, including controlling authorized access, chart of accounts, and system integrity
  • Other duties as assigned.

At the time of application eligible persons must have:


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or similar degree


  • At least six (6) years in professional accounting and financial reporting experience with five (5) years at the supervisory or management level.

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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