Accounting Supervisor - Finance/Child Welfare
- What Success Looks Like In This Job
Exercises direct supervision of Human Services Child Welfare Accounting operations, which includes oversight of the Accounting Technicians and Federal Funding Specialists. Directs the preparation and timely processing of Child Welfare Foster Care, Adoption, Core Services, and Case Services payments in the Colorado TRAILS system, which drives reporting to the state to ensure appropriate federal and state reimbursement for services. Oversees the client eligibility determination process to ensure allowable funding for services and the highest level of federal reimbursement to the county, according to mandated requirements.
- Examples of Duties for Success
- Monitors and reviews work with each employee for accuracy, quality, appropriateness and compliance with rules and regulations.
- Monitors unit workflow for equitable distribution and segregation of duties and makes changes as necessary for fiscal process improvement.
- Oversees timely preparation and completion of payables and performs necessary reconciliations.
- Facilitates state and county audits and implements corrective action on compliance issues for Foster Care, Core Services, IV-E, and MOE programs.
- Performs technical accounting functions such as preparation of required state reports and other functions to ensure CDHS compliance is maintained.
- Conducts regular supervisory meetings individually and as a team, providing feedback regarding performance.
- Prioritizes training as required by legislative and program change.
- Offers regular coaching for professional development.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Knowledge of and ability to carry out finance and accounting principles.
- Knowledge of Child Welfare programs, state systems, rules and regulations.
- Ability to problem-solve, apply analytical skills, and provide clear direction.
- Ability to interpret rules and regulations to carry out reporting requirements.
- Ability to balance and reconcile records, and resolve discrepancies.
- Ability to work within CDHS regulatory, policy, operational, and informational publications.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
- Qualifications for Success
- Minimum of two (2) years accounting experience; strongly prefer experience with Human Services accounting functions.
- Minimum three (3) years direct supervisory experience.
- Education and Training:
- Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree.
- License or Certification: None.
- Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.
- More Qualifications for Success
- Exercises direct supervision over staff.