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Company Name : Milwaukee County
Company Location : Wisconsin
Job Position : Accountant – Combined Courts
Job Category : Jobs in Wisconsin

Job Description :

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.

Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, House of Corrections, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

Accountant Combined Courts

Annual Pay Rate: $56,222. to $63,939.

Closing Date: November 18, 2022

Job Summary: Under general supervision, performs accounting work which involves the review of source documents used for accounting, maintenance of ledgers, control accounts, registers and other records of initial entry. Assists with the collections and tax intercept programs, preparation of periodic and special financial reports and maintains accounts receivables. Acts as lead worker and develops accounting procedures and techniques designed to meet the specialized needs of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acting as a leader worker provides training to new financial staff. Maintains and updates procedures manual
  • Prepares a variety of accounting reports and statements dealing with daily cash receipts within the Circuit Court Automated Program (CCAP) system and the Advantage system (Milwaukee County’s general ledger software system); prepares year end reports
  • Reconciles daily activity within the CCAP system with bank records and Advantage system to reflect charges and/or credits to bank accounts as initiated by the bank. Prepares daily division deposit and makes adjustment entries
  • Analyzes and interprets court orders to ensure that required cash disbursements are correct and authorized
  • Approves bail refunds, distributes appropriate documentation to purchaser of property upon verification that court orders have been adhered to
  • Serves as liaison with collection agencies for different types of collection actions including receipts, applies taxes, intercepts payments, investigates and resolves issues as they arise
  • Prepares quarterly case search billings to customers.
  • Investigates aged payables, ascertain correct parties to be paid and turn funds over to Milwaukee County Treasurer as appropriate under Wisconsin Statute 59.66
  • Researches and makes corrections via journal vouchers in Advantage and CCAP systems for the department
  • Performs data entry and assigns entries to proper accounts and/or systems
  • Responds to questions related to court procedures from attorneys, staff and the general public
  • Develops and modifies simple spreadsheet applications using a personal computer
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Regular attendance is required

Minimum Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or closely related field.
  • One (1) or more years of experience in accounting as a fiscal assistant, accountant, accounting clerk or bookkeeper is required.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in a government or court setting.
  • Experience training and supervising staff.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • The exchange of basic information with internal and/or external contacts.
  • Maintain sensitive or confidential information
  • Explain and gather information, answer queries, or ask assistance with internal and/or external contacts
  • Persuade, conform or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts
  • Read, write and comprehend simple instructions, reports, short correspondence and memos
  • Speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents
  • Makes decisions of responsibility involving evaluation of information; decisions may require development or application of alternatives or precedents
  • Understand and follow instructions. Execute decisions within limits of standard policy and procedures
  • Interpret and adapt to established practices and procedures using independent judgment to meet situations to which applications are not clearly defined.
  • Knowledge of all related computer and software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets

Physical Demands: Sitting, Hearing, Talking, Visual and Typing. Lifting/Carrying, Pushing/Pulling up to 05 lbs.

Non-Physical Demands: Analysis/Reasoning, Communication/Interpretation, Math/Mental Computation and Reading.

Demands/Deadlines: Intermittent or cyclical work pressures with occasional exposure to high stress work environments.

NOTE: This ORIGINAL APPLICATION is open to qualified residents of the State of Wisconsin at the time of application. Candidates need to submit a full account of their training and experience (i.e., by submitting an up-to-date resume or by fully completing the application) during the application process and may also be asked to take additional written or performance tests as part of the selection process.


Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.

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