Director of Management and Budget Annual salary range: $140,000 to $180,000 Application deadline: Open until filled. First resume review: Monday, October 19, 2020
Oakland County is in southeast Michigan, immediately north of Detroit. With a population of nearly 1.2 million and covering over 900 square miles, it offers cosmopolitan urban centers, lakefront living, historic town centers, and natural country settings within close proximity of an array of employment opportunities.
The Director of the Department of Management & Budget reports to a Deputy County Executive and is responsible for overseeing the department’s $21 million dollar budget and 200 employees across its Administration, Fiscal Services, Equalization, Purchasing, and Reimbursement Divisions. The Director is designated as the Fiscal Officer of the County and is responsible for ensuring that the County operates within a balanced budget and that all financial transactions and financial reporting are completed in accordance with the accounting and reporting standards set by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. In addition, the Director:
Supervises the preparation and execution of the County’s Triennial Budget and maintains expenditure control
Oversees all central accounting functions, including payroll and accounts payable/receivable
Promotes fiscal responsibility across departments
Coordinates with the Internal Audit Division to oversee internal accounting controls and separation of duties
Collects monies owed the County not within the jurisdiction of other County departments
Oversees the central purchasing function
Contracts to provide assessing services to local municipalities and prepares the annual property tax reports, including the Equalization Report and the Local Tax Report
Oversees the equalization function
Participates in major County initiatives as fiscal advisor
Performs long range financial planning
Oversees the presentation of the County’s financial status to bond rating agencies, department heads, and the Board of Commissioners
Oakland County has a budget totaling around $900 million dollars and employs approximately 5,000 employees. The County Board of Commissioners is comprised of 21 districts and, in partnership with the County Executive, ensures that County programs and operations reflect established policy goals and objectives.