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Pay Range GC19


This classification plans, organizes, directs and manages financial planning and reporting, budgeting, accounting, billing and collection, development and implementation of automated accounting systems and other business and administrative support services to the Fair Manager and Fair Board.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Provide leadership and work with staff to create a high performance, service-oriented work environment that supports the Fair Board’s mission, objectives and service expectations; provide administrative leadership that encourages a positive employee relations environment.  Management of business and administrative functions in support of Fair Board’s missions and goals require the exercise of a significant degree of administrative discretion in the execution of policies and procedures.

2. Supervise administrative support staff.

3. Manage, direct and perform financial reporting op4erations on a timely basis while enhancing the integrity and accuracy of financial management records and controls.  Meet with the Fair Board and develop and refine reporting requirements to met Board needs.

4. Develop and administer the Fairgrounds budget.

5. Prepare financial forecasts and analyses; develop revenue and rate setting strategies; formulate approaches and courses of action to address financial issues.

6. Analyze accounting processes, work processes, information management and reporting issues; provide recommendations and solutions; translate business needs into the development and implementation of automated financial solutions.

7. Develop implementation plan for new or improved automated financial and accounting-related systems; resolve implementation problems; assist staff in problem resolution in production environment; ensure newly-installed applications are functioning correctly per user specifications, and interact with software vendors.

8. Manage purchasing and contract administration/review/compliance processes based on County policies and procedures.

9. Recommend and implement internal control policies and procedures to address control weaknesses.

10. Coordinate and monitor the development and maintenance of the procedures manuals for accounting and administrative staff.

11. Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting including financial statement preparation and budget development and management; knowledge of methods and techniques of financial analysis and forecasting; knowledge of principles and methods of systems analysis, including business processes; knowledge of internal control practices and procedures.  Skill in:  Preparation of financial statements and budgets; use of personal computer and spreadsheet software; use of computerized financial information and reporting systems.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; perform accounting and business process analyses and reach sound, logical conclusions regarding business needs and requirements; understand and apply the analysis of functional requirements to develop system proposal specifications for efficient, cost effective systems and technology solutions; prepare clear, concise and comprehensive financial reports, proposals and studies; evaluate and implement sound internal control practices; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, staff and others contacted in the course of work; supervise, train and evaluate staff; maintain confidentiality.

Education, experience and training:  Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field, and at least five years of progressively responsible work experience, OR an equivalent of training and related progressive experience.


Work is performed under the guidance of the Fairgrounds Complex Director.  The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for advice.  Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service.  Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.


Work is performed within established department policy and procedures, federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; established accounting principles and practices, personnel rules, software and equipment manuals.  Employee uses seasoned independent judgment in interpreting and using appropriate guidelines.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment; may require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, lifting up to 15 pounds, reaching, sitting, standing, twisting and considerable walking of the complex facilities.

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