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Finance Technician 3 - Housing

Olmsted County has earned the 2023 Best Places to Work - Southeast Minnesota designation.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

$24.97 to $33.33 with progression to $41.70

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or a related business field. 


Associate's degree from an accredited college in accounting or closely related field and two (2) years of paid experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.


A combination of education and experience equivalent to four (4) years of paid experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.

Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Nature of Work

Under supervision of the Finance department.  Lead worker/subject matter expert in the support, use, and administration of major financial information systems and processes involving accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking or investments. Assists accountants, assistant controllers, and controller by creating requested reports, assisting with problem solving and other related work as assigned.   Completes special projects or work functions. Works independently and requires judgment in interpreting policies and procedures for day-to-day work. Is a resource when problem solving system issues.

Examples of Work

  • Researches and resolves system issues and serves as a resource for finance staff
  • Resolves problems with payables and/or receivables and communicates with vendors and customers. Verifies completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of documents. Maintains accounting records, including general and subsidiary ledgers
  • Assists staff with technical problems and other day-to-day accounting work
  • Creates reports from finance related systems
  • Maintains accounting records, including general and subsidiary ledgers
  • Audits portion of general ledger for accuracy; resolves problems
  • Develops complex journal entries
  • Recommends and implements new procedures to create efficiencies in the accounts payable or receivable process
  • Processes and audits complex accounts payables, receivables, and/or cash receipting transactions
  • Assists with interfacing related automated systems with general ledger and other systems
  • Solves 1099 issues with vendors using available publications and IRS resources in
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and budgeting practices
  • Knowledge of trial balances and journal entries
  • Knowledge of accounting publications and IRS resources
  • Skill in the use of computers and technology, including the setup, design and use of finance information systems
  • Skill in the use of basic business math
  • Skill in the use of office equipment
  • Ability to accept responsibility and work independently for extended projects
  • Ability to use available resources to find solutions
  • Ability to analyze problems and establish procedures for solving the problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including documentation of processes and procedures completely and accurately
  • Ability to implement new processes, procedures and technology to solve problems and improve processes
  • Ability to effectively organize and assign work and to systemize procedures
  • Ability to analyze information
  • Ability to train and mentor other staff and act as a lead worker
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to be flexible when need arises to cover other program areas

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.