In addition to wages, retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision benefits, the Court offers generous vacation time and has an extensive holiday schedule that includes paid end-of-year shut down. Additionally, employees of the Court may be eligible for forgiveness of their student loans under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. More importantly, if you are service-oriented and have an interest in work that is closely connected to the community, employees of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan are rewarded with the satisfaction of participating in the provision of justice in Michigan's largest, most populous county.
Under direct supervision, performs a variety of activities designed to provide accounting support such as financial and/or fiduciary accounting, grant accounting, monitoring court revenue, preparation of journal vouchers to formal accounting records, prepares financial reports, budget requests and projections, performs collection performance analysis, working with child support financial systems, statistical reporting and other duties as required. Employees in this title are expected to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
- Performs accounting functions such as maintaining financial records, developing and documenting recommendations for improving accounting systems and procedures, reconciling accounts, processing child support payment collections, court related payments, suspense accounts, future support, disbursements, controlling inventory, auditing cash receipts and/or financial transactions and records, estimating revenues and/or expenditures.
- Prepares grant invoices and/or reimbursement billings as outlined in the grant award and determines allowable costs in accordance with applicable federal and state laws, guidelines, rules and regulations; including but not limited to the requirements outlined in the grant award.
- Analyzes court business units, including grant programs beginning at pre-award through the end of the funding period, by evaluating, assessing, and developing spending strategies for programs via collaborative efforts with program contacts, granting agency, court budget analyst, etc.
- Reconciles bank accounts, deposit in transit accounts, general ledger accounts; prepares required journal entries to ensure proper posting to appropriate general ledger accounts, and ensures revenue recorded is complete and accurate.
- Monitors accounts receivables and collections, i.e. court revenue for all Court business units. Reviews and monitors collections receipted by the County Clerk on behalf of the Court.
- Prepares reviews, analyzes and/or authorizes journal vouchers for accruals, transfers, payroll, close-out, adjustments, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Finance or Accounting or related field.
- Two (2) years of full-time professional accounting experience within the last five (5) years.
- General knowledge of government finance, budgeting and auditing, database and accounting computer application systems.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and experience using MS Office
ELIGIBILITY: This examination is open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications. A person may not participate in an open competitive examination for the same title until ninety (90) days have passed since they last took the examination.
SELECTION: Applications will be screened for compliance with eligibility requirements and minimum qualifications. Selection will be based on appropriate job-related criteria. Applicants who achieve a passing score on each portion of the screening process may be placed on the eligibility list.
NOTE: Information provided on application forms and subsequent verification thereof may be used to determine applicant’s qualifications for this position. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered. Faxed or emailed applications are not acceptable. THE COURT MAY LIMIT FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO THE APPLICANTS WHOM APPEAR TO BE MOST QUALIFIED.
SCREENING COMPONENTS AND WEIGHTS (Total 100% MAX-70% MIN)
Evaluation of Training, Experience & Personal Qualifications Pass/Fail
Written/Computer Based Examination 50%
APPLICANTS MUST ATTAIN A MINIMUM SCORE ON EACH PORTION OF THE EXAMINATION BEFORE BEING INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN AND/OR BE RATED ON SUBSEQUENT PARTS OF THE EXAMINATION.