Health tax manager | Scott County, Iowa

Summary of work

Under general supervision, the Health Fiscal Manager develops, implements and manages the financial processes and policies of the Health Department. Manages grant applications, contracts, invoicing, expense tracking, and other billing services to meet appropriate county, state, and federal government standards.

$63,356-$73,465 to start depending on qualifications.

Professional responsibilities

Essential duties, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a complete list of all the duties and tasks performed by holders of this class. Employees must be present and ready to begin work at their assigned workplace on the days and times specified. Factors such as regular attendance at work are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Core Duties and Responsibilities can include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assigns, plans and supervises the work of staff, authorizes overtime and leave, participates in recruitment and selection, conducts performance evaluations and provides coaching, advice and corrective or disciplinary action, as appropriate; provides or approves program or department training.

Leads and facilitates departmental efforts related to the planning and preparation of a departmental budget; provides budget analysis and reporting to the Director, Deputy Director, Service Area Managers and Board of Health.

Oversees the accounting and financial operations and services of the department; manages purchasing, program cost analysis, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing cards, daily receipts and expense posting.

Coordinates and organizes departmental tax compliance grant records, documents, and information and participates in state and county audits; collaborates with county staff regarding the Federal Scholarship Expenditure Schedule (SEFA) and quarterly reports on grant-funded positions.

Collaborates with county staff regarding tax setup and management of grants and contracts in county tax software and ensures all health programs are successfully funded and managed.

Provides oversight and partnership with third-party provider regarding insurance billing and accreditation and leads internal efforts regarding service billing.

Ensures that grant and contract invoices are prepared, submitted and processed within specified timeframes; assists, supports and guides the development of grant applications.

Facilitates the development of grant sub-recipient contracts; coordinates billing with sub-recipient agencies providing guidance materials; monitors grants awarded to other organizations.

Develops and maintains departmental tax policies and procedures.

Participates in departmental efforts related to accreditation or reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

Facilitates the issuance of departmental contracts and requests for proposals and requests for external services; provides financial leadership to manage emergency response and incident command; supports health-related situations and provides management and insight.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify the County PRIDE philosophy through their actions.

Performs assigned related duties.

Initial Review Standards

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or commerce; AND three (3) years of experience in accounting, budgeting and finance with at least one (1) year of supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge of:
Rules, regulations and procedures for financial and accounting practices.

Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Programs and general operations of the Department of Health.

Computerized accounting systems.

Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.

Supervisory principles and practices.

Generally accepted cash management techniques and grant accounting principles.

Practices, procedures and methods for developing and analyzing the budget.

Competence in:
Write clear and concise reports.

Maintenance of financial documents and accounting books.

Administration and management of grant contracts.

Apply financial knowledge in a health context.

Work on multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines.

Provide effective supervision, leadership and direction.

Interact tactfully and professionally with county staff, outside agencies and the public.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Additional information


Work is performed in a standard office environment with limited exposure to adverse conditions. The individual may at times be part of the response to emergencies occurring in Scott County or local or state areas. This response will likely be at the emergency operations center, but may be in the field. Control operations can be maintained around the clock.


The following is a summary of benefits available to non-union county employees. The benefits for employees covered by a collective agreement may vary somewhat depending on the specific contractual provisions.

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