Finance Manager, Planning (Manager III)

October 7, 2021
Olathe, KS
Job Type


A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Johnson County's Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development has a full-time open position for a Finance Manager (ManagerIII) which manages fiscal operations of the housing services programs. First review of applications for this job will begin on October 13, 2021.

Additional duties includes:

  • Manages fiscal operations of Housing Services Programs including accounting, grant management, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, and cash receipts; ensures compliance with federal, state, county and city funding requirements and guidelines; prepares, provides daily oversight, and submits budgets; monitors on an ongoing basis the status of the HUD annual budget authority and the annual contribution required; notifies Housing Director and Department Directorof discrepancies.
  • Ensures that financial reports are submitted in a timely manner; monitors accounting for HUD portability monies; supervises the financial reporting to participating cities for contributions made to enhance services to eligible families; ensures funds are available to complete projects; identifies management informational needs and refines account structure; monitors payroll labor distribution information to ensure proper charging to funding sources; creates nonstandard financial reports; interprets and offers projections of future needs; monitors trends in spending to anticipate funding and reprogramming needs; performs audits of financial operations; informssupervisors of issues that may negatively impact program areas; prepares year-end settlement reports.
  • Maintains and stays current with knowledge of County's financial/business systems; attends trainings and meetings to learn and stay current with changes/updates; participates inwork groups on Oracle issues; ensures that Housing's financial staff stay current and proficient.
  • Monitors and analyzes budgets for Building Codes, Contractor Licensing, Planning, Housing and Community Development;informs Director of Planning, Housing, and Community Development of any discrepancies, or any changes; works closely with the Budget representative to ensure each years' budget is adjusted.
  • Works with Building Codes, Planning, Contractor Licensing and Housing and Community Development staff and Financial Management and Administration (FMA) staff to reconcile accounts payables, accounts receivables, reconciling P-Cards, and processing deposits; completes year end forms to be submitted to required entities.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or relevant field and five (5) years of relevant experience are required.

Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or relevant field; two (2) years leading, directing, supervising or coordinating the work of others; Certified Public Accountant; or public sector accounting and housing agency experience are preferred.

Prior experience working with HUD specific grant and computer systems is strongly desired.

Experience may substitute for education and education may substitute for experience.

Driving Status

Occasional (less than 5%)


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