Controller - Health

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Dept. 

Pay:  $50,610.04 annually.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am -5:00 pm Some evening and weekend hours may occur  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


The Controller supports the Sedgwick County Health Finance Department by overseeing Contract Management and Grant Reporting operations. The position ensures an effective Health Department fiscal system that supports the agency’s mission to improve the community’s health. The position is responsible for all contracting and grant work including the contract database, Federal and State grant reporting and the processing of all contracts into the agenda and contract management system. The position ensures compliance with Charter 68 Purchasing regulations along with Federal and State OMB compliance. Employee will provide support during public health emergencies (Activation Level 1).


Financial Reporting

  • Complete month end reports for Health Department programs.
  • Complete monthly revenue reports for all Health Department programs.
  • Complete financial reports for various funding streams in accordance with the requirements of each grantor.
  • Process internal journal entries for Health.
  • Create Ad hoc reports i.e. financial, non-financial or performance in nature.
  • Provide supporting financial documents to external auditors as requested.


Contract Management and Compliance

  • Key member of negotiations team, advising and participating in negotiations with vendor, providers and partners
  • Manage and provide oversight of all assigned contracts and manage the accounts payable process for each
  • Manage all contract requests in agenda and contract management system to be reviewed and approved by appropriate County officials
  • Process all assigned contracts and input contract information into the Health Department contract databases.
  • Oversee Health Department purchasing programs.
  • Update Finance on contract process for invoicing and reporting obligations
  • Communicates expectations, requirements and changes regarding contracts.
  • Liaison between Legal, Purchasing Department and Health Department staff.
  • Follow policies/procedures to approve or deny requests while maintaining privacy and confidentiality.


SCHD Finance Department Leadership

  • Write, maintain, and train staff on processes and procedures related to contracts and financial reporting
  • Assist with mileage reimbursement processes
  • Work with SCHD programs to provide standardized fiscal assessments and training
  • Perform tasks of Finance Manager and other SCHD Finance staff during absences
  • Supervise SCHD Courier, including setting and evaluating performance measurements
  • Maintain relationships with County Finance, Purchasing and Legal staff for effective project workflows


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business or a related field. Education may be substituted for experience, with one year of education for one year of experience. One year of experience in financial reporting, contract management, or a related field. Must complete Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) IS 100 and 700 courses within 30 days of employment. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree from accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration or a related field. Three years of experience in financial reporting, contract management, or a related field.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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