POSITION DESCRIPTION – Assistant Fiscal Officer – (Fiscal Manager)


 To provide assistance to the fiscal officer, or deputy fiscal officer, and the administrator. Responsibility for record keeping, receiving and disbursing funds, financial accounting and providing administrative support. 


 Shall serve at the pleasure and under the general direction of the fiscal officer. Works under the general supervision of the administrator. 


 Exercises direct supervision of administrative clerks for accounts payable and waste collection. May exercise supervision over clerical, temporary or other staff as assigned. 


  1. Assists with keeping an accurate record of the proceedings of the board of township trustees at all meetings, and an accurate record of all its accounts and transactions 
  2. Responsibility for processing, operation and maintenance of the Visual Intelligence Portfolio (VIP) Accounting system consisting of general ledger, accounts payable, purchasing, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, project accounting & budget control 
  3. Assists with preparation, submission and filing of monthly, quarterly and annual reports 
  4. Assists with fiscal policy and procedure development, modification and implementation 
  5. Directs, manages and evaluates staff in accounts payable and waste collection 
  6. Assists with direction and supervision of the fiscal operations of the township 
  7. Assists in the preparation and maintenance of the annual budget 
  8. Monitors appropriations, expenditures and encumbrances 
  9. Helps establish and maintain internal controls to ensure accurate and timely processing 
  10. Completes all education programs and continuing education courses required of township fiscal officers 
  11. Other duties as delegated by the fiscal officer and/or assigned by the administrator 



  1. Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or a closely related field preferred, and 
  2. Four (4) years of related experience, or 
  3. Any equivalent combination of education and responsible experience 



  1. Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and practices; working knowledge of the principles and practices of modern public administration; working knowledge of human resource administration; working knowledge of modern records management techniques. 
  2. Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment. 
  3. Ability to accurately record and maintain records 
  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials and the public. 
  5. Ability to transcribe or report meeting minutes of meetings and the ability to compose correspondence, policies, and reports as required. 
  6. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. 



 Personal computer, including spreadsheets, word processing and financial management software, calculator, telephone, copy machine, postage machine, fax machine. 


 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk, or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feels or operation objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk. 

 The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 


 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. 


Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interviews and reference check; and job-related tests may be required. 

 The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

 Approval:    Approval:    Supervisor Next Level 

 Effective: June 3, 2024 

 Employee Signature: Date Received: