Posting Date:  01/10/2022
Job Title:  Comptroller/Internal Auditor
Salary:  $76,169 – $110,656
Entity:  Bonner County, Idaho
Closing Date:  First review of applications: February 20, 2022 (open until filled).


Comptroller/Internal Auditor
Bonner County, Idaho
Salary: $76,169 – $110,656

Located in the northern panhandle of Idaho, Bonner County, (pop. approx. 43,000), is known for its magnificent lakes, stunning mountains, vast forests, and vibrant communities. Sandpoint, with a population of just over 8,300, is the county seat and the largest city in the county. Sandpoint is nestled between three mountain ranges, offering year-round outdoor recreation.

The Bonner County Clerk oversees the Auditor’s Office, Bonner County Assistance, Elections, Genealogy, and the Recording Office. The Auditing Department aids the independent audit of the county’s financial transactions, works with taxing districts, pays county expenses, and assists with budget preparation and submission to the county commissioners. The Auditing Department also develops quarterly reports, publishes the annual approved budget, and produces levy comparisons and levy history.

Under general supervision of the Clerk, the Comptroller/Internal Auditor position requires a thorough knowledge of a wide range of accounting and finance, including general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash handling, payroll, auditing, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, fixed assets, sales tax, levy calculation, financial statement preparation, and internal and external reporting. This position provides extensive technical accounting expertise and training to other departments, agencies, and the 40+ taxing districts that operate within the county. It is critical that this position understands what is available as public information and what is confidential. There is extensive interaction with staff and management from other departments, as well as commissioners, outside agencies, vendors, and the general public. This position has a significant and major impact on the budgets, policies, and procedures adopted by the county, as well as through its interaction with all taxing districts, various departments of state government, the federal government, and other agencies.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, and 5 or more years of broad accounting experience, preferable in fund accounting, with experience in general accounting, payables, receivables, cash, taxes, and financial analysis; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

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For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Bonner County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 20, 2022 (open until filled).


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