Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn

 

Located in both Dane and Green Counties Wisconsin, the Village is conveniently located half way between Madison and Janesville off Highway 14. Our neighborly small-town (population 1413) has excellent amenities: a great school system; three Village parks; and a community center, which makes Brooklyn a great place to live!

New District Secretary/Treasurer (Bookkeeper) Needed for Brooklyn Fire & EMS Protection District Inc. 
401 W. Main St.  
 Brooklyn, WI.  53521
 
Position Description
Position: District Secretary/Treasurer (D S/T)
Reports to: District Board President
           
 
Position overview
The DS/T has overall authority and responsibility for operations of the office and some administrative functions. S/he provides clerical and accounting support to the Board and the Fire Chief and EMS Director.  S/he is often the day-to-day public face and voice of the District.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Be a champion for the mission, values and vision of the District
  • Help maintain a culture of safety
  • Maintain office equipment, machines, systems and space
  • Maintain processes and systems for records storage, retrieval, purging and data entry
  • Maintain relations with vendors, suppliers and business partners
  • Maintain a culture of teamwork, excellence and doing things right on time, the first time
  • Assist and support the process for hiring staff, process payroll and all tax filings.
  • Participate in the development of, and once approved, administer budgets within scope of authority, responsible for all State and Federal Financial Reporting, prepare and co-sign checks, prepare invoices
  • Manage office supplies inventory
  • Foster and maintain open communications with all stakeholders
  • Prepare meeting notices and minutes
  • Participate in meetings
  • Other duties and projects as may be assigned

 

Competencies

  • Strong analytical, computational, reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Effective oral (in-person and phone) and written communication skills
  • Willing and able to take responsibility and be held accountable
  • Willing and able to embrace and act based on the mission, vision and values of the District
  • Skilled in the use of computer hardware and peripherals, Sage Peachtree, QuickBooks (or similar accounting software) and Microsoft Office Professional software, (Word, Excel & Outlook) internet search capabilities
  • Detail/accuracy-oriented, willing and able to multi-task
  • Team player
  • Willing and able to take direction from several people, prioritize work
  • Able to consistently produce assigned work on time
  • Willing and able to work with limited direct supervision

 
Required qualifications/requirements
Minimum 3 years accounting/bookkeeping experience including payroll.
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
Able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background test
Available for evening meetings for note taking/recording.

Preferred qualifications/requirements

Moderate experience-skill with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience with Sage Peachtree Accounting

Position characteristics

Salaried, exempt under FLSA, 2019 Budget Salary is up to $9,000

Estimated 30 - 50 hours per month.  (Estimated hours vary based on then-current work demands.)

 MAIL RESUME TO:
 
Joanne Van Norman
District Secretary/Treasurer
401 W. Main St.
Brooklyn, WI   53521-0250
 
or
 
 EMAIL RESUME TO:
 
[email protected]

* * *   RESUMES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 15, 2018   * * *

ELECTION -- THERE WERE NO PROVISIONAL BALLOTS OUTSTANDING.   AND ONE ABSENTEE BALLOT WAS NOT RETURNED.

 

 

October 22, 2018

Learn to protect yourself from cyber shopping scams

by ReadyWisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – With the start of the holiday shopping season just around the corner, many consumers will be looking online for bargains. Being aware of some potential risks could keep a simple online purchase from turning into a financial headache.

“The internet has made holiday shopping more convenient,” said Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin's adjutant general and homeland security advisor. “We can easily order a book, concert tickets, and even groceries whenever we want. However, we must be vigilant to make sure we are not handing over personal financial information to cyber criminals.”

Whether you are looking for gifts or doing your regular shopping the rest of the year, consider following these steps to protect yourself online:

Consumers should only place orders through trusted online retailers. Stick to familiar sites or those with a reputation you can check out. Look for feedback posted to independent sites to help evaluate sellers.

Only shop with vendors whose websites have strong security protections in place. Look for a padlock in the status bar of your web browser and the “https://” in the address bar. Those indicate the site uses encryption designed to protect your credit card or bank account information.

Watch where you connect to the internet to shop. While smart phones have made it convenient to make purchases while on the go, shopping over public wireless networks could make it easier for thieves to access your financial information. Be careful about transmitting credit card numbers or logging into accounts over an unsecured connection.

Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. If a product is being advertised at a heavily discounted price compared to everywhere else it’s available, then there’s a good chance it’s a scam. Don’t let your desire to save money put your financial future at risk.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Wisconsin.  For more information, go to ReadyWisconsin at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov. Join us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ReadyWisconsin, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ReadyWisconsin, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/readywisconsin

 

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Dane County Library Service Bookmobile

 The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to check us out on   

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 in

Brooklyn, at the gazebo

  For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.

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VILLAGE CONSULTANTS

Assessor - Accurate Appraisal, LLC  800-770-3927

Building Inspector - David Geraths, General Engineering Company 608-697-7776

Zoning Administrator - Rob Roth 608-697-5857 or Addie Tamboli 608-617-5571

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