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Midstate Independent Living Choices, Inc. (MILC) is a non-profit, non-residential organization that supports and promotes the well-being of others. Our dedicated staff is comprised of caring and compassionate people. Fifty-one percent (51%) of our staff and Board members are individuals with varying disabilities. Our goal is to improve and increase opportunities for people to achieve a finer quality of life. Our philosophy of empowering people to see possibilities for participation in the community and independent living through accessibility, advocacy, and support is the cornerstone of our core values.

For 23 years and counting, we’ve been impactful in empowering individuals throughout Central Wisconsin to make choices that allow them to live the life of their choosing. We offer a large variety of services that specialize in the promotion of seeking and achieving the ability to live a better and fuller life.

If you see yourself as an innovator or are passionate about creating opportunities, please consider joining us.

Director of Finance

MILC is looking for a Director of Finance to join our team to oversee the establishment, coordination, and administration of all financial systems for the organization. We’re seeking someone who is detail-oriented, can work independently and collaboratively, and is able to work with and lead a small accounting team.

This role includes development and implementation of financial policies, creating and analyzing operating budgets, contract management, preparing audit and financial reports, monitoring financial data and cash flows, forecasting, and ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). As a vital member of the Finance Committee, the Director of Finance actively participates in Board of Director meetings, facilitating the timely distribution of reports to aid in achieving optimal financial outcomes.

Hybrid work model with both on location and remote work.

40 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. Workdays and shift times will be developed upon hire.

$90,000-$110,000 annually

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all financial operations of the agency
  • Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions
  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures (including Fiscal Policies and Cost Allocation Plan)
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
  • Develop and monitor annual agency and departmental operating budgets as well as individual contract budgets in conjunction with the Executive Director
  • Responsible for agency receipts and expenditures adhering to standards and principles set forth under The Allowable Cost Policy Manual and GAAP
  • Monitor all cash and investment accounts and ensure secure measures are in place to protect the agency assets including Positive Pay
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting, including maintaining an adequate operating reserve
  • Responsible for contract & grant management regarding audit and financial reporting requirements.
  • Ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to, and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements
  • Prepare, analyze, and clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, other funders, foundations, and MILC’s board of directors
  • Oversee and execute all tax filing and governmental reporting processes to ensure the timely and accurate provision of information in adherence to legal statutes and regulations

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited educational institution required
  • CPA preferred
  • 5+ years applicable accounting experience required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting and grants preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate concerns in a concise and timely manner
  • High degree conscientiousness concerning the timely completion of assignments
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel required.
  • Education or experience with computerized accounting systems, preferably MIP Fund Accounting preferred
  • Knowledge of preparation and analysis of financial statements, budgets, and managing investments required
  • Understand Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and payroll processing, including payroll tax requirements required
  • Ability and flexibility to deal with pressure and deadlines required
  • Strong organizational, and problem-solving skills required
  • Ability to analyze/solve problems, multitask and work in a fast-paced environment required
  • Positive attitude, and ability to communicate effectively to team members required

Benefits:
PTO package, paid holidays, bereavement leave, sick leave, 401(K), paid training, Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, AFLAC.

HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application to be considered for this position. Application can be found at www.milc-inc.org

Submit cover letter, completed application, and resume to:
Email: sserafin@milc-inc.org
Fax: 715-344-4799, Attn: Shawn
Mail: MILC/Shawn Serafin, Human Resources Director

3262 Church Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481

MILC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRIS Consultant- Remote-Manitowoc & Outagamie Counties 

Join MILC’s team to make a difference by helping individuals with disabilities self-direct their long-term health care services as an Include Respect I Self-Direct (IRIS) Consultant (IC). As an IC you will help participants navigate the Medicaid Long-Term Care program by connecting them to community resources. Through those connections, together you will develop a plan for achieving participants goals related to their health, safety, housing, transportation, etc. 

We are currently looking for a full-time, home-based IC to serve Manitowoc and Outagamie County. While this is a work-at-home position, it does require meeting participants in their homes and within the community.  Duties may involve assessing participants residences on all levels, which may involve stairwells, to make observations of home environments. Ability to travel within the IRIS Consultant Agency (ICA) service area and statewide required. Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, provide proof of auto liability insurance meeting agency minimum limits and be able to meet agency driving standards or an alternate effective means of transportation required. 

Individuals with a social/human services or related background that reside in Appleton or surrounding areas are encouraged to apply. 

Occasional staff meetings will require in-person attendance in the Stevens Point office. Employees must be available via phone/computer for regular scheduled check-ins.  

Under the general supervision of the ICA Program Director the IC is responsible for providing ongoing support and assistance to participants to ensure their health and safety. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

DUTIES include but not limited to: 

Provide orientation to new participants and inform them of their rights and responsibilities. 

Complete necessary paperwork, answer questions, and educate participants on how to read and interpret their monthly budget reports. 

Assist participants in identifying their long-term support needs, desired goals, and outcomes through informal or natural supports. 

Accurately complete and submit to Department of Health Services (DHS) all required forms, assessments and documentation for review and approval as indicated by the IRIS program policies and procedures. 

Assure program quality through various quality management activities that are carried out in partnership with the participant and DHS to include but not limited to personal experience outcomes, provider qualifications, participant emergency and back-up plan, critical incident reporting and service plan and budget monitoring. 

Meet regularly to ensure participants outcomes are being met while staying within the IRIS budget and within the requirement of the IRIS program determined by DHS. 

Maintain positive working relationship with ICA staff, outside agencies, and service providers to ensure effectiveness of services provided. 

Attends all ICA and DHS trainings, conferences and meetings as requested and required. 

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

18 years or older required. 

Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human services, counseling, nursing, special education, or a closely related field REQUIRED AND have one (1) year of supervised experience working with seniors and/or people living with disabilities. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Ability to become certified as a Long-Term Care Functional Screener (LTCFS) through completion of the Department of Health Services (DHS) web-based clinical certification 

Completion of all required IRIS orientation and training courses  

Understanding of IRIS philosophy and other Long-Term Care programs and the principles of self-direction, responsible financial management, and person-centered planning processes  

Understanding of ICA services including behavior management, risk and needs assessments, service plan development and identification and reporting of critical incidents of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and fraud  

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook email, Teams, online portals, and internet  

Competence in applicable areas of the Wisconsin Self-Directed Information Technology System (WISITS) and DHS SharePoint sites  

Knowledge of community resources  

Comfortable working with a diverse population and varied personal situations 

Good organizational and time management skills  

Ability to maintain confidential information including but not limited to financial data and consumer information. 

Ability to pass a periodic WI Caregiver Background Check including Department of Justice Criminal Record Check  

BENEFITS: 

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, paid holidays, 401K plan, paid training, paid time off package, sick days, mileage reimbursement, bereavement leave, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) and AFLAC. Company issued laptop and cell phone. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR MILC POSITIONS

ALL applicants are required to complete a MILC application. The MILC application can be found on our website at www.milc-inc.org or obtain by calling 715-344-4210, ext. 222 or by email request to sserafin@milc-inc.org

Cover letter, application and resume required.

Submit to:

            Shawn Serafin, Human Resources Director

            Midstate Independent Living Choices

            3262 Church Street

            Stevens Point, WI 54481

            Fax: 715-344-4799

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Interested in joining MILC’s

Personal Assistant Services (PAS) team?

MILC’s Personal Assistant Services (PAS) provides assistance to adults and children with disabilities in the comfort of the individual’s home and is determined by the consumer’s needs through a Plan of Care.

Services offered are personal care, supportive home care and respite.

MILC PAS offers: competitive wages, flexible scheduling, paid travel for qualifying assignments, and paid training.

Please visit Indeed or JobNet for a current listing of open positions for Personal Care and Supportive Home Care Workers and Respite Providers.

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*Application must be completed in full.

If you need assistance in completing an application please contact Human Resources at 715-344-4210 ext. 226. 

Midstate Independent Living Choices is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. MILC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact us at sserafin@milc-inc.org or 715-344-4210, ext. 226.

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. MILC complies with this federal requirement and is a participant of E-Verify.

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