Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. 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.

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Title: Judicial Financial Analyst
Department: Friend of Court Updated: 12/2017
Division: Friend of Court FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: FOCE TPOAM Wage Range: Not Available

Performs a variety of financial and data entry tasks.  Accepts  payments on accounts, posts and balances daily receipts.  Researches multiple state systems to ensure payments are applied properly with suspense, foster care, reimbursements/refunds redirection and more. 


·         Receives entered orders and is responsible for all data entry in an accurate and timely manner in the state computer system.

·         Interprets orders and meanings so as to enter data correctly.

·         Assists staff with research on complex and difficult order histories and order interpretation matters. 

·         Reviews orders carefully to determine next course of action. 

·         Establishes all IV-D cases and ensures proper documentation is receipted to set-up case. 

·         Initiates corrective actions on case errors with proper filing of forms and court order corrections. 

·         Receives State checks receipted from MiSDU and researches several years of case data on BRIDGES, Business Objects, MiCSES and CSES to determine disbursement of State of Michigan funds. 

·         Makes decisions on where to direct money (agency, party, court, State or other) based upon research. 

·         Research and redirect child support funds on Foster Care cases using BRIDGES and Business Objects to determine whether it is State funded, County funded or a relative placement. 

·         Redirect funds to proper agency/person. 

·         Determine charge backs to effective date due termination of parental rights.

·         Receives Probate notices on guardianship matters and researches case financial history and determine if support is to be redirected, abated or terminated. 

·         Monitor research and request release of funds held in suspense. 

·         Work suspense reports using Tier Trac and viewing payment origination and receipting to request distribution of funds held in MiCSES.

·         Serves as liaison for the Department of Health and Human Services which requires knowledge to the State program known as BRIDGES. 

·         Research using Business Objects, MiCSES, CSES to determine client status and eligibility for child support payments.  

·         Reviews case history of DHHS certification and decertification dates and verifies with DHHS, as necessary. 

·         Oversees daily receipt of payments for child support, spousal support and medical court orders, including daily deposits and balancing of accounts.

·         Logs, balances and reconciles daily reports of child support collections. 

·         Initiates case accounting correction and balance adjustments through incarceration credits, foster care adjustments, state benefits, overpayments, interstate and more.

·         Assist with system clean-up and special projects, including but not limited to, case closure, AMP, PEP, member merge, mis-match reports, misapplied and/or misdirected funds.  

·         Performs complex case audits to determine correct balance due in child and/or spousal support per court order. 

·         Reviews all accounting adjustments and/or credits to determine if the payment was appropriately recorded and applied to the correct account or debt type. 

·         Compiles statistics for State reporting, including suspense holds, bond payments and more. 

·         Complies with IRS, federal and state confidentiality practices and procedures

·         Review, distribute and take appropriate action on miscellaneous orders and correspondence delivered to the Friend of Court.

·         Performs preliminary stages of interstate and assigned interstate activities.   

·         Assist customers, agency representatives and attorneys at the counter.

·         Communicate with other court offices, agencies and individuals, as required.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Works under the general supervision of the Friend of the Court and direct supervision of the Accounting Supervisor/Imaging Coordinator.       




·         Bachelor Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in psychology, social work, business, accounting or related behavioral or business degree preferred.

·         Associate Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in psychology, social work, business, accounting or related behavioral or business degree required.

·         1 to 3 years of previous work-related skill, knowledge or experience is required. 

·         The court at its discretion may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.

·         Complex accounts receivable/payable practices, banking procedures, third party billing and private pay processes.  Proficient in accounting software, i.e. Bi-Tech or One Solution. Ability to reconcile financial reports or records; process department payroll; prepare and reconciled journal entries; purchasing procedures. Knowledge of accounting principles, audit standards, budgeting; annual financial reporting; and IRS practices for Federal, State and Local. Knowledge of liability coverage and claims procedures.         

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.    

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.        

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.



·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      

  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.

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 with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         Normal office hours are from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

·         Generally works in a normal office environment.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.


Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  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.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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