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Assistant Finance Director


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Assistant Finance Director

February 24, 2023

Location:Lawrenceville City Hall, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Department:Financial Services; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

$100,717.65 - $125,319.44 DOQ


Job Summary

The purpose of this classification is to plan and direct, a number of professional, paraprofessional and clerical personnel involved in diverse finance-related responsibilities. Incumbent will serve as the City Treasurer and oversee major functional areas as Debt Management and Treasury.

Job Duties

  • Assist in oversight and direction of the Finance Department work tasks and projects, evaluate and analyze issues, recommend and implement solutions.
  • Carry out the management of the department and attend all necessary meetings and functions, in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Advise management on investments and loans for short and long range financial plans.
  • Develop policy and procedures for account collections and extensions of credit to customers to include liens and other methods of collection for delinquent accounts.
  • Maintain banking relationships, including responsibility for banking services request for proposals.
  • Maintain relationships with the financial advisors and related request for proposals, bond counsel and the underwriters.
  • Oversee the receipt and recording for all billings including utilities, taxes, and miscellaneous such as false alarms, safe light cameras and others.
  • Oversee all cash disbursements including transfers of funds and wire transfers.
  • Oversee all training for cash handling, identity theft and other related training.
  • Supervise, direct, and evaluate assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Assist in managing the department’s financial resources; directing the development and administration of the department budget; and forecasting future department resource needs.
  • Assist and oversee in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Annual Financial Audit.
  • Respond to questions and requests for information from employees, managers, and the general public; explain and interpret finance policies, procedures and regulations; and resolve complaints and issues which cannot be addressed by subordinate staff.
  • Attend council meetings and council executive session meetings, as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or closely related field required, Master’s degree preferred; supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible experience managing governmental accounting and finance programs; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Ability to be bonded.

Knowledge Required By The Position -

  • Knowledge of City, County, State and Federal ordinances, laws, regulations and administrative policies governing municipal financial management programs; principles and practices of accounting, budgeting, and purchasing in government; and financial management software applications, systems and reporting programs.
  • Ability to formulate long-range fiscal plans and develop, plan, direct and evaluate comprehensive financial management programs.
  • Ability to synthesize, hypothesize, and/or theorize concerning data involving modification of existing policies, strategies and/or methods to meet unique or unusual conditions; requires the ability to do so within the context of existing organizational theories and management principles.
  • Ability to function in a director capacity for a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
  • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
  • Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Physical Requirements

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
  • The work is performed in an office.


  • The Chief Financial Officer assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


  • Guidelines include GAAP, Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidelines, internal control procedures, relevant state and federal laws, auditing principles, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.


  • The work consists of varied management, accounting, and supervisory duties. Strict regulations and the need for accuracy contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to manage the city’s financial services functions. Successful performance ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of those functions.


  • Contacts are typically with coworkers, elected and appointed officials, representatives of other government agencies, attorneys, bankers, auditors, consultants, vendors, and the general public.

  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, motivate persons, negotiate matters, resolve problems, and provide services.


  • This position has direct supervision over Finance Department Staff


Please visit the City of Lawrenceville website to apply.

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