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Finance Director

Whitfield County

Posted: Nov. 15, 2018

End Date: Dec. 15, 2018

The purpose of this classification is to manage specific financial programs/activities, providing financial leadership, long-term strategic planning and expertise to the County Administrator, and interpreting County financial goals/policies to ensure that County administration and Department Heads are making financial decisions consistent with the Board of Commissioner’s financial planning and policy initiatives.  This position works for the County Administrator.  


The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Researches, evaluates and advises the County Administrator on long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory actions.
Oversees all steps of the Annual Budget process and Capital Planning.
Oversees cash management and county investments.
Provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the County Administrator and County Department Heads in performing their responsibilities.  Provides strategic financial input and leadership.
Maintains reports, charts, databases and spreadsheets of accounts.
Develops, recommends, and implements organizational and departmental policies and procedures; reviews efficiency and effectiveness of County budget; implements needed improvements; develops and implements internal controls to reduce potential errors.
Provides financial support to all County departments in the implementation of goals/objectives established by the Board of Commissioners; provides financial/technical information and expertise to department managers, County Administrator, and related agencies.
Acts as Contracting Officer.  Makes recommendations regarding contractual services. Drafts agreements, ensures standardization across the county, manages agreements and is the go-to person.  Reviews and analyzes performance of contracts.
Manages fixed assets and handles surplus property disposal.
Oversees County franchise agreements for cable television and other services.
Coordinates, negotiates, and structures bond issuances.
In coordination with Administration and Personnel Services, acts as financial consultant for the County’s risk management and loss control program; works to safeguard County assets.
Prepares disclosure information and tracks tax abatements for the Joint Development Authority in order to meet the requirements of GASB 77.
Manages and oversees all county debt issuance and compliance reporting.
Reviews available funds and makes recommendation from a financial perspective on county’s retirement plans.
Operates a personal computer, and general office equipment, to include the use of project management, financial reporting, word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet or other programs.


Performs general clerical work in support of assigned duties, including answering telephones, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, or filing documentation.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business administration, or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible financial management (preferably in an organization or municipality of similar size), government accounting, budget development, budget administration, management, and personal computer operations;  or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Public Finance Officer Certification preferred but not required.