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Director of Finance

City of Mableton

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City of Mableton, Georgia



Purpose of Position: The City’s Finance Director performs complex professional and difficult administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the financial activities of the City.


Essential Functions & Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, and supervises the operations of the Finance Department, including disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, billing, and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; supervises staff assisting with these duties. 
  • Serves as a member of the team, along with the City Manager, in the preparation of the general operating and capital improvements budgets; reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation and expenditures. 
  • Works with the Manager in the formulation of City’s financial policies. 
  • Manages receipt and investment of City revenues. 
  • Oversees and participates in risk management functions. 
  • Oversees and participates in human resources functions. Oversees filing, reception, and customer service. 
  • Reviews and monitors ongoing administration of budget, monitors revenues and expenditures. 
  • Reviews budget system and financial conditions and develops methods of improvement. 
  • Assists the auditors during the annual audit of City financial records; follows up on findings to improve financial systems. 
  • Maintains a general accounting system for the City; oversees maintenance of financial records for each department; maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget, including amount of the appropriation, amounts paid, unpaid obligations against the account, and the unencumbered balance. 
  • Submits to the City Manager and the City Board periodic statements of the financial condition of the City. 
  • Performs fiscal analysis, trend analysis, revenue forecasting, debt service planning, capital budgeting and planning, financial reporting, and related financial management tasks. Oversees IT functions of the City.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required. J.D. or master’s degree in accounting or finance preferred. 
  • Preference given to Certified Public Accountants (CPA).
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of finance or accounting experience required. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Georgia General Statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of automated systems and their use in a municipal environment. 
  • Considerable knowledge of supervision including motivation, communication, leadership, performance coaching and evaluation. 
  • Ability to evaluate complex financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records. 
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of employees in the specialized field of accounting and collections. 
  • Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, departmental heads, governmental officials, and with other City employees. 
  • Ability to conduct long range fiscal planning. 
  • Accuracy and thoroughness in the analysis and preparation of financial records and reports.


Physical Demands: The work requires sedentary and active engagement with residents, businesses, departments and Mayor and Council, including participation and/or attendance at townhalls and City Council meetings. The employee is occasionally required to exert a light amount of force. This position occasionally requires the use of tools or equipment requiring dexterity


Annual Salary Range: $105,559.00 - $168,894.00


The City of Mableton has the right to revise this position description at any time and does not represent in any way a contract of employment.


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