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Finance Director

Sumter County

Listing Summary

Sumter County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking a Finance Director. This is a full-time, exempt position with a compensable salary.


The Finance Director will oversee financial operations to ensure effective, efficient, and accurate operations for the Sumter County Board of Commissioners. Specific responsibilities include provision of accounting, financial services, internal audits, purchasing, and budget management. 


The following duties are normal for this position. Other duties may be required or assigned. 

Hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines staff.

Supervises the management of grant funds, including records maintenance and reporting.

Manages financial investments.

Prepares the annual operating budget; works with administration and department heads to project expenses and forecast revenue; presents proposed balanced budgets for consideration and approval.

Coordinates with elected and appointed officials and department heads to provide information, resolve problems, and provide financial direction.

Attends Board of Commissioners meetings to provide reports, present budget reports and amendments, and to answer financial questions.

Develops and maintains internal controls.

Prepares and advertises five-year tax histories, prepares and computes foll-back millage rates and county millage rates; advertises and holds public hearings.

Monitors expenditure levels for all county departments, prepares budget amendments as needed.

Monitors revenues to ensure compliance with budgetary and management objectives.

Supervises accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, and other financial functions.

Coordinates support for annual external audits. Assists external auditors by responding to inquiries in a timely manner and providing necessary documents and information.

Analyzes, monitors, reconciles, balances, and adjusts accounting records, prepares and enters General Ledger journal entries.

Oversees the preparation of bank deposits.

Ensures compliances with county cash management policies and authorizes cash and investment asset transfers.


Minimum of three to five years of experience in a professional accounting position.

Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Fluency in Microsoft Office, with a focus on Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets.

Possession of a valid Georgia driver's license.


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