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Accounting Specialist

Social Circle

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Job Title:                     Accounting Specialist


Type:                           Part time, Hourly Position, No Benefits

                                    Up to 29 hours per week (Schedule to be determined by Finance


Salary/Payrate:           Dependent on qualifications


Social Circle is a historic community that is located approximately 45 miles east of Atlanta in the Historic Heartlands section of Georgia in rural Walton County. The population of the city is approximately 5000. We are a small town with a big heart, and we are a community proud of its history. We are actively seeking ways to maintain our small-town atmosphere, to preserve our quality of life, and to create the best business climate for quality growth. We believe that Social Circle is "Georgia's Greatest Little Town." Our pride in our city is reflected in our community’s commitment and dedication to excellence. The City of Social Circle is an equal opportunity employer, and we maintain a drug free workplace.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for assisting the Finance Director with all accounting tasks, and the maintenance of Finance records.

Major Duties:
• Processes accounts payable using accounting software;
• Prepares invoices for payment, generates payments and obtains signature of approval for expenditures;
• Communicates with the public, outside vendors and contractors to answer general questions and resolve particular issues regarding invoices and payments;
• Reconciles accounts to the general ledger; and performs journal entries;
• Assists the Finance Director in preparing monthly and year-end financial reports for Mayor, Council and City Manager;
• Assists with development of the Annual Financial Report by conducting research and compiling supporting documentation for auditors;
• Provides requested data, reports and other necessary items to ensure the completion and accuracy of annual audits;
• Analyzes monthly SPLOST expenditures and budget and provides report to Finance Director;
• Assists the Finance Director and City Manager with annual renewal

• Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
• Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures;
• Basic knowledge of municipal accounting administration;
• Effective written and oral communication skills;
• Skill in using a variety of computer programs and modern office equipment for administrative functions;
• Ability to organize data and compile clear, concise reports;
• Ability to operate a computerized accounting system;
• Ability to work well with others;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, other City personnel, vendors and the public.
Supervisory Controls: The work of this position is performed under the general supervision of the Finance Director.


The work consists of a variety of administrative and clerical duties.

Personal Contacts:

Contacts are typically with vendors, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and the general public.

Purpose of Contacts:

Contacts are typically to give and exchange information and provide services.

Physical Demands:

This work is typically performed indoors with the employee sitting at a desk, with occasional bending and lifting.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an indoor office environment.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility: None.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required; one (1) year related experience preferred; valid State of Georgia driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record required; equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted via email to or mailed/delivered to:

City of Social Circle
ATTN Teresa Duval, HR Specialist
P O Box 310 (USPS)
166 N Cherokee Road (UPS, FedEx, in person)
Social Circle GA 30025


Application forms and more information: Available online at:

City Hall 770-464-6911


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