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Finance Manager


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Finance Manager

City of Newnan, GA

The City of Newnan is seeking a Finance Manager to serve as the leader of a skilled finance team, that together keeps the City compliant, transparent and financially strong. We offer a friendly work environment in an established, yet growing community providing professional development and the opportunity to make a difference both in the development of your team and in the community.

This position is required to perform and supervise complex professional administrative programs and services, financial activities and financial reporting for the City. The Finance Director must act within ethical and professional rules of their profession (GAAP) and in accordance with the City's Personnel Policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the core financial functions of the City of Newnan including overall financial management, accounting, reporting, payroll, internal auditing and financial record keeping.
  • Establish and maintain internal procedures to assure State and National standard accounting procedures are maintained.
  • Prepare and report monthly, quarterly and annual balance sheets, schedule of revenues and expenditures.
  • Direct and participate in independent audit of City financial transactions.
  • Administer implementation, maintenance and training of financial reporting systems.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field with extensive experience in finance administration.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience.
  • Proficient in (GAAP) Generally Accepted Account Principals
  • Knowledge of (GASB) Governmental Account Standard Board.
  • Certified Public Accountant is preferred, not required.
  • Advanced Municipal knowledge and supervisory experience in Accounting, Investment Management, Asset Management, Treasury Management, Budgeting, Financial Planning, General Ledger, Grant Management, Annual Audits, Occupational Taxes, Property Taxes, Purchasing, Receivables and Payables.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools for spreadsheets, graphing, tables, calculations and automation of large quantities of data.
  • Team oriented leader with ability to recruit, select, train and maintain excellence in all professional, para-professional and clerical Finance staff.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain membership in (GGFOA) Georgia Government Finance Officers Association within six (6) months of employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain Certified Local Government Finance Officer Program, Level 1, within two (2) years of employment


Applicant Requirements

  • Complete online Employment Application
  • Attach Cover Letter and Resume
  • Must be able to pass Consumer Credit Check
  • Must be able to pass Background Screening
  • Must be able to pass Driver History Screening

Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Relocation assistance may be available for the successful out-of-state candidate.

This position is Full Time, Exempt and eligible for City of Newnan's remarkably comprehensive benefit package to include:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Healthcare
  • Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Options, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Accident Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Retirement Benefit - 10% City Contribution into a 401a account
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan option
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the number of qualified applicants has been received or until the position is filled. This posting may close at any time without notice.

The City of Newnan's goal is to hire and provide a highly qualified workforce, to employ, train and maintain a quality workforce of highly effective and efficient individuals; to treat City staff with fairness, respect and dignity; to create and foster a healthy work environment promoting high morale, ethics and job satisfaction; to encourage employees to identify opportunities which will improve efficiency and effectiveness.

The City of Newnan is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We value inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Newnan, GA. The City of Newnan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender orientation, national origin, disability or any category protected by applicable federal or state law. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

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