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Finance Director

City of McDonough

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Position Summary: This position is responsible for the core financial functions of the City including overall financial management and operations, accounting, reporting, budgeting, payroll, procurement, debt issuance, compliance, management, internal auditing, and financial record keeping.


Reports to: City Administrator 

Supervision: Professional and Clerical Finance Department Staff

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s or master’s degree   in accounting, finance, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university, CPA certification preferred; ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in public/local government financial management; valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; acceptable MVR and criminal history, equivalent combination of education and experience.


Total Rewards

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance-$25K (No cost)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (No cost)
  • Defined Benefit Plan (No cost)
  • 457b Deferral
  • 457 Roth
  • Vacation/Sick Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Discounts


Min: $95,050.27 

Mid: $114,776.77 

Max: $134,503.27


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Plan, direct, and manages the accounting functions for the City to ensure compliance
  • Establish and maintain internal controls policy and procedures
  • Fraud prevention and recommendation/ implementation of services available. Ex. Positive Pay
  • Maintains current knowledge of Local Government, regulatory and legislative developments affecting accounting functions to ensure application to areas of responsibility.
  • Coordinating with City Administrator and Department heads on the annual budget in order to create the annual budget book
  • Plans, directs, and supervises department employees engaged in financial management and operations, accounting, reporting, budgeting, payroll, benefits administration, grants administration, internal auditing and financial record keeping for the City
  • Develops and recommends annual department operating budget; monitors and administers approved budget
  • Oversees auditing and other necessary items to ensure the completion and accuracy of annual audits
  • Manages the investment portfolio of operating, grant and bond funds
  • Provides technical advice, counsel and direction to the City Administrator, Mayor, City Council and department heads as necessary to ensure effective administration and implementation of City-approved financial policies, plans, procedures and systems
  • Files various financial Federal and State reports



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