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Finance Director


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Finance Director

City of Cordele, Georgia

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience, education and training.  This is a salaried position with an excellent comprehensive benefits package.


The City of Cordele, located on Interstate 75 and served by three exits leading to exceptional commercial, recreational and healthcare facilities, is actively searching for a Finance Director to join our diverse and growing team.  The incumbent will lead by example and demonstrate honesty and integrity along with dedicating themselves to lending unparalleled customer service and professionalism.


A skilled supervisory position responsible for planning, directing, overseeing and maintaining all of the activities and operations of the City’s Finance Department including general ledger, account payable, payroll, utility billing, accounts receivable, payment processing, grant administration and fixed assets.  The Director also performs all tasks necessary to assure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, GASB rules and other professional standards governing municipal finance administration.  Position is under the direct supervision of the City Manager.


Performs all necessary tasks to administer the daily operations of the Finance Department.  The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Supervises the members of the Finance Department and their work assignments.
  • Prepares reports and studies as required by the City Manager or City Commission.
  • Coordinates and leads the annual audit process and liaises with external auditors.
  • Selects and manages accounting billing software systems and their implementations.
  • Develops, implements and maintains accounting and administrative policies and procedures for the Finance Department.
  • Maintains general ledgers and supervises posting to subsidiary ledgers.
  • Reviews and finalizes all posting of account classifications.
  • Prepares financial reports for internal and external users.
  • Maintains fixed asset ledgers.
  • Prepares, analyses and compiles data for budget development and executive reviews.
  • Attends conferences, educational courses and meetings on municipal finance and other topics relevant to the City’s financial operations.
  • Maintains accurate and up to date files, records, invoices, purchase orders and other documents in compliance with record retention policies.
  • Works independently on confidential assignments.
  • Other duties as may be required from time to time.


  • Minimum education of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field or an equivalent combination of extensive education, experience and training.  CPA preferred but not required.
  • Must have at least seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in Governmental Accounting and five (5) or more years of supervisory experience preferably in Governmental Accounting.  Working knowledge of utility billing is a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of computerized accounting and billing systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of office technology including computers, printers, scanners, and other devices and machine common in a modern workplace and their software programs and applications.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Georgia driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to travel out of town for training, seminars and meetings with the possibility of overnight stays.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with City management, other employees and the general public.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work department hours and occasional overtime.
  • Completion of a City of Cordele employment application.
  • Successful completion of a background check including previous employment and personal references.
  • Successful completion of a job-related physical examination.



  • Dependable
  • Ethical
  • Adaptable
  • Professional
  • Analytical



A cover letter, current resume and three professional references should be sent to David Wade, Director of Human Resources at  An application package can also be picked up at Cordele City Hall, Human Resources – Room 246, 501 7th Street, North, Cordele GA 31015.  This position will remain open until filled.

The City of Cordele is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider all applicants without regards to race, color, religion, sex – including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or genetic information, the presence of a non job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other protected status.

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