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Director of Finance/ Controller

City of Winder

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Under general administrative direction through the chain of command of the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Finance/Controller plans, organizes, manages, and supervises all financial accounting, revenue collection budget, payroll, cash management, investment, accounts payable, and debt management operations. Supervises and directs the Finance Department in accordance with city policies and procedures; appraises and evaluates the performance of department personnel. Prepares various financial reports. Prepares agenda items for City Council meetings. Acts as liaison between the city and representatives of the city's retirement plan. Supervises and directs the purchasing accordance with city policies and procedures. Performs related duties. The Director of Finance/ Controller also serves to advise the Chief Financial Officer and/or City Administrator in financial matters of the City and provides supervisory oversight to the Customer Service Center and Municipal Court. 

Licenses and Certification Required: 

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, Accounting, Finance or related field required; CGFO, CPA or Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years experience required in municipal financial management, with increasingly responsible supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to pass a credit check.
  • Must be proficient in governmental finance theory and concepts, including but not limited to, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) statements/pronouncements, and applicable municipal laws and regulations.
  • Must be team oriented, with ability to instill a sense of customer service and responsiveness in subordinates.
  • Knowledge of fiscal functions and practices of municipalities required.
  • Municipal supervisory experience in accounting, cash and investments, debt management, property tax, purchasing, municipal court, and water customer services (utility billing and meter reading) preferred
  • Never been convicted of a felony.
  • A citizen of the United States or has obtained legal work status.
  • Must meet department's background requirements.
  • Work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as required.
  • Must be able to pass a credit check. 

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