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Finance Director


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The City of Milton, Georgia is inviting applications for the position of Finance Director.  Located 31 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Milton is a distinctive, modern city that embraces small-town life and its rural heritage.   Incorporated in 2006, Milton is one of the metro area's newest and most desirable cities.  The city has been recognized nationally for its high quality of life, as one of the best places to raise a family, and has been consistently ranked as one of Georgia's safest cities.  The City’s ability to balance growth with preserving green space and rural character is a key factor in its lure to both residential and commercial interests. 

The Finance Director oversees all aspects of the Finance Department.  The Finance Department works to ensure the City of Milton is a fiscally sound organization by maintaining accurate, timely financial and accounting records; establishing internal controls to protect and preserve City assets; and providing short- and long-term financial planning.  The Finance Department is responsible for activities including accounting and financial reporting, budget management and compliance, debt management, capital financing, purchasing, financial analysis and planning, property tax billing and collection, and the issuance of occupational tax certificates and alcohol beverage licenses.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate strong leadership, be a self-starter, and have a passionate commitment to preserving Milton as a city that greatly values its high quality of life, strong sense of community, and respect for its cherished rural heritage.  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to safeguard Milton's legacy of financial stability, transparency, and stewardship; develop long-range financial plans; and manage day-to-day operations related to revenue collection, accounting, and purchasing. Additionally, the candidate should have experience in ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws as well as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and have superior customer service skills to work with an engaged citizenry to resolve concerns.

To find out more details about the position expectations, please visit our website for the full recruitment brochure at

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field and seven (7) years of responsible, progressive management and leadership experience in the areas of Accounting and/or Finance with at least four (4) years of supervisory experience.
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration is preferred as is five (5) years of local government accounting or finance experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) is also preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license, or the ability to obtain and maintain a Georgia driver’s license, and a satisfactory motor vehicle report (MVR) is required.

The City offers an excellent salary and benefits package that includes an expected starting salary range $115,000 to $125,000 annually, health insurance, dental and vision coverage, city provided short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance (3X salary) and social security exempt defined contribution pension that requires a 6.2% employee contribution with a 6.2% city match and an additional 200% match on the first 6% of voluntary deferral.

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references (including names, email addresses and telephone numbers) and salary history not later than 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2022 to: Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates at Any questions please call 706-983-9326.

Alan Reddish, Senior Associate

Cell: 706-614-4961

107 Indigo Lane, Athens, Georgia 30606


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