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County Finance Officer

Upson County

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Finance Officer                                                                                         




This position is responsible for administering the County’s financial operations.


  • Prepares and presents monthly financial statements to the County Manager and Board of Commissioners.
  • Prepares and presents year-end financial statements to the County Auditors; responds to questions and researches answers for the auditor.
  • Plans and distributes annual budgeting menus, documents, and processes for all county departments; collects and reviews departmental budget submissions.
  • Prepares and files all external financial reports.
  • Assists the County Manager and County Clerk with open records requests.
  • Provides guidance to and answers questions from elected officials, department heads, and other county staff.
  • Provides guidance on accounts payable and payroll processes.
  • Obtains grant information in order to record grant revenue and expenses.
  • Inputs annual approved budget details into software system; enters budget revision forms.
  • Assists Board and County Manager with projects and special requests.
  • Interprets financial results for County Manager and Board and makes proactive suggestions.
  • Assists County Manager in analyzing millage and tax assessments.
  • Prepares and posts documentation for contractor and bidder review; attends pre-bid meetings and answers contract questions.
  • Works with city and county employees to implement the Joint Project Agreement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of public finance administration and financial standards that apply to governmental accounting and reporting.
  • Knowledge of the functions, organization, and operations of all county departments.
  • Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in identifying and solving problems.
  • Skill in multitasking.
  • Skill in organizing and supervising the work of others.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


The County Manager assigns work in terms of departmental goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of departmental activities.


Guidelines include county policies and procedures, state regulations and policies, the Association of County Managers policies and procedures, GAAP, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, and Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidelines.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position assists in developing overall county guidelines.


  • The work consists of varied financial, administrative, and management duties. Strict regulations and deadlines contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this coordinate the county’s financial operations.  Successful performance in this position facilitates the work of all county departments.


  • Contacts are typically with co‑workers, other county employees, auditors, state government personnel, representatives of other local governments, and members of the general public,
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, and justify and defend matters.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects and distinguishes between shades of color.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.


Has direct supervision over the Assistant Finance Officer and/or Contract/Procurement Specialist.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting; CPA and/or CMA; Master’s Degree Preferred.

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