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Finance Director


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JOB TITLE: Finance Director


JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the overall Administration of the Finance and for directing the Finance Department and for coordinating all financial activities of the City as directed by the City Council, City Manager and Mayor.



  • Administers daily operations of the Finance Department including supervision of personnel in processing cash receipts, accounts payable/receivable, bank reconciliation, financial reports, bank deposits, and posting of funds.
  • Assists City Manager in preparation of the annual city capital and operating budgets and monitors expenditures by providing a monthly budget review to all departments.
  • Directs and assists in preparation of a comprehensive financial report and monthly financial statements.
  • Develops departmental budget and monitors expenditures
  • Reviews and reports on financial projects that affect the city directly or indirectly.
  • Oversees investments of excess monies after acquiring bids on interest rates and determining yield.
  • Assists external auditors by providing needed data and by responding to inquiries in the course of or at completion of the audit.
  • Calculates tax millage rates for public utilities and property owners in the city.
  • Directs and assists in preparation of all required reports; attends all required meetings.
  • Reports the financial status of the city to the City Council monthly.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of finance, budgeting and accounting, particularly as applied in public organizations.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of computerized information management.
  • Knowledge of economic forecasting and economic trends.
  • Knowledge of special requirements pertaining to accounting for and investment of governmental funds.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws and departmental policies and procedures
  • Skill in written and oral communications along with general office equipment


GUIDELINES: Guidelines are relevant federal and state laws, grant requirements, city ordinances, policies and procedures, and accepted accounting principles for government organizations.

Interpretation is necessary in the application of guidelines.

COMPLEXITY: This position assists the City Manager in a variety of functions including administration, accounting, economic forecasting, budget preparation, and supervision. Tasks within each of these areas are somewhat related. Complexity is added by the presence of time constraints, the variety of tasks, and the number of guidelines.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: Successful performance in this position insures efficient operation of the department, effective handling of all city financial transactions, effective budget development, and profitable investment of financial resources. Errors could result in loss of funds and credibility for the city and could cause legal liability.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with elected officials, managers in all departments, vendors, auditors, representatives of financial institutions and organizations, and representatives of the media.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is typically performed with employee sitting at a desk with intermittent standing and walking. Employee must occasionally lift light objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in an office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

Resumes should be submitted to City of Nashville, Attention City Manager, P O Box 495, Nashville GA 31639.

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