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Assistant Director of Finance


Listing Summary


The Assistant Director of Finance is responsible for the oversight and management of Macon-Bibb County financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, procurement, and cash management.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are representative of the work required for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

  • Directs and coordinates the financial reporting mechanisms of Macon-Bibb County.
  • Monitors Macon-Bibb County monies considering policies, regulations, and laws.
  • Monitors the payroll process to ensure compliance with policies and laws and effectiveness of processes and procedures.
  • Performs detailed analysis of specific accounts, assists in the preparation of reports documenting trends and other analysis to Management, develops and performs accounting control functions.
  • Monitors and maintains the integrity of the accounting system.
  • Works with the Director to make personnel decisions.
  • Provides direction and guidance regarding accounting procedures, regulations and processes.
  • Develop reports related to the Macon-Bibb County accounting system.
  • Works with internal and external auditors to provide relevant data regarding the Macon-Bibb County accounting process.
  • Develops reports and status updates concerning budgetary, payroll, and reporting processes. 
  • Develops new programs and programmatic improvements related to procedures and reporting.
  • Assists the Director of Finance with Departmental planning and strategy. 

Education, Training and Experience

The Assistant Director of Finance should possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field; a minimum of seven (7) years of financial experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experiences which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Manager or other related certification is preferred.


Possession of a valid Georgia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.


The Assistant Director of Finance has direct supervision over the Chief Accounting Officer and Financial Operations Officer.


The Assistant Director of Finance may be required to travel on occasion.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Assistant Director of Finance must be knowledgeable of the following principles, procedures, and concepts:

  • Knowledge of modern accounting and management practices.
  • Knowledge of the processes, methods, and procedures involving office management relative to their values and priorities pertinent to application for data processing.
  • Knowledge of personal computers for financial software and basic office programs. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration.
  • Knowledge of the Georgia Finance Officers Association regulations.
  • Knowledge of the payroll process.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and direct work of technical and clerical subordinates.
  • Ability to show good judgment, consistency, timeliness, and respect in decision-making.
  • Ability to work effectively with members of all levels within the organization and with the general public.
  • Ability to effectively develop and implement programs.
  • Skills in written and oral communication.

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