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Assistant Finance Director


Listing Summary

General Nature of Work

The purpose of this classification is to serve as Assistant Finance Director to the City, managing the City’s accounting, budgeting, auditing and purchasing functions to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable laws, policies and regulations.  Position performs a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records of the City.  The position reports to the Finance Director. 


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plans, directs and manages the accounting function for the City to ensure compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures; supervises daily operations of the finance department.
  • Assists the Finance Director in the establishment and maintenance of internal control procedures and assures that state and federal standard accounting procedures are maintained in accordance with GAAP.  Implement and update all accounting practices in accordance with GASB.  
  • Issues oral and written instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness and conformation to fiscal policies and internal procedures.
  • Manages operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
  • Reviews invoices, general ledger reports, journals, check registers, contracts, audit entries, budget reports, purchase orders, check requisitions and other financial reports and transactions to ensure accuracy.
  • Supervises and assist with all programs and grant accounting.  Analyze and present monthly/quarterly financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Oversees, organizes, directs and reviews general procedures, methods and results of cash management, accounting, payroll processing, accounts payable processing, utility billing, external auditing, business license, risk management and other accounting functions. 
  • Manage organizational cash flow and provide financial forecasting to maintain fund balance. 
  • Assists the Finance Director in the preparation of annual budget and in monitoring City revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control and the effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel and facilities.  Participates in City budget meetings, department meetings and other meetings as needed.  Keep senior leadership abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Maintains accounting records and reports for all City departments, allocating expenditures to proper departments.  Maintains off-site record retention and rotation of records for storage and/or destruction in accordance with Georgia Law.
  • Supervises and makes journal entries to balance and close monthly/quarterly books in general ledger; revenue and expenditures accounts; reviews bank reconciliations; represents City to providers/vendors regarding billings, products and services.
  • Assist the Finance Director in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
  • Prepares for the annual audit and assists the auditors with financial reports, statements and documents for the completion of the annual audit.
  • Assists the Finance Director in developing financial studies and plans; forecasts, estimates and monitors financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal wellbeing of the City.  Prepares government reports as directed by the Finance Director. 
  • In the absence of the Finance Director, performs the duties of the Finance Director and serves as acting Finance Director.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; maintains professional affiliations; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Operates a personal computer, general office equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.


Additional Functions:

Performs other related duties as required.


Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to synthesize, hypothesize, and/or theorize concerning data involving modification of existing policies, strategies and/or methods to meet unique or unusual conditions. Requires the ability to do so within the context of existing organizational theories and management principles.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to function in a director capacity for a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or closely related field; ideally with MBA/CPA; supplemented by three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in accounting or finance in a municipal setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. 

ADA Requirements:

Individuals applying for the posted position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Physical Requirements: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals.  Most tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Work Environment: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

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