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Finance Director


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Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the core financial functions and overall administration of the finance department for the City of Morrow. This includes financial management, accounting, reporting, budgeting, payroll, procurement, internal auditing, benefit payments, sanitation, property taxes, and financial record keeping. This position manages all financial activities for the City of Morrow and is directly supervised by the City Manager.

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 position.

Major/Essential Duties:

  • Plans, directs, and supervises City employees in the financial/accounting, human resources and grant groups.
  • Schedules, assigns, inspects, and evaluates work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis.
  • Directs the methods and procedures for all financial accounts, designates financial accounting records as may be deemed necessary with the authority to make changes in implementation and maintenance.
  • Maintains the accounting, computer and budgetary systems which provide control of expenditures within all applicable guidelines, rules, regulations, legal constraints and budgetary controls.
  • Directs and participates with independent auditors in the annual audit of City financial transactions.
  • Plans long range goals, objectives, organizational structure and overall financial direction of City departments.
  • Provides direction and assistance to department staff and departments in the preparation and presentation of the City’s annual budget, financial audit reports, revenue administration and treasury management, implementation of auditor recommendations, and development of City-wide policies and procedures.
  • Provides technical advice, counsel and direction to the City Manager and department heads as necessary to ensure effective administration and implementation of City approved policies, plans, procedures and systems; files various financial Federal and State reports.


  • Prepares and reviews weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual balance sheets, and schedule of revenue and expenditures; presents report to the City Manager, Mayor and Council.
  • Researches financing options for the City and makes recommendations to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council.
  • Invests municipal funds and closely monitors to maximize return within prudent guidelines for the City.
  • Reviews the general ledger system for proper entries and compliance with State and Federal regulations; prepares necessary reports.
  • Develops and recommends annual department operating budget; monitors and administer approved budget; assists in development of and advises Mayor, City Council and City Manager on annual operating budget and capital expenditures.
  • Approves invoices for payment.
  • Trains staff on changes in regulations, information systems and general accounting principles as related to each function within the Finance Department, as needed.
  • Implements and installs all changes to the financial reporting system, as required.
  • Represents the City at various functions including community functions and business meetings with other organizations.
  • Works with the public regarding City finances and collections; explains and enforces City policies and procedures regarding finances.
  • Manages payroll for the City in accordance to standard payroll policies and practices.
  • Over sees tax digest calculations and works with City Clerk to ensure they are presented and publicized as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, necessary or required.

Knowledge/Skills Required for this Position:

  • Public accounting, utility accounting, fixed assets accounting, finance, budgeting and auditing principles, procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of public financial administration, including budget preparation.
  • Statistical methods, techniques and financial report preparation.
  • Computerized financial system design and analysis
  • Principles and practices of fund investing procedures and cash management.
  • Administrative practices and principles including goal setting, program budget development and implementation.
  • City ordinances, City investment policies and bond agreement, property tax allocation, Federal and State payroll taxes and laws governing local government.
  • The ability to prepare accurate information.
  • General office procedure, policies and equipment; and groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field
  • Minimum eight (8) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, with a minimum of five (5) years in an upper supervisory management position
  • Valid Georgia driver’s license
  • Acceptable Motor Vehicle Report (3 years)


Preferred Qualifications:


                Master’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration

                Minimum three (3) years experience with government finance. 

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