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Habersham County


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Position:             Finance Director (FT)                                              Department:  Finance

Salary:                 $72,266-$86,719 DOQ                                            FLSA Status: Exempt      

Posting Date:  September 14, 2020                                                 Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

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

Major Duties:

  • Compiles, analyzes, prepares, and presents reports to the Board of Commissioners and/or County Manager.
  • Manages annual audit including preparing year end journal entries, providing analytical information, and coordinating with County personnel and external auditing firm.
  • Manages the preparation of the County’s annual operating and capital budget.
  • Reviews and analyzes general ledger and budgetary information.
  • Drafts resolutions and ordinances for consideration by the Board of Commissioners.
  • Supervises the work of assigned office personnel involved in bookkeeping, budgeting, purchasing, and general accounting.
  • Serves as department representative at citizen forums and on special committees and task forces.
  • Attends department and Commission meetings to gather information and make recommendations to the County Manager.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, such as a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and function of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in finance.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Completion and/or ability to obtain Local Finance Officer Level 1 certification.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Comprehensive computer skills to include familiarity with accounting software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of local government finance work experience; including Budgeting.
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience or leading teams
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and GASB standards

The successful candidate must complete a Background/Reference Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screening prior to the start of employment.

To Apply: For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and online application through the County’s website (  Application materials may also be submitted through e-mail via, or mail or you may hand-deliver hard copy application materials to Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 (across from the Ruby Fulbright Recreation & Aquatic Center) in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.

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