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City of Johns Creek

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Join Our Team as a Controller!

Are you a financial whiz passionate about overseeing and optimizing accounting operations? The City of Johns Creek wants you! We seek a dynamic and experienced Controller to lead our General Accounting Division.

Why Work With Us:

  • The City of Johns Creek values innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
  • Join a team of professionals dedicated to positively impacting our community.
  • Enjoy a supportive and inclusive work environment that encourages growth and career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive Accounting Mastery: Manage a cutting-edge accounting program, integrating GAAP, Governmental Accounting Standards, and agency fiscal policies.

  • Team Leadership: Lead a talented team, providing guidance, assigning projects, and fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.

  • Financial Wizardry: Oversee financial reporting, cash management, and annual audit processes, ensuring accuracy and compliance.

  • Innovation Advocate: Analyze and enhance accounting systems, implementing improvements to streamline financial processes and procedures.

  • Tech Savvy: Utilize your expertise in Microsoft Office, ERP systems like Tyler and Munis, and other specialized financial software.

Qualifications That Make You Shine:

  • Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
    • 5+ years of experience in municipal or governmental Accounting, with a preference for CPA certification.
    • Knowledgeable of Fund Accounting.
    • Familiarity with ERP systems such as Tyler, Munis, or similar.
  • Licenses and Certifications:

    • Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia.
    • Must be bondable.

What Sets You Apart:

  • Your knack for navigating state and federal tax regulations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel.
  • Tech-savvy skills in financial software and systems.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proven ability to lead, mentor, and motivate a high-performing team.

Ready to Elevate Your Career? Apply Today!

The City of Johns Creek is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Join us in making a difference! Apply now and become a crucial part of our financial success.

The starting pay for the Controller position will be competitive and commensurate with the chosen candidate's qualifications and experience. The targeted starting pay is $117,073 - 133,309/year (exempt). The City of Johns Creek also offers an attractive package of health benefits, retirement (401(a) and 457 Plans), and paid leave.


The City of Johns Creek is a vibrant jewel nestled in the thriving northeast suburbs of Metro Atlanta. As the 9th largest city in Georgia, we take pride in our community of 85,000 residents and 250 dedicated employees who contribute to its growth and well-being. Established in December of 2006, Johns Creek has emerged as a beacon of safety in Georgia, consistently earning high marks on's rankings. We are committed to upholding this reputation as we move forward. Johns Creek was ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States in 2023 by and the #1 place to raise a family in Georgia by Our vision extends beyond being safe; we aim to be pioneers in health, wellness, and innovation, continually drawing residents and businesses from all corners to call Johns Creek their home.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.

IMPORTANT: By submitting your resume online, you hereby authorize the City of Johns Creek to contact, obtain, and verify the accuracy of the information contained in this application from all previous employers, references, and educational institutions. You also hereby release from liability the City of Johns Creek and its representatives for seeking, gathering, and using such information to make employment decisions and all other persons or organizations for providing such information. You understand that any misrepresentation or material omission made by you on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate termination of employment if you are employed, whenever it may be discovered.

Please note that interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information via this online portal. No unsolicited letters, emails, telephone calls, or in-person submissions will be considered in fairness to other potential candidates for this position.


The City of Johns Creek is a drug free workplace and all positions are subject to the candidate successfully passing a background screening.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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