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Chief Financial Officer

Barrow County

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This position is responsible for directing the county's financial operations and for coordinating the maintenance of county financial records.



  • Hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines department personnel;
  • Analyzes agenda items to assess financial impact;
  • Advises the County Manager, the Board, departmental directors, and elected officials on financial matters;
  • Develops the county's operating and capital budgets;
  • Supervises and monitors the general ledger;
  • Monitors revenue and expenditures under the current budget; approves budget amendments;
  • Coordinates annual external audits;
  • Evaluates and reviews requests for bids and requests for proposals for county purchases;
  • Prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR);
  • Oversees the grant program;
  • Oversees the Capital Assets System;
  • Supervises the annual capital assets physical count;
  • Oversees the operations of the county's accounting system and the development, implementation, and review of accounting procedures;
  • Prepares semi-annual financial reports;
  • Prepares the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Report of Local Government Finances;
  • Performs cost analysis studies of county operations;
  • Reviews and assists with the accounting for the County’s debt obligations; and monitors payments for timeliness and accuracy;
  • Establishes internal controls to ensure that the county's assets are protected from theft;
  • Prepares the EMMA reports for the annual bond disclosure;
  • Prepares Development Authority annual reports;
  • Conducts internal audits, including petty cash, change funds, and bank reconciliations of the elected officials and the airport;
  • Analyzes monthly revenues and expenditures; prepares quarterly financial reports;
  • Interprets and applies financial accounting standards; and
  • Performs other assigned duties.



  • Master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field;
  • Five (5) years of related work experience;
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA);
  • Member of Government Finance Officers Association;
  • Member of the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association; and
  • Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
  • Knowledge of the Uniform Chart of Accounts of Georgia;
  • Knowledge of Georgia state law concerning the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets;
  • Knowledge of Georgia Department of Revenue Compliance Guidelines for advertising the Property Tax Digest history and public hearings of increase in taxes;
  • Knowledge of the Guide to Local Opinion Sales Tax Negotiations;
  • Knowledge of SPLOST preparation guidelines and procedures;
  • Knowledge of state laws relevant to grant requirements, audits, and municipal financial operations;
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs;
  • Skill in organizing and directing the activities of personnel;
  • Skill in management and supervision;
  • Skill in the development and implementation of strategic plans and goals;
  • Skill in the preparation of complex financial reports; and
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

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