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White County will be accepting applications for the position of Accountant. This position provides accounting support for county financial operations and assists in the preparation, execution and monitoring of annual operating and capital budgets. This position is open until filled. This position is full time offering competitive pay, excellent benefits and matching retirement contributions up to 7%. Application and job description are available at the White County Administrative Office 1235 Helen Hwy Cleveland, GA 706-865-2235 or by accessing This position is open until filled. Applications are subject to open record law and successful applicant must have an acceptable driving record and be able to pass a background check / drug screen.  EOE


This position provides accounting support for county financial operations and assists in the preparation, execution and monitoring of annual operating and capital budgets.


  • Maintains timely and accurate accounting records of all governmental financial transactions.
  • Assists in annual budget data entry.
  • Manages the financial aspects of the grant process; posts grant transactions; requests and review reimbursements in accordance with grant agreements; ensures compliance with grant requirements; assists with grant close-outs.
  • Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Posts budget transfers and prepares budget amendments.
  • Balances the general ledger; analyzes account for accuracy and the nature of transactions.
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Prepares daily bank deposits; maintains records of daily transactions and assists with daily cash management reports.
  • Prepares weekly bank transfers as needed.
  • Supervise monthly accounts receivable billing.
  • Manages monthly accounts payable utility billings.
  • Assists in the set-up of the chart of accounts and creating General Ledger Account numbers.
  • Maintains Capital Assets System.
  • Prepares assigned audit work papers.
  • Assist in Daily Cash Management.
  • Codes and prepares cash receipts.
  • Audits department bank reconciliations
  • Runs year-end closing reports.
  • Performs annual petty cash and change fund audits for assigned departments.
  • Prepares audit work papers for the annual audit for the assigned tasks.
  • Back up for Payroll processing and Accounts Payable.
  • Trains new County employees on how to navigate the Financial System (SmartFusion).
  • Performs related duties.


  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of budget management principles.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of job-related federal and state tax requirements.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
  • Skill in preparing reports and communicating information clearly and effectively
  • Skill in managing and prioritizing multiple projects.
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


The Finance Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include GAAP, internal control procedures, relevant state and federal laws, and county and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied financial analysis duties. Strict regulations and the need for accuracy contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to perform financial analysis functions in support of the development and management of county budgets. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of county financial functions and to the accuracy and completeness of county financial records.


  • Contacts are typically with coworkers, bankers, auditors, vendors, and the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects.




  • A baccalaureate degree in Accounting or Business Administration with two (2) years of related work experience; or
  • A combination of education and work experience commensurate with five (5) years of related work experience.

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