City of South Fulton, Georgia is Hiring:
Title: Finance Director
FSLA: Exempt Reposted May 17, 2021, Open until filled
Salary starting $111,694.00 BOQ
The purpose of this classification is to perform professional functions in the overall direction of the City of South Fulton Finance Department. Responsibilities include administering all financial functions for City Government, including budgeting, debt administration, accounting, internal audit, cash management, purchasing, pension administration, employee payroll, benefits, risk management, and property tax/assessments collection.
Chain of Command/ Reports To
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.
- Follows and promotes policy and procedures of the City of South Fulton.
- Informs and advises the City Manager on all department issues affecting the City; provides advice, support, and information to other department heads.
- Directs all functions and divisions of Finance Department, including Administration, Budget, Cash Management/Treasury, Employee Benefits/Payroll/Pension, General Accounting, and Risk Management. Develops strategic plans, annual business plans and related performance measures; and develops and maintains departmental policy and procedures.
- Collaborates with Appointing Authorities and Department Heads to establish City budget: recommends annual budget levels and necessary changes; and recommends approval of budget adjustment requests from City departments.
- Prepares and reviews revenue forecasts for tax based and operational funds: reviews and analyzes changes to fair market values on real and personal property; tracks, monitors and projects effect of appeals on tax digest and related property tax revenue; monitors other sources of revenues; tracks and monitors expenditure projections in operating and capital funds; reviews overall fund positions quarterly and as needed; and determines financial impact of proposed programs or changes to current program design.
- Prepares financial agenda items and monthly reports for the City Manager.
- Attends work session, regular and special called City Council meetings and make presentations as needed; Represents Finance Department in meetings with the City Manager, Council meetings, Elected Officials, various governing boards and committees.
- Recommends millage rate annually in accordance with the budget schedule: analyzes recommendations and prepares calculation package; oversees preparation of related advertisements; and coordinates public hearings and responds to citizen questions.
- Administers the collection of revenue and accounts receivable.
- Coordinates and reviews financial agreements to ensure collection of franchise fees and tax allocations.
- Develops cost control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures, and ensuring sound fiscal control.
- Oversees the annual fiscal year audit and coordinates with external auditors.
- Oversees the administration of employee payroll and benefits.
- Directs issuance, evaluation, and preparation of contract awards for RFPs for various debt issues including but not limited to the sizing and timing of the annual tax anticipation notes.
- Conducts and provides direction to others in the allocation of costs to projects and capital facilities for the purpose of developing overhead and billing rates.
- Monitors and ensures timely payment of all mandated state and federal payroll taxes, process payments for automatic deposits, deferred compensation, and other benefit plan payments.
- Reviews invoices and supporting documentation for proper authorization and conformance to requirements; pays invoices through the City’s financial accounting system.
- Serves as the City’s liaison with financial institutes.
- Oversees management of City debt: prepares and reviews documents related to obtaining bonded debt, equipment lease purchasing and credit ratings; communicates pertinent information regarding the City’s financial performance to ratings agencies.
- Responsible for maintaining time entry for subordinates.
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: makes hiring or termination decisions/recommendations; establishes workloads and prioritizes work assignments; motivates/guides subordinates toward accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Licenses and Certifications Required
- Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) or Certificate in Public Financial Management (CPFM) within two (2) years of employment.
Minimum Education/ Experience/ Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration from an accredited college/university.
- Seven (7) years of progressively responsible municipal government experience in the area of Accounting, Finance, Budgeting, Auditing or other related experience.
- Four (4) years’ experience in a financial supervisory position with direct reports.
- A licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issued by the State of Georgia is preferred.
- Experience in local government finance, including procurement, long-term CIP and forecasting, investments, and continuous improvement in budget and financial operations.
- Never been convicted of a felony related to financial crimes.
- A citizen of the United States or has obtained legal work status.
- Must meet the City’s background requirements.
- Must be able to be bonded and pass a credit check.
- Work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as required
- Requires a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.
Apply by sending resumes to
Niki Graham, HR Director