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Assistant Finance Director

Pickens County

Listing Summary

Pickens County Government has an opening for a full-time Assistant Finance Director

Pickens County employees begin to accrue vacation and sick leave upon hire. Medical, Dental, Vision and other voluntary insurances are available the first of the month after 60 days of employment. Pickens County also offers a Defined Contribution 401(a) Retirement Plan

Compensation Based on Experience

This position is responsible for assisting in the administration of the department and in the preparation of financial statements and reports for the county.

Essential Functions

  • Monitors cash balances and transfers; records daily cash transactions, prepares wire transfers as needed.
  • Reconciles monthly statements and general ledger accounts as assigned.
  • Records and provides numbers for new assets, calculates and applies annual depreciation.
  • Audits expenditures over a set amount to ensure they are assets, reclassifies expenditures to appropriate expense accounts if required.
  • Process recurring journal entries:  allocation to departments related to inventory costs.
  • Works with Accounts Payable on stale dated checks, processes voided checks, issues stop payments as requested.
  • Assists with 1099 reporting process.
  • Analyzes revenues and expenditures under the current budget for all county departments.
  • Prepares monthly budget reports for distribution; resolves discrepancies and makes adjustments as necessary.
  • Assists in maintaining the county general ledger; prepares and posts entries to the general ledger, enters budget totals and revisions, prepares monthly and annual financial reports, and reviews entries for accuracy.
  • Maintains multiple checking accounts; prepares and mails manual checks after approval of invoices; compiles data for entry by the Accounts Payable Coordinator.
  • Assists with daily cash management of county funds; transfers funds between accounts as necessary and invests idle funds to receive maximum returns.
  • Reviews all accounting transactions prior to posting to ensure accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles; enters all journal entries.
  • Assists external auditors as requested.
  • Assists personnel from other departments with resolving problems related to financial and accounting matters.
  • Assists with the management and supervision of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Establishes new account and line-item numbers for budget-coding purposes; explains numbering system to other departments and county personnel.
  • Performs the duties of Finance Director in his/her absence.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and reporting requirements as related to accounting and auditing functions.
  • Knowledge of county ordinances, policies, and procedures, including budgeting, purchasing, and personnel.
  • Knowledge of computerized systems for maintaining financial records.
  • Skill in preparing and interpreting complex financial reports.
  • Skill in planning and organizing work.
  • Skill in utilizing office equipment such as a calculator, typewriter, facsimile machine, and copier.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.


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


Guidelines include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and county, state, and federal ordinances, policies, and procedures.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied technical accounting duties.
  • The purpose of this position is to assist with maintaining the general ledger system for the county and preparing financial statements.  Successful performance helps ensure the production of accurate and timely financial reports, which in turn affects a wide range of decisions that are based on the financial position of the county government.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, auditors, vendors, elected officials, and the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.   


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.


This position has functional supervision over department personnel in the Finance Director’s absence.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service.
  • Ability to be bonded.

Apply online or in person at Pickens County Administrative Offices; 1266 E Church St., Jasper, GA 30143 Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P. M.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment background check.

Pickens County, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.



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