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Accounting Officer

City of Duluth

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The City of Duluth, Georgia (pop. 31,000) is seeking to fill a position for an ACCOUNTING OFFICER.


This position is responsible for conducting general accounting and financial activities of the City involving accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, general ledger, journal entries, bank reconciliation, maintenance of records, and other financial activities. This work requires a great attention to detail; requires work to be completed within designated timeframes and in accordance with established procedures; and involves interaction with co-workers, department heads, vendors, and occasionally the general public.


The City is seeking an individual with strong accounting skills. Knowledge of and experience complying with generally acceptable accounting principles (GAAP); standard governmental fund accounting principles, practices, and procedures; Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST); IRS regulations; and government finance particularly desirable.


This position requires: 


  • A 4-year degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university is required
  • Coursework in governmental/fund accounting preferred
  • Licensed Certified Public Accounting and/or supervisory experience preferred.


Hiring Range: $58,673 - $85,643, based on qualifications (Grade 27A)


Chosen candidate(s) are subject to skills testing, interviews, and an extensive background investigation including a credit history review.


The completed job application (found at along with a resume, and other supporting documentation (such as training), can be submitted electronically to, or in paper form delivered to:


Human Resources

City of Duluth

3167 Main Street

Duluth, GA  30096


Questions about the job application process should be directed to or 770-497-5287.


Questions about the job duties should be directed to Ken Sakmar, or 770-497-5293.


Posting Date:  10-10-2022, open until filled. May close at any time without notice.


The City of Duluth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will conform with all applicable local, state, and federal laws concerning employment and will not illegally discriminate with regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information or other legally protected status or classification, except where mandated or permitted by law as a bona fide occupational qualification. It is the policy of the City of Duluth to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer and other terms and conditions of employment.


The City of Duluth, in compliance with the Federal law, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.



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