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College Park, GA, United States, North America
Career Level:
10+ years of experience
Bachelors Degree
Job type:
Full time

Director of Finance and Accounting

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An intown suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, College Park, also known as Georgia's Global City/Air Transportation Gateway, is home of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, Chick-Fil-A Corporate Headquarters, one of the United States top five Coca-Cola Bottling Company's production and distribution plants, and 33 hotel and hotel facilities, all to help support a daytime population 300,000 and 14,000 permanent residents. Additional notable aspects of the community include the Southern United States regional headquarters of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Woodward Academy, the largest independent preparatory school in the continental United States. Municipal operations include the Georgia International Convention Center, the newest and second largest convention facility in Georgia, as well as a multiple public service utility, including College Park Power, the City's electricity distribution system. The City of College Park functions with fifteen (15) operating departments, with an annual operating budget of $115 million.


This position is responsible for the core financial functions and computer systems of the City including overall financial management, accounting, reporting, budgeting, payroll, procurement, internal auditing and financial record keeping.  This position is under the direct supervision of the City Manager. Major responsibilities include:

•    Plans, directs, and supervises City employees engaged in the financial management, accounting, reporting, budgeting, computer operations, payroll, grants administration, internal auditing and financial record keeping for the City;
•    Schedules, assigns, inspects, and evaluates work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis; reviews and evaluates employee performance.
•    Directs the methods and procedures for all financial accounts, designates financial accounting records as may be deemed necessary with the authority to make changes in implementation and maintenance;
•    Develops, installs and maintains accounting, computer and budgetary systems which provide control of expenditures within all applicable guidelines, rules, regulations, legal constraints and budgetary controls;
•    Directs and participates with independent auditors in annual audit of City financial transactions;
•    Provides direction and assistance to department staff and departments in the preparation and presentation of the City’s annual budget, financial audit reports, revenue administration and treasury management, implementation of auditor recommendations, and development of Citywide policies and procedures;
•    Provides technical advice, counsel and direction to the Mayor, City Council and department heads as necessary to ensure effective administration and implementation of City-approved policies, plans, procedures and systems; files various financial Federal and State reports;
•    Prepares and reviews monthly, quarterly and annual balance sheets, and schedule of revenues and expenditures; presents report to Mayor and City Council;
•    Reviews the general ledger system for proper entries and compliance with State and Federal regulations; prepares necessary reports;
•    Represents the City at various functions including community functions and business meetings with other organizations


•    Bachelor’s degree preferably in business, finance, accounting, economics or other business-related curriculum.
•    10-12 years of responsible management experience in public/local government financial management; equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires excellent written and oral communications skills.
•    Advanced knowledge of public accounting, utility accounting, fixed assets accounting, finance, budgeting and auditing principles, procedures and techniques.
•    Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of public financial administration, including budget preparation.
•    Advanced knowledge of computerized financial system design and analysis.
•    Skill in effective and clear oral and written communications about the City's finances to individuals and groups.
•    Ability to interpret and apply related Federal, State and local laws.
•    Ability to write clear, comprehensive explanatory texts to accompany financial reports.
•    Ability to supervise the work of departmental staff including, coordinating, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work; hiring, training, counseling, and disciplining staff; and processing grievances.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other City employees/departments, City officials, and the public.
•    Ability to act as a financial advisor to the Mayor and City Council.

Apply To:       

Randal Willson
The Carvir Group, Inc.
235 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA  30303
678-884-5087 (o)

Instructions: Applicants should submit an updated resume and cover letter stating qualifications, chronological employment history, salary history, and references.

Please Note:  Email applications preferred. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Job keywords/tags:  CPA preferred