Finance Director

City of Dunwoody

The City of Dunwoody is currently accepting applications for Finance Director.
This position is responsible for advising the City regarding financial, budgetary, debt issuance, and retirement policies.  Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising staff; directing activities; keeping the City Manager informed about revenue anticipation and expenditure control; making professional and fiscally responsible recommendations regarding budget policy, adoption and adjustment; reviewing revenue requirements; presenting and explaining City finances, budgets, forecasts, and debt issues to Commissioners, rating agencies, financial institutions, elected officials, the public, and the media; and processing associated paperwork.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, organizes, and directs financial, accounting, budgeting, purchasing, occupational tax, fixed assets, and internal and external audit functions. 
Develops departmental goals, strategic planning, objectives and work plans; develops financial management systems, internal controls, and policies and procedures; develops department rules and regulations.
Develops business systems for daily operations; amends and updates systems as appropriate; and, monitors and evaluates performance of operating systems.
Provides overall management and administration of the department, including planning and supervising operations.  Establishes goals and objectives associated with the staffing of the department including ensuring professional development and training, establishing performance standards, and providing service provider with direction and guidance for evaluating work performed in the department as well as ensuring clerical, technical and professional staff assigned to the City are best suited for their respective roles. 
Administers the daily operations of the Finance function, including accounts payable, receipts and disbursements, general journals, inventories, fixed assets, preparation of financial statements and cost reports, and analysis activities.
Directs and assists in preparation of comprehensive financial reports and monthly financial statements and administers comprehensive reporting systems that include:  (1) comprehensive and periodic reports; (2) projects and special reports; and, (3) City financial reports monthly to the City Manager.
Develops departmental budget and goals, and monitors expenditures and performance compared to the goals.  Identifies current and projected needs, enhancements and/or expansions of services to be reflected in the budget.  
Responds to complaints, problems and issues pertaining to Department programs and services.  Communicate with citizens, City officials, Council members, and the general public regarding all City financial programs, services, accounts and activities.  Attends City Council meetings, Budget meetings, Internal Audit meetings, staff meetings and meetings with local organizations, community groups, etc. in order to provide information regarding City financial status, programs, services and related issues. 
Consults with and assists external auditors to develop procedures and authoritative pronouncements, provide data and documents, and resolve questions and recommendations.
Provides information, financial analysis, and advice to City Manager and department heads - including various costs of services analysis, studies recommendations on selection of audit firms, and other matters relating to finance, accounting and purchasing. 
Directs purchasing, property tracking, and fixed assets operations for the City.
Oversees and transacts investment of City funds; determines amounts to be invested, obtains and evaluates bids from banking institutions, and awards bids (as appropriate).
Coordinates and administers City's annual operating budget and annual capital budget preparation; assists department heads in budget preparation; provides historical data, estimates revenues for budget year, and compiles and produces budget.
Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
Regular attendance and punctuality are essential requirements of the job.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
a) Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Finance, Business, Public Administration or a closely related field; MBA/MPA preferred.
b) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
c) Must have a minimum of seven (7) years professional experience in accounting and financial management, including five (5) years supervising a professional staff.  
d) Ability to be bonded.
e) An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.
Salary:  $103,915 - $171,460
100% City-Paid Employee Medical Insurance 
100% City-Paid Employee Dental Insurance
100% City-Paid Employee Life/AD&D Insurance 
100% City-Paid Employee Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
100% City-Paid Wellness Program 
Vision Insurance 
Retirement Savings Plans 
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
Education Assistance 
Fitness Center Membership 
Vacation Leave, Holidays, and Sick Leave 
For consideration, please send your completed application for employment and resume to or mail them to:
City of Dunwoody
Human Resources Department
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA   30338
Only candidates that meet all the minimum requirements above will be considered.  The City of Dunwoody has been certified as a Drug-Free Workplace by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  All job applicants for the City must undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs as a condition of employment.

Date Posted: 06-21-2019

Expire Date: Open until filled

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Documents:  City Hall Application for Employment.pdf  |