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JOB OPENING – Post until February 7, 2019

Chief Finance Officer - Finance Department

Salary $90,000 - $110,000 Annually with full benefits


JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for the administration of the county’s financial services in a manner consistent with the county’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws/regulations, and to ensure the safeguard of its assets.




  1. Provides sound management practices in the areas of Finance, Accounting, Budgeting, Inventory, Capital Planning, Forecasting, and Reporting of state, federal, and other grant programs by providing leadership and vision through strategic planning for administration of county financial services.

  2.  Maintains comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations pertaining to governmental and enterprise accounting and auditing standards.

  3.  Supervises personnel; provides assistance and training as needed; reviews progress of work periodically to mark achievement; conducts evaluations for the purpose of mentoring employees.

  4. Prepares annual balanced budgets for all of the county’s operating funds and capital improvement programs; forecasts revenues, reviews and analyzes departments’ expenditure requests, and provides historical trends; presents budget recommendation to the County Manager and Board of Commissioners; oversees final production of the annual budget document; administers budgets to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations.

  5. Coordinates the adoption of millage rates; prepares millage rate rollback calculations and determines minimum rate to meet budget obligations; prepares the five-year history tax digest and current year property tax proposals for advertisement as required; presents proposal to County Manager and Board of Commissioners; sets date for public meetings; oversees adoption process to assure compliance with state laws.

  6. Manages the county’s financial operations; reviews financial activities and transactions to assure compliance with fiscal policies and procedures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting standards; monitors changes in governmental and accounting guidelines and regulations; develops internal accounting and administrative controls; oversees the production of accurate and timely financial reports.

  7. Contracts with external audit firm of independent certified public accountants to perform the annual examination of the county’s comprehensive financial statements; oversees the annual audit engagement to assure that all financial activities are properly recorded and available for audit in a timely manner; reviews and confirms statements are prepared in the required manner to receive the certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.

  8. Supervises the development of a business continuation plan.

  9. Participates in risk management components of county government projects.

  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.




  1. Knowledge of standard management and supervisory practices.

  2.  Extensive knowledge of governmental and enterprise accounting practices including applicable laws and regulations of GAAP, GASB, and FASB.

  3.  Knowledge of governmental budget development and management procedures.

  4. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.

  5. Knowledge of annual audit procedures

  6. Knowledge of CAFR preparation.

  7. Knowledge of state, federal, and other grant programs.

  8. Knowledge of capital planning and forecasting.

  9. Skill in the development and management of annual budgets.

  10. Skill in public and interpersonal relations.

  11. Skill in researching and preparing reports.

  12. Skill in oral and written communication.




  1. Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

  2. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.

  3. Ability to be bonded.

  4. Certified Public Accountant desirable.

  5. Government Finance Officer Certification preferred.

  6. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's licenses issued by the State of Georgia


  1. All inquiries and applications should be obtained from the Reception Area, Catoosa County Government Building located at 800 Lafayette Street, Ringgold, GA or at

  2. Current employees wishing to apply for a transfer are expected to complete an application and will be notified by Personnel if chosen for an interview. 

  3. Post offer negative drug test required. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Catoosa County Government  • 800 Lafayette Street • Ringgold, GA 30736 • Phone: 706-965-2500 • Fax: 706-935-3112 


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