Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Finance Department
Location of position: 
Athens, GA
$75,572 - $100,000
Date Posted: 
Monday, July 14, 2014
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 11, 2014
Job Description: 

The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia is seeking candidates for the position of Finance Director. The Finance Director oversees the financial operations of Athens-Clarke County. The Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing accounting, financial services, purchasing, and budget management services, as well as, other projects as assigned. We hope you will take time to explore this opportunity to join a highly professional local government organization and a progressive, vibrant community in the heart of sunny northeast Georgia just 65 miles from the city of Atlanta.  Athens offers nationally recognized quality of life, state of the art educational opportunities, endless outdoor recreation, arts, music, and food. If this opportunity is for you, we invite you to apply, or to pass on this information to others who might find our Finance Director opening of interest. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in business, accounting, or public administration, with five years of financial management experience (local government preferred) required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Five years supervisory experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, and procurement required Certification as a Finance Officer Level I in Georgia is preferred. Final candidates must successfully pass the pre-employment process that includes a thorough background investigation of employment, educational history, driving history, criminal history, and credit history. This position is a professional level position (at-will) and serves at the discretion of the Athens-Clarke County Manager. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled with First Review of Applications to begin on Friday, August 15, 2014. APPLY: Please do not send resumes in lieu of a completed application. Application information is available on our website or at the Human Resources Department, 375 Satula Avenue, Satula Governmental Building, Athens, GA  30601, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Forms for present Athens-Clarke County employees to request promotion are available in the Human Resources Department.  Please forward application materials to the above physical address or to: Lisa Ward, Human Resources Director,