Chief Financial Officer, Clayton County, GA
Ms. Ramona Bivins serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Clayton County Board of Commissioners. As CFO, Ms. Bivins is responsible for the Internal Audits and Finance Departments. The Finance Department includes accounting, budgets, accounts payable, accounts receivable, pension fund, grants, and treasury management units. In her role of CFO, she provides leadership in the development and the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic objectives for the Finance Department, including providing analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts to the Chairman and the Board of Commissioners regarding the financial future of Clayton County. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Clayton County Public Employees’ Pension Board, holding the office of Secretary of the Board.
A native of Texas, Ms. Bivins has over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of governmental accounting, budgeting and finance. Prior to her tenure with Clayton County Board of Commissioners, she worked for two of the largest school districts in Georgia, serving as the Budget Director and Interim Chief Financial Officer with Clayton County Board of Education and as Director of Budget for the Atlanta Public Schools System, managing budgets nearing three quarter of a billion dollars. Additionally, she has held management positions while employed with the State of Georgia as well as school districts in Texas and Tennessee.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in Atlanta, Ga. Ms. Bivins is a member of the Clayton County Employees Retirement System Board, where she serves as Secretary. She is also a member of the Government Finance Officers Association where she serves on a committee of the Women in Public Finance Network, NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement, Government Procurement Association of Georgia, Georgia Association of Pension Trustees (GAPPT), Council of Development Finance Agencies, and the Association of Government Accountants. She previously served as a member of the Governing Council of UNIDOS Dual Language Charter School in Forest Park, GA, and Southern Regional Health System Board of Directors.
Ms. Bivins is married, with five children and eleven grandchildren.