Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Clayton County Board of Commissioners Finance Department
 Jonesboro, Georgia
Job Description


Bachelor's degree in Accounting; Masters degree or Certified Public Accountant preferred; supplemented by six (6) years previous experience and/or training that includes financial management and employee supervision, preferably in a government environment, including thorough knowledge or GASB; proficient in using Microsoft Office products and financial information systems required.


The purpose of this classification is to assist in directing financial operations of the County, its agencies, authorities, boards, and departments, to ensure integrity of County financial records, to coordinate production of periodic financial reports, and to provide technical assistance to users of the County's computerized financial and business systems.


Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; interviews and selects new employees; coordinates training activities. Ensures completion of daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff; assists with complex problem situations and provides technical expertise. Ensures compliance with County financial management policies/procedures, established safety procedures, and with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. Prepares letter of transmittal for annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), to include explanations of upcoming major initiatives for the County, increases/decreases in revenues/expenditures; changes in fund balance and retained earnings totals throughout all funds and component units, analysis of operational activity, or other explanations. Manages Finance Department's Computer Operation, including security, databases, software, hardware, operating systems, programs, and utilities; performs system maintenance functions including initial load and upgrading of operation and application software; coordinates workload benchmarks and testing; manages databases; tracks errors; coordinates system and user security; coordinates quality assurance and operation schedules. Serves as departmental systems security officer; develops and maintains comprehensive technology security system which includes access control, user identification database, password changes, profile modifications, and security logs; ensures compliance with security rules and regulations; coordinates user security interface with external computer services. Performs other related duties as required.

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.


Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education, work experience, test score, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history (copy of driver's license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled.

Clayton County, Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.