Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Acworth
 Acworth, Georgia
Job Description

The City of Acworth, GA is recruiting for a Finance Director. The Finance Director is responsible for assisting the City Manager and the leadership team in managing the finances of the City government and advising the City Manager on short and long-range financial decision making.

Located just 35 miles north of Atlanta in Cobb County, Acworth, Georgia, boasts a charming historic downtown, two beautiful lakes, endless trails and greenspaces, and a commercial district with ample modern amenities for its community's residents and visitors alike, all located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. The City has well-established neighborhoods, a mix of retail and restaurants and industrial development. The City is also home to Lake Acworth a 362-acre man-made lake and has easy access to the larger Lake Allatoona.

The City has 171 employees across 11 departments. The FY 2024 General Fund budget is over $21M and this full-service municipality provides its residents with a wide array of services including Police, Electric Services and Water/Sewer.

The Finance Director reports to the City Manager and serves as a key member of the executive leadership team. The Director oversees payroll processing internally, bills for power, sanitation, and stormwater. The Director also collects property taxes and oversees the annual audit.

This position will be counted on to independently lead their department and to provide support to the City Manager and the leadership team with any financial related matters. The position requires the successful candidate to meet the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completing a
  • baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to finance
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and
  • functions of the subunits in the finance department in order to direct and
  • coordinate the work within the finance department
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Government Finance Officer preferred
  • Experience with SPLOST and Hotel Motel tax and familiarity with

Edmunds financial software is helpful

The hiring range for this position is from $91,561 to $110,000.

For more information including the recruitment brochure, job description and link to the city website, visit the Finance Director recruitment page on the Sumter Consulting website:

To Apply: Please submit a PDF resume and cover letter to Sumter Local Government Consulting by email to:

First review of resumes will be July 26, 2024. Direct questions and inquiries to Billy Grogan (770) 403-8086 or