Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Winder Finance Department
 Winder, Georgia
Job Description

Under general administration, the Finance Director reports to the City Administrator and directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Finance Department, including financial reporting, accounting, payroll, budget preparation, treasury function, debt administration, revenue management, court services, purchasing, and utility billing and collections. The Finance Director advises the City Administrator and Mayor/Council on financial matters. This position also assists in the preparation of general accounting practices and day-to-day business operations, as well as other related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Functions:

  • Follows and promotes policy and procedures of the City of Winder.
  • Manages the preparation of financial reports.
  • Develops, plans, and implements department goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities.
  • Manages and participates in the development and administration of the City budget, Capital Improvement budget, and Finance Department Budget; directs the monitoring and approval of expenditures; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Develops cost control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures, and ensuring sound fiscal control.
  • Oversees the annual fiscal year audit and participates in the review of the results of the annual audit with external auditors.
  • Coordinates finance activities with other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Prepares and presents reports to the City Council and various committees and commissions regarding the City's financial matters.
  • Oversees the processing and distribution of payments and payroll, payment inquiries from vendors, and follows upon and resolves related problems.
  • Reviews completed documentation for accuracy of coding and completeness of information.
  • Monitors and ensures timely payment of all mandated state and federal payroll taxes, payments from automatic deposits, deferred compensation, and other benefit plan payments.
  • Serves as the City's liaison with financial institutes.
  • Performs a wide variety of administrative tasks to include interviewing, selection, hiring, discipline, employee motivation, performance evaluations, training, and terminations.
  • Handles confidential files and materials.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within six (6) months of appointment, membership in the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association, GGFOA.
  • Certified Local Government Finance Officer Program, Level 1 within two (2) years of employment.
  • State of Georgia driver's license.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
  • Ten (10) years of accounting, finance, auditing, or other related experience, with a minimum of three (3) years of Government experience.
  • Never been convicted of a felony.
  • A citizen of the Unites States or has obtained legal work status.
  • Must meet department's psychological and background requirements.
  • Work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as required.
  • Must be able to pass a credit check.

To be considered for the open position, you must complete the following below:

  • Complete the Online Job Application
  • Upload Resume to your online job application (position is open until filled).
  • Full-Time regular employees are eligible for the City's benefit package.

City Health Insurance Benefits Include:

  • Health Insurance- Cigna H.S.A.
  • Dental-CIGNA
  • Dental – 100% paid by the City for Single Employee
  • Vision-CIGNA
  • Short Term Disability-AFLAC-100% City Paid
  • Long Term Disability-AFLAC-100% City Paid
  • Basic Life- AFLAC- 2.5 Times Base Annual Income City Paid
  • Dependent Life- AFLAC- $5,000 for eligible spouse and $2,500 for each eligible child City Paid
  • Voluntary Life-AFLAC
  • Group Accident-AFLAC
  • Group Cancer-AFLAC
  • Group Critical Illness-AFLAC
  • Wellness Rewards Program-Medical Participant

City Benefits:

  • Donating Sick Leave
  • Education Assistance Program
  • EAP Program. 6 counseling sessions per year
  • Pay In Lieu of Vacation
  • Paid Funeral Time Off. A total of 6 days of funeral leave per fiscal year


  • 401 (a) Retirement Plan: City 3% Contribution at 90 days of service
  • 457(b) Retirement Plan: City Matching at 90 days of service up to 3% if employee enrolls and contributes at least 3%