Assistant Director Finance
DeKalb County, GA - Decatur, GA

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Assists the Finance Director in the administration of the Finance Department, performs financial management duties, serves as systems administrator for the Department’s computer system; and serves as Director in his/her absence.

Duties:

Manages, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals.

Assists in planning, organizing and directing the programs and activities of all Finance Department Divisions.*

Assists in managing division directors; serve as office manager for Director’s office, performs duties of Director of Finance in his/her absence.

Reviews and/or approves various forms and reports such as payroll reports, DPPRs, employee performance appraisals, legislative responses, purchase requisitions, travel requests, leave requests, budget amendments, expenditure and revenue summary reports, tax collection reports, labor allocation reports.

Prepares revenue projections for the County’s operating budget; monitors actual collections against original projections on a monthly basis.

Assists in the preparation, production and implementation of the annual operating budget.

Coordinates and participates in the review and analysis of proposed state legislation for fiscal impact on county operations.

Serves as systems administrator for the Department’s UNIX Platform Computer System; assists in setting up new computers, work stations; adds memory capacity to computer; makes or arranges for repairs.

Prepares requests for proposals (RFPs) and contracts and serves on RFP selection committees.

Calculates various financial rates such as tax mileage rates, E911 rates, tax rollback rates, fire tax refunds and others.

Drafts correspondence and other documents on behalf of the Director of Finance and Chief Executive Officer.

Reviews various references and documents such as state laws, county ordinances, finance manuals, computer manuals, and software documentation.

Maintains knowledge of state laws, statutory requirements, county ordinances, local government finance practices, standards and trends by reviewing professional literature and attending professional conferences and seminars.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field; twelve years of experience including two years of managerial experience in local government finance or related field.