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Finance Director

Bryan County, Georgia - Bryan County, GA , USA

Job Description:

Bryan County is seeking a Finance Director.

Bryan County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States due to its
proximity to Atlantic Coast, ports, and Savannah, Georgia. Five county district commissioners and a countywide Chairman
are elected as Bryan County’s governing authority to serve four-year terms. Bryan County’s day-to-day operations are
overseen by a County Administrator who is appointed by the Commission. The 2023 annual budget is $261 million with over
$150 million was dedicated to water and sewer infrastructure due to the current rapid industrial expansion with the
announcement of a Hyundai Electric Vehicle Metaplant. The center of the industrial growth, the unincorporated area in
northern Bryan County is largely rural requiring new water and sewer projects, already underway, to supply the companies.
This growth is largely funded by federal, state, and local grants and loans requiring diligent record-keeping and accountability.
Other infrastructure projects are funded by TSPLOST, a 5-year $80 million passed in 2022, a SPLOST, on November 2023
the ballot, and the general fund budget.
Find details about the position expectations by reviewing the recruitment brochure at
The Bryan County Finance Director is responsible for organizing, directing, and managing all Accounting and Financial
operations of Bryan County Government including; supervision of payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable
personnel; maintain the technical accounting and finance functions of the county; maintain fiscal records and systems;
maintain and file tax related data on a timely basis; develop and maintain financial statements/reports showing the status of
all accounts; maintain all checking and special accounts; assist in the preparation of the annual operating budget; and ensuring
the county financial records are maintained in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. This position reports directly
to the County Administrator and advises County elected officials and department heads on policy and compliance matters.
The ideal candidate for the position shall be a professional and ethical Finance Director who is a dedicated team player and
has a proven Financial Services record of success in leadership and management of Finance functions within a
public/governmental agency/organization. The successful candidate should be an experienced, self-confident person who can
immediately provide quality Financial Services to a variety of internal departments in a timely manner and is able to address
budget questions/concerns/issues with diplomacy and tact. This person should be knowledgeable of the unique role
Constitutional Officers have in managing their budgets under the Georgia Constitution. The ability to identify and implement
new and innovative approaches within a department is an important qualification expected of the new Finance Director.
Specific experience is expected in purchasing and procurement, accounting, budget development and the ability to offer
responsive support services to a team-oriented organization. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have well-developed
problem-solving abilities, have the ability to communicate with stakeholders about the budget process, and hold staff
accountable and focus on succession planning within the Finance Department.

Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, or related degree from an accredited university or college plus
six (6) years of diversified experience in finance, reflecting increasing responsibility in key positions is required.
 CPA or a Master’s degree with relevant county or city government service preferred.
 Local Government Financial Manager certification in Georgia is preferred.
 Extensive knowledge, and skills of accounting software required; working knowledge of budgetary accounting and
reporting systems, GAAFR, GAAP, and GASB.

Compensation & Benefits: The expected starting salary range for this position is $110,000 - $140,000 (depending on
the qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, life insurance and
retirement benefits. Relocation expenses are negotiable.
How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job-related references with
email and phone numbers, as well as salary history no later than June 16, 2023: Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group
Associates, at [email protected]. Any questions please call 706-983-9326.

Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell: 706-614-4961

Contact Information

Lisa Ward
Phone: 706-983-9326
Fax: NA
[email protected]


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