The City of Norcross, Georgia is seeking a Finance Director. The City of Norcross, located in the Atlanta metropolitan area, is a picturesque community that blends authentic historic charm with a trendy lifestyle. As the second oldest city in Gwinnett County, heritage is a huge source of local pride and its influence on the local “way of life” can be seen in the slower pace of people passing by as well as in the vibrant energy of its historic downtown. It’s a city where everyone still knows everyone and where civic engagement is abundant. But don’t let the small-town charm lead you into underestimating this city–Norcross is an economic powerhouse with a strong and diverse business environment heavily engaged in the growing technology, business services, creative industries and other wide-ranging business sectors. The 6.5 square-mile community has also received recognition in the areas of sustainability, affordable housing, healthy living and more. If you are looking for a forward-thinking and proactive city committed to creating a “live-work-play” environment while maintaining its unique historic character, Norcross is your answer. The City of Norcross is governed by a council-manager form of government. The City Council determines the city policies, and the City Manager is responsible for the city operations and execution of the set policies. The Finance Director reports to the City Manager.
The Finance Director is responsible to oversee programs in the Finance Department and will provide financial analysis and recommendations that support enterprise-wide policy and operating decisions. The incumbent will oversee financial administration, purchasing, accounting, treasury, debt management, and a $49.5 million budget of which $19.2 million is the General Fund and $14.7 million is the Electric Fund. Norcross operates an electric utility and is a member of MEAG (Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia). 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. 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/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 focus on succession planning within the Finance Department.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related degree from an accredited university or college plus five (5) years of diversified experience in government finance, reflecting increasing responsibility in key positions is required.
CPA or a Master’s degree preferred.
Extensive knowledge, and skills of accounting software required/critical; working knowledge of government budgetary accounting and reporting systems.
Compensation & Benefits: The expected starting salary range for this position is $115,000 - $135,000 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, life insurance and retirement benefits. Relocation expenses 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 close of business on March 27, 2024; to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct any questions to Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates, at email@example.com or 706-983-9326 or Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates, Cell: 706-614-4961.
Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell: 706-614-4961
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