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Chief Financial Officer

Developmental Associates
Georgia (US)
$140,872 - $179,162
Closing date
Apr 6, 2024

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Full Time

South Fulton, Georgia, the Atlanta metro area’s most vibrant community, seeks an experienced, challenge-driven finance professional to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This opportunity to join a newly established municipality in a solid financial position is for the professional who thrives in change management, sees opportunities through to successful completion, and is a natural manager with a history of building sustainable teams.

The next CFO has significant technical skills and is highly successful in managing governmental accounting and reporting, including grant management, interpretation, and reporting. In addition to addressing the day-to-day operations of the finance department, the City of South Fulton’s CFO will prioritize:

  • Overseeing the department’s data migration into the newly adopted Tyler financial system while educating staff to use the system and expediting account reconciliation, audits, and other timely needs.  
  • Assessing department needs, developing a long-term vision and short-term action plan to increase institutional knowledge, improving staff training and development, and creating departmental success.
  • Developing financial policies, procedures, and processes and executing a plan to educate staff, ensuring a sustainable system of internal controls, accountability, and compliance.
  • Creating and maintaining a trusting, team-centric culture with high morale where staff are encouraged and empowered to excel.
  • Enhancing communication, collaboration, and trust in financial practices, systems, and financial reporting among department staff, City staff and leaders, community, and other stakeholders.

This position is for the bold and courageous leader who identifies with the City’s cohesive culture – a common spirit and passion to succeed. The ideal candidate advocates succinctly and respectfully for changes that benefit the entire community.

About the Organization:

The City of South Fulton is a council-manager form of government with a mayor and a seven-member City Council that establishes policy and hires and supervises the City Manager. The City’s vision is to be an innovative, diverse community that is safe, environmentally conscious, healthy, transparent, and financially sustainable for all its community members and visitors.

South Fulton’s nearly 700 employees work within its 17 departments to deliver municipal services with respect and professionalism, exceeding client expectations. As a City of inclusion, South Fulton desires to work cohesively with community members to discover innovative ways to shape its future. As the City explores how to develop these strategies, it remains committed to maintaining and improving existing infrastructure to provide quality facilities for the residents.

About the Department and Position:

The City’s Finance and Administrative Services Department is responsible for providing oversight and support for financial, administrative, and technology operations. Staff works within five functional divisions: Accounting, Budget, Contracts and Procurement, Grants Administration, and Revenue Management.

The Finance Department records all City revenues; ensures that adequate funds are available to meet daily financial obligations; ensures departmental expenditures are within budget; prepares payrolls, accounts payable payments, and accounts receivable transactions; monitors businesses to ensure appropriate licenses are obtained and performs cash and debt service management; provides contract and procurement oversight; prepares annual budgets; and assists external auditors in completing annual audits. Learn more about the department here.

Reporting directly to the City Manager, the CFO develops and oversees the City’s FY 24 $204 million budget($126M General Fund), supported by a property tax rate of $.012 per $100 assessed value. The CFO leads a team of 13, mostly new staff eager to learn and grow. The next CFO will strategically steer the department to embrace and proactively plan for changes as the City grows.


The following are required:

  • A bachelor’s degree* in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or related field. *Note: A master’s degree, Georgia’s Certified Public Finance Officer designation, and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are preferred.

5 - 7 years of progressively responsible and broad-based professional experience managing financial and accounting functions for a local government or private industrial organization. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Georgia Public Finance Officer Certification within one year of hire, contingent upon the availability of the courses. The ability to be bonded and possess a valid driver's license in Georgia. Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for the position is $140,872 - $179,162, depending on qualifications and experience. The City of South Fulton provides comprehensive benefits, including medical coverage and a retirement plan with an employer match.

To apply, please visit:

Please note the following:

  • All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal (link above) – NOT the City’s employment application portal or any other external website.
  • Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants must apply by March 31, 2024. Screening will begin on March 26. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation interviews on April 18 - 19, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. Direct inquiries to

The City of South Fulton, GA, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developmental Associates, LLC manages the recruitment and selection process for this position. To learn more about our selection process, visit, select "Client Openings," and scroll down to "Important Information for Applicants."


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