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Finance Director

City of Vidalia


Vidalia, GA, USA


management of all City funds. This individual is responsible for, including but not

limited to, the following: comprehensive annual financial report; revenue collections

and billings for the general fund, sanitation, water, and hotel/motel taxes; accounts

payable; payroll; issuance of business and alcohol licenses; determining tax millage

rate based on tax digest and revenue requirements; and property tax billing and collections.

Processes accounts payable and purchase orders. Supervises the work of employees

engaged in receiving, disbursing, and accounting for municipal funds. Keeps the City

Manager advised of financial conditions of the City, submits monthly statements of

receipts, disbursements, and City’s financial standing to the City Manager. Assists the

City Manager in preparing and submitting a proposed budget to the City Council.

Maintains and reconciles city bank accounts. Bills, collects and distributes property

taxes for the City School System. Assists other department heads in budget preparations

and assists with general budgeting concerns. Assists auditors with annual audit.

Assists administrators and contractors during the City’s grant related projects. Attends

regular and called council meetings, council workshops and committee meetings.

Answers telephones and greets visitors; provides information and assistance.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a

baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field

(Public Administration, Finance, and Business Administration) with a Master’s Degree


• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work and to be able to answer

questions and resolve problems, usually associated with three to five years of

progressively responsible financial management experience or service.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of

Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

• Certified Local Government Finance Officer Level 1 and 2 (Preferred) or willing to


• Have an oral interview with the hiring authority or his representative(s) to determine

such things as applicant’s appearance, background, and ability to communicate.

• Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Applications,

resumes, and references are due Friday, July 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

• The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

• The final candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and a

pre-employment drug test.

The full version of the position announcement can be viewed under the “How Do I”

section of the city’s website ( and by clicking on Job Opportunities.

The position announcement can also be viewed on ( Applications can

be obtained through the City of Vidalia’s website at Please mail

your application and resume along with five (5) professional references to the attention

of Marsha Stone, HR Director, City of Vidalia, at 302 East First Street, Suite C,

Vidalia, Georgia, 30474. Applications may also be obtained in person at the City of

Vidalia Administrative Office at the aforementioned address.

The City of Vidalia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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