The Department of Financial Services oversees the financial operations of Gwinnett County in compliance with state and federal laws, ensuring fiscal responsibility and superior bond ratings. Department functions include, but are not limited to accounting, treasury management, budgeting, investment management, vendor and employee payment, debt issuance and monitoring management, self-insurance and liability programs management, procurement and contracts operations management, tax assessor administration, and strategic program design and deployment.
This is the journey-level professional in the Budget Division of the Department of Financial Services. The Budget Division is responsible for the administration of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets, leading the County’s annual budget process, performing analysis on the County’s financial performance, and creating financial projections for use by senior County leadership. The Financial Analyst position is responsible for performing budget analysis on the County’s expenses and revenues, compiling financial projections, and gathering, reviewing, and sharing financial information with key County stakeholders. Applicants should be detail-oriented, proficient with Microsoft Excel, and familiar with financial accounting and management practices.
Researching and analyzing a variety of financial data and documents, including reports, databases, general ledger transactions, and invoices.
Preparing and reviewing a variety of complex and/or special reports, reconciliations, communications, schedules, tables, and/or statements to and from internal County departments.
Monitoring and reporting on budget compliance and financial performance.
Providing support to County departments by developing solutions to complex financial issues.
Reviewing and assessing the financial impact of proposed requests or organizational changes.
Coordinating and assisting in the County’s annual budget process.
Developing and implementing financial procedures related to key County financial management processes.
The grade for this position is C42(1).
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field.
Four years of professional level accounting experience. Finance or budgeting experience preferred
Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Preferred experience in variance analysis, financial projections, and administering and/or monitoring operating and capital budgets.
For information related to position specific Essential Duties, Knowledge and Skills and Physical requirements, click here.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits Offered:
Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans
Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
Basic, Optional and Dependent Life Insurance
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
On-site Medical Wellness Center
Holidays: 12 holidays per year
Annual leave (vacation): 13 day accrual per year
Sick leave: 13 day accrual per year
Immunizations (Flu Shots, Tetanus, etc.)
Wellness Incentive Programs
Annual Wellness Fair
Financial Education Programs
Longevity Pay after 3 years (full-time status)
Tuition Reimbursement after 2 years (full-time status)
Employee assistance program
Uniforms and equipment furnished
Employee discount programs
Retirement Benefits include:
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
* Employees can choose a contribution rate of 5.0% or 7.5%
* Gwinnett County will contribute 7.0% of your pensionable earnings per pay period.
An employee is fully vested in 5 years. An employee can retire if he/she has reached the age of 55 and the sum of his/her age and years of service equals 65.
Deferred Compensation Plan
* If you contribute at least 2.5% of your base pay to the 457(b) plan, Gwinnett County will contribute an additional 1% to your Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (this is in addition to the 7% described above).
Internal Number: 21-00335
About Gwinnett County BOC
Welcome to Gwinnett County — one of America's fastest-growing counties for the past 20 years. Our dynamic and exciting county combines the best of big-city living with the comforts of the suburbs.
The county's population in 2000 was about 588,448 and we’ve only continued to grow since then, with the population expected to reach one million by the year 2022.
Gwinnett has many advantages, beginning with its location and road system. The county is just 45 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Thanks to this location, 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight. Georgia Highway 316 has been extended to Athens, reducing travel time to the University of Georgia to 25 minutes. Gwinnett's infrastructure includes more than 2,750 miles of roadways to provide excellent mobility for our residents.
The County Administrator and County Attorney are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serve at its pleasure. To implement the Board's policy directives, the County Administrator uses a management team consisting of members of his immediate staff and 12 department directors. The 12 departments that make up... the executive side are Police Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Corrections, Support Services, Financial Services, Community Services, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Law, Planning and Development, Water Resources, and Transportation. Each department is run by a director who is charged with managing operations in a manner which stresses the County’s values.
In addition to the executive side of County government, certain services are provided through Constitutional officers and independent elected officials. These external offices are created by the Georgia Constitution or through state law. In Gwinnett, they include the Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, District Attorney, Probate Court Judge, and Chief Magistrate.