Finance Department

The Finance Department has the responsibility to account for all municipal resources, and to maintain a fiscally sound government organization that adheres to legal requirements and financial management principles, and to apply such resources in a manner, which is most beneficial to the residents and businesses of Dahlonega.

Also administering the fiscal operations and maintaining the accounting records for the City, which includes cash management, investments, budgeting, and debt administration.  The Department ensures the accuracy of the general ledger, reconciles all cash accounts, administers payroll, maintains all investment transactions, prepares annual budget documents, processes accounts payable, and collects revenues including utility services, licenses, fees, and fines.

The Finance Department implements and adheres to financial policies which are central to a strategic, long-term approach to financial management. The objective of these policies is to assist City Council and City Management staff in making budgetary decisions based upon sound financial principles.

Dedicated to providing residents and businesses with exceptional government financial management, the Department’s commitment to financial excellence has been recognized nationally by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), which has presented the Department with the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for nine consecutive years.

Annual Budget Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Tax Digest

Department Contacts

Melody Marlowe
Finance Director
Kimberly Stafford
Assistant Finance Director

Purchasing

As a function of the Finance Department, the objective is to provide professional procurement service, guidance and assistance to City departments in obtaining goods and services. To exercise ethical practices and fair competition in our dealings with vendors in areas of procurement. To continue to strive for the most economic, innovative, and expeditious methods to achieve the City's purchasing requirements through research and staff development.

Angi McDonald
Purchasing Agent

Finance News

Notice of Public Hearing-FY 2021 Budget

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR CITY OF DAHLONEGA TAXPAYERS FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a copy of the proposed 2021 Fiscal Year Budget…

FY16 Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Dahlonega by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States…

Documents

Annual Budget FY 2021
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2020 Tax Digest & 5-Year History of Levy
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2019
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Annual Budget FY 2020
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2019 Tax Digest & 5-Year History of Levy
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2018
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Annual Budget FY 2019
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2018 Tax Digest & 5-Year History of Levy
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City of Dahlonega 2018 Tax Digest & 5-Year History
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Annual Budget FY 2018
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Annual Budget FY 2017
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2017 Tax Digest & 5-Year History of Levy
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2017
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Annual Budget FY 2016
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2016 Tax Digest & 5-Year History of Levy
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2016
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Annual Budget FY 2015
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2015
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2014
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Annual Budget FY 2014
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2013
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Annual Budget FY 2013
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2012
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2011
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Annual Budget FY 2012
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2010
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Annual Budget FY 2011
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2009
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Annual Budget FY 2010
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2008
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Annual Budget FY 2009
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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report FY 2007
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Annual Budget FY 2008
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