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  • CFO/Financial Services Director:
    Maria Woods

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    CFO/Financial Services Director : Maria Woods

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    Maria Woods has served as Director of Financial Services since December 2010 and was named Chief Financial Officer in April 2014. Her 30 years of experience in local government includes her tenure with Gwinnett County, which began in October 1997. She has provided training services for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government Certified Financial Officers Association and previously was a reviewer for the Government Financial Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association.

    Maria earned a master's degree in business administration from Brenau University and a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Georgia. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia and has received certification as a Certified Financial Officer Level II from the University of Georgia.




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About Us
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: financial record administration, budget administration and preparation, grant management and oversight, cash and 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.


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Latest Budget News
Six residents serving on 2017 budget review team
Six residents are serving on Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash’s 2017 budget review team. They will set priorities and make recommendations for next year’s budget. “I believe strongly in seeking public input in local government decisions and am thankful for these six thoughtful and knowledgeable residents who agreed to serve,” said Nash. “Each person brings something different to the table, which will be helpful as we listen to departmental needs and plans, review revenue projections, and prepare the 2017 proposed budget.”

The members are Lisa Burleson, David Cuffie, Norwood Davis, Kevin Do, Burt Manning, and Santiago Marquez. Burleson, Manning, and Marquez are returning for another year of service. Cuffie, new to the review team, is CEO of Total Vision Consulting LLC. Also serving his first year on the budget team, Do is a realtor with ReMax Grand South and a volunteer with the Vietnamese American Community of Georgia. Davis, who last served on the budget review team three years ago, is CFO of 12Stone Church. Burleson is a retired Gwinnett County Public Schools district level administrator, Manning is a retired real estate appraiser and assessment administrator, and Marquez is CFO/VP of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Burleson and Cuffie are alumni of Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy, a County program that gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at county government.

County departments and agencies present their business plans and financial resource requests to the review team in late summer. Budget meetings began on August 29 this year. The videotaped presentations are available to the public on the TVgwinnett government-access cable television channel and on demand on this website.

The Chairman’s 2017 budget proposal will be available to the public and news media at the same time it is presented to commissioners on November 15. A public hearing will be held on December 5. By Gwinnett County ordinance, the Board of Commissioners must adopt the annual budget during its first meeting in January.

2016 Monthly Financial Status Reports
The Gwinnett County Department of Financial Services prepares a monthly financial report that provides a summary of revenues and expenditures for all County operating funds. The purpose of this report is to provide timely information on the status of budgeted and actual revenues and expenditures.

Previous years’ financial status reports can be found on the Financial Reports: Archive webpage.  

Budget and Financial Reports

SPLOST Annual Report

Archived Budget Reports
Visit the Financial Reports: Archives webpage to view a five-year history of budget reports.