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  • CFO/Financial Services Director:
    Maria Woods

    Maria Woods
    p: 770.822.7850
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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.

     

    770.822.7850

    Maria.Woods@gwinnettcounty.com

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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

Commissioners adopt $1.5 billion budget
Gwinnett commissioners adopted a $1.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 at their first meeting of the year. The adopted budget holds the line on property tax rates while funding services cut during the recession, addressing concerns about workforce recruitment and retention, and investing in essential infrastructure and critical community needs.

Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “This budget invests in the big picture, focusing on what’s really important for our community. It also is in line with our history of sustainable, conservative financial management by looking at future implications of today’s decisions.”

The operating budget totals $1.1 billion. It includes an additional $7.2 million to cover election expenses and expand hours and locations for advance voting. It also unfreezes 25 police positions and restores staff at the animal shelter and in parks maintenance. There will be additions to a special victims unit in the District Attorney’s office, 30 new police officers, nine new firefighter/paramedics, 12 new part-time sheriff deputies, three new Juvenile Court positions and another magistrate judge.

The capital budget of $363 million funds design for a new state patrol building, a courthouse expansion, construction of a new medical examiner/morgue building, senior center renovations and body cameras for police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

Read more about the 2016 budget or click here to view the adopted 2016 budget resolution. You many also watch a video about the 2016 budget.


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.