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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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View the Budget and Grants Management page

View the Strategic Business Development page

View the Tax Assessors Division page

View the Treasury Division page

Latest Budget News

2016 budget proposal invests in big picture
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash presented a proposed $1.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 to the public and the Board of Commissioners during a briefing on November 17, 2015. After a public hearing takes place on December 7 and opportunity for public input through the end of the year, commissioners will finalize the budget during their first meeting in January.

Chairman Nash invited five county residents and business people to serve on a budget review committee. Two of the committee members graduated from the inaugural class of the Gwinnett Citizens Academy. After hearing presentations from elected officials and department directors in late August and early September, the group studied departmental business plans, budget needs, and revenue projections to make recommendations for the 2016 budget.

Read more about the 2016 budget proposal here.

Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 7, 2015, at 7:00pm in the GJAC auditorium. They invite either oral or written comments about the budget during the public hearing or through an online comment form through Thursday, December 31, 2015. The Board plans to adopt the 2016 budget on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Quick links for the proposed 2016 budget

Proposed 2016 budget resolution summary

Budget highlights presentation

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2015 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.