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    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, has received certification as a Certified Financial Officer Level II from the University of Georgia, and earned the designation as a Certified Public Finance Officer from the Government Finance Officers Association.

    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 2018 budget focused on safety, quality of life

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners adopted a $1.67 billion budget for 2018 at their regular meeting on Tuesday. The final budget is up about seven percent over last year, primarily due to transfers for capital improvements and increased costs for salaries and benefits. The operating budget is set at $1.28 billion with another $390 million for capital improvements, including projects funded by SPLOST.

2018 Budget At-a-Glance

Adopted 2018 budget resolution summary
Budget highlights presentation
Video: Proposed 2018 Gwinnett County Budget

“We will maintain core county services such as the jail, courts, police and fire protection, roads, transit and water, while adding a few new initiatives that reflect priorities the Board set last spring,” Nash said. “It continues our tradition of conservative budgeting based on multi-year planning, maintains adequate reserves, uses pay-as-you-go financing for capital improvements and also sets aside money for future obligations.”

Seven resident volunteers served on the budget review committee. They listened to budget requests from department directors and elected officials, studied business plans, budget needs and revenue projections, and made recommendations to Nash for the 2018 budget.

The 2018 budget and supporting documents and videos are available online at www.gwinnettcounty.com.

Read more about the 2018 budget or view the adopted 2018 budget resolution summary.


2018 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.