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Finance Department

Austell Finance Department is integral to all aspects of the administration of the City. Working with the Mayor, City Council, and Department Directors, the Finance Director prepares an annual budget, interacts with the auditors, and is responsible for the general overview of the funds for the City.

Annual property tax notices, including the stormwater utility, and monthly utility water bills are generated by the Finance Department. Payments for taxes and/or water bills may be presented in person or mailed to 2716 Broad Street, SW in downtown Austell.

The Finance Department operates in accordance with the Uniform Chart of Accounts as directed by the State of Georgia.

The City has an important responsibility to its citizens to carefully account for public funds, prudently manage municipal finances, and to plan for the adequate funding of services desired by the public.

The Finance department is responsible for the administration of all financial activities of the city. The Finance department collects, projects, acquires and controls the city’s financial resources in a way that promotes stability and integrity.

Utility and Property Taxes

The Finance department provides financial management for the Water and Sewer, Stormwater, and Property tax divisions through billing, collecting and rate setting for over 3000 customers.

Accounts Payable and Payroll

The Finance department provides payroll services to over 100 City employees and manages all disbursement activities to its vendors.

Accounting & Operations

The Finance department administers cash management and investment programs, administers financial accounting of grants and contracts to assure financial compliance and finally prepares and tracks the revenue and expenditure budgets for the 12 funds of the City. The department also evaluates and prescribes internal controls for the safeguarding of the city assets and maintains fund accounting systems according to generally-accepted accounting principles.

Denise Soesbee


Denise Lowe

Rachel Yarbrough

Assistant Director

Rachel Yarbrough

Contact Us

Finance Department
City Hall
5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd Suite 300
Austell, Georgia 30106

Office: (770) 944-4300