Wayne Putnal
Finance Director
130 East 1st Street
Post Office Box 229
Tifton, Georgia 31793

The Finance Department's primary role is to advise the City Council and the City Manager on the financial status of the City. This department also manages the day-to-day fiscal transactions of the City government on behalf of the City Council and its citizens.

Other responsibilities of the Finance Department include:

  • Maintaining the City's financial records
  • Working with the City's external auditors as they audit the financial records of the City each year
  • Preparation and distribution of financial reports
  • Development of internal control measures
  • Development of the City's annual operating and capital budgets
  • Management of the annual operating and capital budgets throughout the year
  • Management of automated financial systems
  • Overview of the City's retirement plans
  • Timely and accurate payment of vendors including debt payments
  • Timely and accurate processing of payroll and payroll reports
  • Management of the insurance coverage for the City
  • Fixed asset management
  • Bank statement reconciliation
  • Investment of the City's excess cash

The City's fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

Office Location:
City Hall
130 First St. E, 3rd Floor
Tifton, GA 31794

Mailing Address:
 P O Box 229
Tifton, GA 31793-0229

See Financial Documents for copies of the City's various financial reports and documents.