The Murfreesboro Metropolis Council has chosen Jennifer Brown, who has served as assistant finance director, as the brand new Metropolis Recorder/Treasurer. On this appointed place, Brown will function the Finance Director, changing Melissa Wright who’s retiring efficient July 13, 2021, after almost 30 years with the Metropolis.
The Metropolis Human Assets Division, on the path of Council February 25, 2021, performed a nationwide search using Bakertilly to supply 5 candidates for evaluate, together with Brown.
“I’m more than happy the Council selected Jennifer as my substitute,” stated retiring Metropolis Recorder/Treasurer/Finance Director Melissa Wright. “She was my advice for the place. She could be very proficient, and has a fantastic work historical past, making her a well-rounded candidate and I do know she might be an asset to the Metropolis.”
Brown has served as assistant finance director since March 2019. Throughout that point, she has helped spearhead audit preparations, accounting software program upgrades, and carried out extra environment friendly processes. A Licensed Public Accountant, Brown beforehand labored for the State of Tennessee from October 2016 to March 2019 as a Division Controller within the Division of Schooling. Brown has additionally served as a Accounting Supervisor with The Spaceship Firm, LLC/Virgin Galactic, LLC, Audit Supervisor for Burkey, Cox, Evans, and Bradford Accountancy Company and Senior Audit Affiliate for KPMG. Brown earned a grasp’s diploma in accounting from the College of Alabama in 2005.
The Metropolis Council voted June 3, 2021, to nominate Brown as the brand new finance director pending finalization of an worker contract with phrases to be accredited by Council in June.
The Metropolis Finance Division has demonstrated a historical past of upholding the very best requirements in monetary accounting. For 22 consecutive years the Authorities Finance Officers Affiliation (GFOA) has awarded the Metropolis of Murfreesboro with the Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Monetary Reporting. The Certificates of Achievement is the very best type of recognition in governmental accounting and monetary reporting.
The Metropolis additionally participates within the GFOA’s Distinguished Funds Presentation Awards program which is the one nationwide program in governmental budgeting. The Metropolis has obtained the funds presentation award for 9 conservative years.