Chief Financial Officer Ronnie C. Collier, Sr., CPA brings a wealth of experience in the accounting profession, having worked in all aspects of public and private accounting as well as internal auditing. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia, as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has also worked as a part-time adjunct accounting professor at Miami Dade Community College, Mercer University and Fort Valley State University.
Before joining the Bibb County School District, Mr. Collier worked with the Knight-Ridder Newspaper Corp. in Miami, Fla. and Macon, Ga. For the past 21 years, he has served as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing the Accounting and Procurement Departments. He manages the District's finances which includes a $300 million annual budget, approximately 24,000 students and approximately 3,400 full time employees.
Under Mr. Collier's leadership, the school district has been awarded the coveted Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the past 18 years for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
Mr. Collier received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Xavier University in New Orleans, La., where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Tulane University, also in New Orleans.
Mr. Collier is an active member of his church, St. Paul AME, where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee for over 20 years. He has volunteered and served with several local organizations including the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Adopt-A-Role Model program, the Optimist Club, United Way of Central Georgia, The Salvation Army Advisory Board and the River Edge Foundation Board. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Association of School Business Officials and the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association.
Mr. Collier and his wife, Karen (also a Certified Public Accountant), are the proud parents of two sons and two daughters who are all graduates of Bibb County Schools.