Director of Finance

The Director of Finance for the City of Tallmadge is Mollie Gilbride, whose term began January 1, 2016.


Ms. Gilbride began her career in public service at the Office of the Auditor of the state of Ohio in 2000 where she audited the financial records of various government agencies throughout the state of Ohio. Next, Ms. Gilbride served as the city of Tallmadge's Assistant Director of Finance from 2007 until taking over as Director of Finance.

Education & Certifications

Ms. Gilbride attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She completed her Masters of Science in Accountancy at the University of Akron. Ms. Gilbride also is a Certified Public Finance Officer.

Director Selection & Qualifications

The Director of Finance is elected to a four year term, as established by the Charter of the City of Tallmadge. The Director must be a qualified elector and shall possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree and three years experience in public accounting or finance.


The Director of Finance has the responsibility for all fiscal matters of the City, including but not limited to all appropriations matters, purchasing functions, approving all expenditures, certifying the availability of funds and maintaining fixed asset records and reporting them in accordance with state guidelines. 

The Director of Finance is also responsible for:
  • Collection and administration of the city's income tax
  • Compliance with state and federal financial reporting guidelines
  • Debt administration
  • Financial reporting in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Internal controls
  • Investments
  • Payroll processing and reporting

Finance Director Mollie Gilbride