Rutherfordton welcomes Jessie Parris as finance director

RUTHERFORDTON — The Town of Rutherfordton is excited to announce that Jessie Parris has been selected to serve as the Town’s Finance Director. As Director, Parris will manage the financial activities of the Town, which includes accounting, payroll, budget preparation, performance management , debt management, purchasing, billing/collections and investment and cash management activities.

Parris was selected by in an interview panel comprised of two local finance directors, Town Manager Doug Barrick & Councilwoman Christy Bare. In her past role she worked with Deloitte & Touche, as an auditor for both public and private companies.

“We are elated to have Jessie join our Team with the Town, she is high energy and brings both solid financial knowledge & is forward thinking, I am looking forward to what she brings to our team” said Doug Barrick Town Manager.

Councilwoman Christy Bare added “We are so pleased to welcome Jessie’s enthusiasm, passion, and expertise to our team.

Parris holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Masters of Accountancy from Wake Forest University. She has passed the requirements to become a NC Certified Public Accountant & is currently awaiting acceptance of her license by the N.C. State Board of CPA Examiners. She resides in Hickory, NC . with her husband, Trevor , and their 11 month-old daughter, Adeline.

“I would like to thank the Town for their warm welcome and encouragement thus far, and I am eager to begin my service as the Finance Director and all the opportunities that will follow,” said Jessie Parris.

Jessie officially began her duties on Monday December 4th.