City of Bristol, Tennessee Brings Changes to Finance Department | WJHL

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BRISTOL, Tennessee (WJHL) – The City of Bristol, Tennessee, has announced changes in the structure and staffing of the city’s finance department.

According to a statement from the city, Hollie Verran, a certified public accountant with more than 14 years of experience with the city, has been appointed as the new chief financial officer. Her new job will require that she direct, plan and oversee the city’s financial management.

Verran joined the city in 2007 where she worked as a financial analyst and financial services supervisor after earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from East Tennessee State University.

The changes also include the promotion of Terra Lawson to Head of Finance and Customer Service and Christa Graybeal Byrd to Head of Accounting and Budget.

Lawson previously worked as a director of customer service and is a certified municipal finance officer. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of the University of Virginia at Wise. According to the statement, his new role will require him to oversee customer service and financial services for property taxes, fines and court fees, accounts payable, as well as health and other related funds.

Byrd holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting as well as a Masters of Business Administration from ETSU. Byrd is also a Chartered Public Accountant with seven years of experience in municipal finance. The statement said her new job will require her to oversee the city’s budget process and general funds, grants and transportation. His work will begin on October 29.

The city’s finance department has many important responsibilities including, but not limited to, overseeing budgeting, financial reporting, property taxes and more.

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