Allen Milburn, Berkeley County Finance Director, has been working in and around governmental accounting since 1993 and has amassed some 26 years in this field.
Allen graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1993 in which he went straight to work in Atlanta, Georgia, with the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts as a State Auditor. After five years there, he obtained successful completion of the Certified Public Accounting exam (CPA) and spent the next seven years working as Finance Director of Bryan County School District, outside of Savannah, Georgia. Subsequently, Charleston called him home, where he spent the next 11 years as the Budget Director for Charleston County Schools. Here, he learned to hone his budgeting and accounting skills by working on the annual General Operating budget of some $450 million dollars, as well as state, local and federal special revenue funds and grants that equated to another $72 million dollars. He also served as the lead contact for the annual, external audit.
Currently, Allen serves as the Finance Director for Berkeley County government. In this role, Allen and his team manages the day to day accounting, general ledger and accounts payable functions, as well as the annual budget development, which typically is a six-month long process. Other items falling under the Finance purview include the annual external audit, management of the One Cent Sales tax program, long-term debt service and a myriad of other areas that continue to make Berkeley County a success – especially experiencing the growth of late in the County.