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Finance

The Finance Department works in conjunction with City Management to ensure the financial integrity of the City’s operations.  Its responsibilities include budget preparation and monitoring, general accounting and financial reporting, grants administration, payroll, accounts payable and procurement, debt administration and risk management.

Services:

  • Budget Preparation -  The Finance Department works closely with the City Manager and staff in the development of the City’s annual budget and capital improvement plan.  The process normally begins in December and concludes with final adoption of the budget by City Council in June. The department monitors the budget and reports on budget performance on a regular basis.   

  • General Accounting & Financial Reporting – The Finance Department is responsible for ensuring accuracy and dependability in all financial transactions and reports. This service processes, reviews, and approves financial transactions, prepares internal and external financial reporting including regular financial reports on the City’s financial position to City Council and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), disseminates financial information to city departments and other users. The department serves as the fiscal agent of a number of area organizations.

  • Grants Administration – The Finance Department is responsible for working with all departments and related agencies in administering and accounting for all grant-related activities.

  • Payroll – The Finance Department is responsible for payroll administration tasks including payroll to City employees and payroll reporting to state and federal agencies.

  • Purchasing & Accounts Payable – The Finance Director serves as the purchasing agent for the City and is responsible for the procurement of goods and services for most city departments, maintenance of fixed assets inventory, and solicitation of bids and requests for proposals.  The Finance Department is also responsible for the record keeping of the disposition of city owned property that is declared surplus.  The department processes all invoices for payment to vendors.

  • Debt Administration – The Finance Director works closely with the City Manager, Bond Counsel and the City’s Financial Advisor through monitoring of the City’s debt, issuance of general obligation and revenue bonds, securing of other financing as needed for city projects and ensuring that continuing disclosure requirements are met.

  • Risk Management – The Finance Department is responsible for determining the City’s exposure and validity of liability claims received and the coordination of automobile, general liability and worker’s compensation claims through applicable insurance providers.