Department Mission - The Financial Services Department provides timely, trustworthy, accurate, clear and complete financial information to the public, City departments, City Manager, the City Council and other internal and external customers and manages the City’s fiscal, financial, risk management, information technology functions and responsibilities of the City.
The Financial Services Department provides revenue management, general accounting, budget administration, financial reporting, debt management risk management and information and technology services. Its role is to safeguard the City’s assets, assure timely payments to vendors and employees, administer internal financial controls, prepare accurate and timely municipal service bills, provide information services and complete the preparation of City’s annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFRA) and coordinate the annual audit by the City’s independent certified public accountants.
The Financial Services Department develops and maintains financial records and reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and in compliance with State and Federal Laws. Its staff perform various accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger and other general accounting functions. It protects City personnel and property by managing risk through safety programs, training and purchase of insurance.
The Financial Services Department serves as the City’s central cashier, invests the City’s idle cash, oversees the collection of business license fees and issues business licenses and provides high quality customer service to residents and patrons.
The Financial Services Department is responsible for all telephone, information systems and deployment of technology in all City departments. Telephone services include traditional phone service, cellular service pay phones, long-distance service, and voice mail.
The department through a contract with a private contractor provides information and technology services to all City departments including server, desktop, network, Internet and software application support.