Finance & Budget Department
The Finance Department is responsible for the fiscal management, processing, and maintenance of all accounting transactions for the city. These responsibilities include accounting policies and procedures, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash receipts, utility billing, the annual budget, annual audit, annual financial statements, bonding, investment programs, insurance, capital expenditures and fixed assets.
The department is responsible for the billing of water, sewer and refuse collection services to approximately 6000 customers monthly. This also includes opening new accounts, the notification of delinquent accounts, final billings, handling of customer problems and complaints, and monthly reporting of financial and statistical information.
The department processes accounts payable claims for all departments, all cash receipts, accounts receivable, journal entries and provides monthly and annual reports of financial transactions to all department heads. This department is also responsible for a bi-weekly payroll for approximately 100 employees, including all quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
The department is also responsible for the city's investment portfolio, the coordination and completion of the annual budget, the coordination of the annual audit, the coordination and administration of the city's insurance programs and the issuance and sale of municipal bonds in conjunction with the city's financial consultants.
The Management Information System (MIS) division provides the analysis, research, implementation and ongoing upgrading and maintenance of the city's computer systems.