The department’s mission is to optimally manage the City’s financial resources and provide strategic decision support services to the City’s management.
The department produces the City’s financial reports, oversees the accounting and procurement functions, administers the treasury functions, assists the City Manager’s Office with the development of the City’s annual budget, and supports departments with the evaluation of their services.
The department goals are to participate in the development of sound fiscal policies, to provide sound fiscal management for the City, maintain a high credit bond rating, and provide for the management and investment of the available funds consistent with criteria of safety, liquidity, and rate of return.
The Finance Division is responsible for the day-to-day operations for cash management, banking, and investment functions. Finance also monitors the operating budget for all the City’s funds and departments, and is responsible for the financial administration of grants. The division prepares, and updates financial policies and procedures and assists City Management by providing support through special reports, financial forecast, and other financial information.
The Accounting Division collects, records, and summarizes daily transactions. Also, prepares periodic reports summarizing financial activities for the City Management, City Council, and departments. The division implements and maintains sound financial accounting procedures, and ensures that transactions are recorded, and reports are issued in compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The division is also responsible for generating payments to vendors, accounts receivable and payroll processing.
The Purchasing Division assists departments in obtaining informal and formal bid and quotations for the procurement of materials, supplies, and services, based upon availability, quality and price. The procurement process includes preparing bid specifications, tabulation, and conducting bids proceedings. The division, also, arranges the sale of City surplus materials, supplies, and equipment in compliance with State Law and City Charter.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Fiscal Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Finance and Accounting
Purchasing & Accounts Payable