The Department of Finance is responsible for the overall financial management of the City. The department administers the City-wide operating budget and plays a key role in every financial transaction. Services provided by the department include fiscal oversight, accounting, analysis, debt management, investments, purchasing, result-based budgeting, risk management, cash handling, payroll, billing, collections, and municipal services. The department operates under the direction of Matt Hawkesworth, Director of Finance
The Finance Department strives to be the standard of excellence in the development and implementation of innovative programs and processes while providing world-class customer service with a professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and respectful department staff.
“To develop fiscal policies that ensure a financially strong and effective city government. To implement financial policies and procedures that are consistently monitored and reviewed to maintain the financial integrity of the City and its related agencies. To be responsible for the overall financial management of the City, the Finance Department ensures that generally accepted accounting standards are followed and appropriate internal controls are in place to safeguard City assets. The Finance Department also provides and maintains a secure and reliable technological infrastructure.”
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