In the spirit of excellence, integrity, and dedication, the Finance Department is committed to providing a timely, accurate, clear, and complete information in accordance with General Accepted Governmental Accounting Standards; to support other city departments, citizens, and the community at large; to develop, implement, and monitor fiscal policies and procedures that ensure a financially strong and effective city government; and to maintain a secure and reliable technological infrastructure.
The Finance Department is responsible for receiving all funds belonging to the City, paying all bills owed by the City when approved by the proper authority, depositing funds in a bank designated by City Council, making statements of financial conditions of the City as ordered by the City Manager, keeping account of all funds and accounts and report to the City Manager, and issuing all licenses and perform other duties as may be required by the City Manager and City Council (City Ordinance Section 1 to 4033).
As such, the City's Finance Department oversees a number of functions including:
- Accounts payable
- Accounts receivable
- Business license activity
- Central cashiering
- Information technology