The Finance Department is responsible for managing the financial operations of the City in accordance with the state law, the City Charter, applicable ordinances and policies of the governing body, reporting directly to the City Manager.
Functional responsibilities include accounting, financial reporting, cash management, budgeting, debt management and investments. The accounting function includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital assets and general accounting.
Applicable portions of the CAFR are audited by a firm of independent certified public accountants. The CAFR is also submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) each year under its Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting. The City has received this award for over ten years.