Financial Services

The Financial Services activity is directly responsible for all financial records, payroll, accounts payable, annual audit completion, bond sale activity, and benefit plan activities.

Financial Services develops and maintains tracking systems for funds, projects, grants, capital assets and other financial needs. This office prepares required work papers, schedules and financial statements to complete the annual external audit and the award winning Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), as well as compliance reports for state and federal grant agencies.

Mission
To provide competent and comprehensive financial services to the City and its residents.

Payroll
Payroll processing and record keeping for all City employees is executed in Financial Services. This processing includes data input and coordination of insurance benefits, withholding and reporting of income taxes, maintenance of records and payment of all other deductions. Payroll processing and record keeping functions are performed for 12 bargaining units and 2 employee groups, all with unique benefits.

Accounts Payable
Financial Services processes all accounts payable including data entry, reconciliation, and filing of vendor invoices. Related bill listings are generated for approval at each regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

Projects & Grants
Project and grant cost records are maintained by Financial Services. Unlike most financial reporting, which occurs within a fiscal year framework, specific project ledgers are kept for the duration of road, water and sewer, capital projects and grant programs ensuring that the City fulfills bond and grant covenants.

Did You Know...
that Financial Services maintains the City's accounting system, which is comprised of almost 3,000 active accounts and 27 different funds?