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"To safeguard the assets of the City, maintain regulatory compliance, promote long-term fiscal and technology strategic planning, provide exceptional customer service with timely, relevant and accessible information sharing"

Finance is responsible for a broad range of core financial duties, operational and capital budgeting, long-term forecasting and planning, fiscal policy development, banking and investments support, financial system administration; maintaining internal controls; compliance with regulatory reporting, annual audits, State Controller’s filings, Gas Tax reporting,  state and federal grant tracking as well as numerous other county, state and federal government fiscal requirements. The department also handles general tax filings and debt administration and guides the City's Information Technology initiatives.

Core duties include: collection and recording of all revenue, posting expenditures to accounting records, preparation of interim financial reports to the City Council and staff; bank monitoring, reconciliation and treasury reporting; business licensing, animal licenses; preparing payroll; biweekly processing of all obligations and invoices for payment (see AP calendar) for review and approval by City administration and City Council; ensuring payment and filing of demands and compliance with City purchasing procedures; preparing and distributing monthly financial management reports to staff;  and reviewing staff report fiscal impacts.