About the Finance Department
The mission of the Finance Department is to maintain the Town's overall financial stability through sound financial planning and management. We are committed to the highest standards of accountability, accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism in providing financial services that not only meet but exceed the expectations of those we serve.
The Finance Department is entrusted with financial planning along with continually reviewing present and future operations and capital improvement programs of Town government in order to provide timely and accurate information on which decisions can be made and which services provided. The Finance Department also prepares official statements for bond and note issues.
- Budget - Develop a budget for the executive and legislative branches of government which provides them a format that will be concise, informative and adaptable to decision making.
- Treasury Management - Receive, record, deposit, and report on a timely basis all monies collected by the Town and achieve the maximum investment of temporarily idle funds.
- Accounting - Ensure that all items recorded in the financial records of the Town are legal, properly classified and accurate; and that all financial reports are timely, meaningful, and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
- Internal Auditing - Provide safeguards and information to Town Officers, Department Heads, Boards, Commissions, etc., to properly carry out their responsibilities for Town property and funds. Ensure that adequate records of all financial transactions are maintained, audit all money received by the Town, and perform performance audits as needed.
The Finance Department reports to the Chief Fiscal Officer. The Purchasing Department, Tax Assessor and Tax Collector also report to the Chief Fiscal Officer.