The mission of the Finance Department is to Serve as the City’s chief financial advisor and sustain financial stability to provide funding for all City services, and safeguard the City’s assets.
The Finance Department has 15 full-time employees.In fiscal year 2015-2016, the Fiscal Services Manager position was reclassified to Finance Manager.The Accounting Manager was eliminated and replaced by a full-time and a part-time Accountant position during the adoption of the fiscal year 2016-2017 budget.Finance has four divisions with distinct functions as follows:
Administration:Provide overall direction of the department’s multi-operations; advise the elected officials and management on fiscal matters; oversee the City’s risk-management program; manage the contract for Crossing Guards.
Accounting Services:Develop and provide accurate and timely financial report, including producing the Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR); coordinate the annual financial audits including other audits required by Federal, State, and County governments;process accounts payable; reconcile bank statements; process journal entries; prepare the Annual State Controller’s and the Annual Gas Tax reports; issue 1099 reports; issue periodic revenue and expenditure reports; process cash receipts; provide procurement services for goods and services needed by all departments.
Business Services:Collect all City revenues; administer the business licensing function; conduct transient occupancy tax (TOT) audits; collaborate with the State Board of Equalization (SBOE) to ensure sellers’ permits are properly allocated to the City for sales tax purposes; coordinate with the City’s consultants on property tax and sales tax revenues; develop revenue projections during the annual budget process; manage the water-billing and collection functions.
Fiscal Services:Coordinate the annual budget process including producing the preliminary and adopted budget documents; process the bi-weekly payroll; issue W-2’s; provide assistance to Human Resources in labor negotiations and other payroll-related issues