DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
About the Finance Department
GENERAL INFORMATION AND MISSION STATEMENT
Hank Solowiej, Finance Director
The Finance Department is responsible for recording all receipts and disbursements, all assets and liabilities and accounting for taxes and assessments. The Finance Department assists the City Commissioners and department heads in the preparation of the annual budget and in all financial related matters. All purchase orders and contracts are reviewed and approved by the Finance Department. The Finance Department is also responsible for the investing, managing and safekeeping of the City’s monies.
The Finance Department collects all monies for the City and makes all necessary disbursements on the City’s behalf. Besides accounts receivable and accounts payable, the department prepares payroll, records water and sewer billings, and oversees the capital assets system.
The Finance Department strives to provide the delivery of services and information to both employees and citizens in an orderly, efficient manner.
Currently, the City has an “Aa3” rating from Moody’s Investors Service.
The City prepares a Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR) and has received 14 Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The mission statement of the Finance Department is to maintain the financial integrity of the City and provide quality service to the citizens of the City and to our associates.
We will achieve this through cooperation and communication, continuous improvement of services and innovation.