The Finance Departments primary responsibility is to ascertain that the City’s financing and accounting operations are properly and adequately maintained in order to provide the City Manager and ultimately, the City Council with accurate and timely financial information to make prudent and intelligent financial decisions. The department is responsible for the financial reporting system. This includes: utility billing and collection operations; accounts payable operations; payroll operations; maintenance of the general ledger system; and the financial reporting system. The department also assists the City Manager in developing the Annual City Budget and is responsible for maintaining and accounting for changes in the approved budget. The department ascertains that all state and federal reporting requirements are met. In addition, the department has the responsibility for City Hall office management of assigned department employees and building operations. The Finance Director reports directly to the City Manager.