The Finance Department utilizes an innovative approach to managing the financial affairs of the City professionally and responsibly. Finance is responsible for providing timely information to the City Manager on issues affecting the current and future financial affairs of the City. In addition, the department provides related support services to other City departments.

Finance is also responsible for administering and monitoring the City's annual operating and capital budget in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The City operates on a fiscal year which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30.

The Finance Department consists of five primary areas: