Finance Department

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About the Department

The Chief Financial Officer has responsibility for the Finance Department which includes the following areas: Financial Administration, Tax Collection, and Water Utility billing. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The Finance Department functions under the CFO who must:

  • Manage an automated payroll system and prepare all necessary state and federal reports.
  • Maintain a computerized budget and appropriations control system that meets all state and legal requirements.
  • Maintain a general ledger record for all municipal, utility, capital and trust funds.
  • Prepare and manage the accounts payable functions.
  • Maintain all the relationships with the Town's commercial banks and execute all banking transactions.
  • Manage all cash investments to maximize the amount of interest earned on the Town's funds.
  • Issue the approved Town Notes and Bonds to the Town's capital projects.
  • Prepare Municipal Budget, Annual Financial Statements, and the Budget In Brief documents with the Administrator.
  • Maintain, analyze, and control the various Town Trust Funds.
  • Collect all property taxes and follow up on delinquencies. Conduct the sales of tax liens on properties.
  • Prepare all water and electric bills and provide the required customer service.
  • Maintain an accounts receivable system for both utilities.
  • Manage and analyze the financial performance of both the water utility.  Recommend any rate increases or decreases whenever appropriate.
  • Manage the Town's insurance coverage for liability, property, and automobile damage, and medical and dental benefits.
  • Prepare and manage the Town's 6-Year Capital Plan. This Plan identifies the annual spending and funding sources for road and sewer reconstruction, public works’ equipment, fire and police equipment, building maintenance, parking lots, parks / fields, and all other capital projects.