Finance

Mission

To provide support and assistance to both internal and external customers by maintaining a financial reporting system that accurately reflects all operations in a timely manner consistent with generally accepted accounting principles and state and federal mandates.

Responsibilities

The Finance Department exercises general supervision over the fiscal affairs of the City and general accounting supervision over City property and assets.

Functions performed by Finance staff include payroll processing, accounts payable, purchasing, administration of the City's Purchasing Card program, accounting for fixed assets, City bank account reconciliation and preparation of monthly revenue and expense reports

The Finance Director serves as the City's Chief Financial Officer and coordinates the City's annual audit, serves a primary role in budget preparation and debt issuance, oversees internal audit functions, and maintains compliance with various local, State and Federal agencies.

Awards

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial ReportingThe City of Columbia has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the last 20 consecutive years.

A recipient of all three major GFOA awards, the City also received the following awards for the last year notified:

  • Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award