Finance Department 

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.


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.

GFOA Award

The 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.



700 North Garden Street
Columbia TN 38401

Thad Jablonski, Assistant City Manager/Finance Director

Thad H. Jablonski
Assistant City Manager/Finance Director

Steve Carden
Assistant Finance Director

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