The Finance Department staff handles utility billing and collection, audit, general cashiering functions, payroll, and accounts payable. The department also maintains the city's accounting system and is responsible for making policy recommendations to the city administrator and council to preserve the financial health of the city. 

The department is responsible for providing accurate, relevant, and timely reports to council and citizens regarding the financial status by furnishing budget and financial planning reports and maintaining federal and state aid, grant, loan and entitlement accounting reports, and other financial statements.