To optimally manage the city's finances through its accounting, purchasing and billing functions in order to ensure the proper safeguarding and preservation of city assets. The Finance Department assists the City Manager with developing and compiling the city's annual operating budget and is also responsible for compiling the city's financial statements.

The Finance Department accomplishes this mission by ensuring all the financial operations and transactions of the city which includes accounts payable, payroll, cash management, grant administration, internal audit, purchasing, utility system billings and collections are adequately managed and accounted for in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements and other legally mandated standards as required by Federal, State and city laws.