The City has a Finance Department, is the responsibility of the city’s Accountant, appointed by the City Administrator.  The Accountant is in charge of the administration of the financial affairs of the City, with specific responsibility for assessing, collecting and authorizing the disbursement of all City money, for preparing and administering the annual City Budget, and for accounting of all financial transactions. Within the Finance Department are assessment, collections, information technology, purchasing, treasury, and accounting divisions.  In a spirit of excellence, integrity, dedication, and transparency the Finance Department is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear and complete information and support to other city departments, citizens, and the community at large.