The Finance Department's general purpose is to direct, administer, and supervise fiscal affairs, accounting, and financial records. Directing budget and financial statement preparation also falls under the Finance Department's general duties and responsibilities as well as managing debt and investment portfolios under the direction of the city manager.
Detailed essential duties and responsibilities include directing the city's annual operating budget preparation. This is done by monitoring expenses and revenues and directing fund transfers. More duties and responsibilities include preparing the annual tax levy.