The Finance Department is responsible for maintaining the financial records of the city. Primary functions include overseeing the annual audit and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, preparation of the annual budget, and ongoing monitoring for budget compliance throughout the year.

Payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting, cash management and investment activity, debt management, and purchasing are also handled by the department.

The Finance Department oversees the utility billing and municipal court departments along with overseeing the business license and transient lodging tax programs.