Employees of this department are responsible for the overall fiscal activities and daily financial operations of the City government.
This involves maintenance of accounting records including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, budgetary control, cash and debt management, purchase requisitions, and utility billing.
Personnel are also responsible for financial reporting and tax assessment (but not property appraisal or property tax collection which are duties of the Lamar County Appraisal District).
Some personnel functions including job applications, employee benefits, and worker’s compensation insurance are performed within this department.
The City, through the efforts of the this division, has received the highly coveted Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the past 22 years from the Government Finance Officers Association.