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The finance and information technology (IT) administration program plans, organizes, leads, and monitors the activities of the three finance and IT programs: accounting, revenue management, and information technology.

Program Goals

  • Developing and implementing efficient and effective financial policies, plans, and reporting systems that help the operating departments achieve their objectives and ensure the City’s long-term fiscal health.
  • Protecting the City’s assets from unauthorized use.
  • Effectively using the City’s information technology resources in improving productivity, customer service, and public access to City information.
  • Providing quality service to all of the department’s customersboth external and internal to the organization.

Program Activities

  • Fiscal policy advice and guidance. Developing innovative and cost-effective ways of financing City services and facilities; preparing and implementing policies and plans for effectively managing the City’s financial resources and preserving its long-term financial health; advising the Council and City Manager on fiscal matters; coordinating the preparation of the City’s two-year financial plan and budget; and reviewing Council agenda reports and other policy documents for fiscal impacts.
  • Information technology policy advice and guidance. Developing policies and plans for the effective use of information technology resources in improving organizational productivity, customer service, and public access to City information; and advising the Council and City Manager on information technology matters.
  • Department leadership. Developing an organization that effectively builds and uses the skills and talents of each team member in achieving departmental goals and objectives; communicating City values, missions, and goals to all team members and assuring that they guide actions and behaviors; developing departmental and employee work programs and monitoring performance; coordinating activities that cross program lines; maintaining a positive employee relations environment and achieving a high level of employee morale; and representing department programs before the public, community groups, Council, staff, and other public agencies.
  • Department administration. Coordinating department training activities; preparing and administering department budgets; administering department personnel, payroll, and purchasing activities; maintaining department records; and providing clerical support for department program areas.

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