The finance department is responsible for safeguarding the financial assets and the financial resources of the City. The department works with all City departments as well as the City Council by providing the support needed for accounts payable, payroll, purchasing, billing and cash management. The department also ensures that the financial operations and transactions are in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local laws as well as generally accepted accounting principals. The finance department assists the City Manager and the City Council with the development of the annual operating budget.