Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Department is responsible for the entire financial, accounting, and human resources operations of the City, including the receipt, disbursement and deposit in the treasury of all city moneys, assistance in the preparation of the city budget, maintenance of all accounting procedures and records, and personnel administration.

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  1. Financial Services
  2. Accounting Services

The Financial Services Division is responsible for maintaining sound fiscal management for the City.

These activities include:

  • Ensure management and the City Council are informed of all matters materially affecting the financial health of the City.
  • Prepare year-end closing entries, balance and reconcile all funds and accounts, coordinate and communicate with the City’s independent auditors and prepare the annual financial reports for the City and the Five Cities Fire Authority.
  • Prepare and submit fiscal reports, including compliance audits of grant funds to state and federal agencies, in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provide financial analysis and fiscal information to departmental users, management and City Council, as needed.
  • Provide oversight of the City's investment portfolio.
  • Manage the City's annual budget process, including training and support for departments, analysis of department budget requests, and public presentation of the recommended budget.
  • Provide expertise to City Council and departments on economic and financial conditions and policy issues affecting the budget.

Please be advised that communications directed to the City, its legislative bodies and their members (i.e., City Council, Planning Commission) or City staff are public records, and are subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act and Brown Act unless exempt from disclosure under the applicable law.