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City Charter - Section 504

Sec. 504. Director of Finance; Powers and Duties.

There shall be a Finance Department headed by a Director of Finance, who shall have power and be required to:

(a) Have charge of the administration of the financial affairs of the City under the direction of the City Manager;

(b) Compile the budget expense and income estimates for the City Manager;

(c) Supervise and be responsible for the disbursement of all monies and have control over all expenditures to insure that budget appropriations are not exceeded; audit all purchase orders before issuance; audit and approve before payment all bills, invoices, payrolls, or demands against the City government and with the advice of the City Attorney, when necessary, determine the regularity, legality and correctness of such claims, demands or charges;

(d) Maintain a general accounting system for the City government and each of its offices, departments and agencies;

(e) Keep separate accounts for the items of appropriation contained in the City budget, each of which accounts shall show the amount of the appropriation, the amounts paid therefrom, the unpaid obligations against it and the unencumbered balance, require reports of the receipts and disbursements from each receiving and expending agency of the City government to be made daily or at such intervals as deemed expedient;

(f) Submit to the City Council through the City Manager a quarterly statement of all receipts and disbursements in sufficient detail to show the exact financial condition of the City; as of the end of each fiscal year and within one hundred and twenty days thereafter, submit to the City Council a summary statement of receipts and disbursements by departments and funds, including opening and closing fund balances in the treasury, and cause said statement to be published once in the official newspaper;

(g) Collect all taxes, assessments, license fees and other revenues of the City, or for whose collection the City is responsible, and receive all taxes or other money receivable by the City from the

(h) Have custody of all public funds belonging to or under the control of the City or any office, department or agency of the City government and deposit all funds in such depository as may be, as may be designated by resolution of the City Council, or if no such resolution be adopted, by the City Manager, and in compliance with all the provisions of the State Constitution and the laws of the State governing the handling, depositing and securing of public funds; and

(i) Supervise the keeping of current inventories of all
property of the City by all City departments, offices and agencies.

 

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