The role of the Finance Department is to present sound financial information to the City Council, Mayor, Management, and to the citizens of Othello. This information will help Council make informed decisions to improve the quality of the City, making it a more desirable community in which to live. This improvement is afforded through the combined efforts of the Public Works, Police, City Clerk, Building & Planning, IT, and Recreation Departments. The Finance Department works to pool our efforts to promote the efficient and effective use of public resources within these departments and for the City as a whole.
Specifically, the Finance Department is responsible for:
- Annual budget
- Financial records
- Annual financial report
- Utility Billing
- Accounts Payable
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