Accounting Financial is responsible for managing the City’s financial resources and operates under the umbrella of the City Clerk. Departmental responsibilities include cash flow and debt management, processing vendor payments and preparing financial reports. It is the department’s responsibility to assist City personnel in the preparation of budgets and to monitor actual revenue and expenses in regard to those budgets.
A description of the duties of the Financial Director Office:
- Depositing of city funds.
- Assigns purchase orders.
- Complies and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transaction.
- Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, capital, and prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position.
Accounts Payable & Receivable
- Check and approves all invoices for payment.
- Prepare invoices for the docket of claims.
- Prints all accounts payable reports and maintain all accounts payable files.
- Assist in monthly closing
- Invoices should be mailed or submitted to the City Clerk for payment.
- Answer vendors inquires and to settle accounts in a timely manner according to payments terms.
Municipal Appraisal for Ad Valorem Tax and Personal Property Tax are assessed by the Jackson County Tax Assessor. The City is responsible for tax mail outs, tax collections, city tax sales, and researching tax records.
- Municipal taxes can be paid with check and/or money order by mail or in person at City Hall.
- Ad Valorem Taxes are due by January 31th without late penalties being added.
- Each month thereafter a 1% penalty is added.
- Tax sale/auction is held the last Monday in August.