Finance and Accounting is responsible for a variety of financial functions
including maintenance of the general ledger for the many funds and account
groups of the City. This also includes monthly financial reporting to the
Mayor and Council, Water and Power Board, as well as other departments of
the City. The Department also prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial
Report for submission to the Utah State Auditor's office within six months
of the close of each fiscal year.
City Treasurer is responsible
for the collection, deposit, investment, and disbursement of all City funds.
The division is also responsible for all customer service functions in relation
to the utility services provided by the City as well as business licenses.
Such utility services include electricity, water, sewer, garbage, and irrigation
water. The division also bills and collects all billings for special assessment
Accounts Payable is responsible for preparation
of all City checks for products and services provided to the City by various
vendors. Once an invoice and purchase order are reconciled in the Purchasing
Division of the Administrative Services Department, it is forwarded to accounts
payable for payment. Travel advances/reconciliations and other type of billings
as approved by the various department heads are also paid by check by the
accounts payable clerks. Payroll is responsible for preparation of all reports,
checks, etc. as they relate to payment to all City employees for services
rendered. The clerk also works with financial institutions, etc. in responding
to employee verification and earning verifications.
Billing is responsible for preparation and mailing of all utility billings
of the City for the various services referred to above. The personnel are
also responsible for input of work orders as they relate to new services,
move in's and out's, address changes, etc. The personnel are also responsible
for the monthly closing of the billing system.
- Implement new technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness,
and provide better information in more timely manner.
- Provide continual financial updates; facilitate the understanding
of financial impacts; and improve the ability to plan long-term financial
- Assist the citizen-customer in understanding the financial functions
and practices of the City.
- Manage the City financial resources in a prudent manner in accordance
with Utah State law and City approved investment policy so as to maximize
earnings and maintain effective safety of the principal.
- Pay all City obligations in accordance with Utah State law and City
policy in a timely manner so as to assist our suppliers, vendors, and
employees in meeting their obligations.
- Provide accurate and timely utility billings to City citizen-customers
in a timely manner and as accurately as possible.
The Finance Department was created as a new department within the City of
St. George beginning February 1, 1998. Prior to this time, it had been a
division within the Administrative Services Department.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2007 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2006 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2005 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2004 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2003 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2002 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2001 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2000 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
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