Finance

The Finance Department handles all the financial activities for the City.

We are here to serve you. Please contact us with any requests for information, questions, or suggestions you may have at 541-523-6541, email, or visit us at:
City Hall
1655 1st Street
Baker City, OR 97814
 

2016/17

Approved Budget


 2016/2017 Adopted Budget

Activities


Here are some of the activities performed by our department:
  • Provide receptionist services for the City
  • Receipt, categorize, and deposit revenue (100-200 items daily)
  • Bill for City services are billed every 8 weeks
  • Pay the City's bills (200+ checks prepared monthly)
  • Pay the City's employees' salaries and pay the employee benefit providers according to 3 union contracts and policies for the non-represented
  • Provide debt service accounting for the City's outstanding Local Improvement Districts and outstanding HUD loans.
  • Provide grant accounting and reporting
  • Provide accounting and reporting on the city's 4 trust funds
  • Provide financial services for our business activities: ambulance, water, wastewater, cemetery, and building permits
  • Account for and allocate the city's internal services: equipment maintenance, and technical services
  • Budget for the next year and make modifications as needed to the current year's budget
  • Provide cost accounting for public works activities
  • Reconcile bank accounts and general ledger accounts
  • Invest cash set aside for future activities
  • Maintain a balanced general ledger that follows generally accepted accounting principles
  • Report on and analyze financial data
  • Prepare a comprehensive annual financial report

For additional information please view our staff information.