The Finance Department is responsible for the professional functions related to the various aspects of financial management including the management of the City's cash and investments, disbursements of City checks, administration of City debt, collection and recording of City receipts and banking relations. The Department is responsible for providing timely information to the City Manager on issues affecting the current and future financial affairs of the City. In addition, the department provides related support services to other City departments.
The Finance Department assists in the preparation and administration of the Annual Operating Budget and the five-year Capital Improvement Plan.
The Finance Department is also responsible for the biweekly processing of payroll and related reporting requirements for all regular and part-time employees.
The overall operation and management of the automated billing/customer information system, purchasing, grants, risk management and customer services are all additional functions of the Finance Department. These functions include the provision of services via telephone as well as walk-ins for initiation or termination of utility services and deposit establishment. Although the City does not have a provision for assisting customers with payment of utility bills, staff does attempt to refer customers in need of assistance to the various local agencies that can provide the needed help.
The City operates on a fiscal year which runs from October 1 through September 30.
The Finance Focus was developed to communicate financial information on a quarterly basis. We plan on sharing budget performance information, upcoming activities and ongoing activities within the Finance Department. We hope you find this new communication tool informative and welcome your feedback.
Customer Service Division
The Customer Service Division's responsibilities are as follows:
- Handling service requests.
- Working on cut-off lists.
- Handling customer complaints.
- Establishing new utility accounts
- Increasing or decreasing current commercial deposits as needed.
- Billing consumers.
- Balancing daily transactions.
To Contact Customer Service Please Call (386) 437-7500
The Customer Service Division also handles all city rental facility reservations.
How do I sell to City of Bunnell government?
All City bids are placed on the City's website, and DemandStar. Vendors can register with DemandStar.com at www.demandstar.com.
All vendors with the City must complete a W-9 and Certificate of Insurance and submit to Finance for approval. Finance will review the vendor’s information to determine their registration status with the state, and approve the vendor for entry into the City's financial system.