Responsibilities of the Department
The Finance Department is responsible for the following activities:
  • Recording all financial transactions of the City of Jackson
  • Developing and implementing accounting policies and procedures that safeguard the city's assets and provide timely and accurate information
  • Preparing monthly and annual financial statements and summaries
  • Preparing all external financial reports
  • Processing payrolls
  • Auditing and processing all claims for payment
  • Issuing and recording all miscellaneous accounts receivable
  • Assisting in the development and monitoring of the annual budget
  • Providing project accounting information for the Department of Public Works
  • Providing administrative services to members of the city's pension plans
Department Goal
The Finance Department's goal is to strive to improve the quality and timeliness of financial data generated, as well as the efficiency of the procedures required by the other departments necessary to generate such data.

Additional Information
If you have any questions regarding the responsibilities of the department, or would like further information, please call 517-788-4030.