Per the Home Rule Charter, "the Department of Finance shall be responsible for the administration of activities pertaining to the expenditure, accounting, investment, custody and control of municipal funds and assets under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer." The Finance Department is responsible for overseeing financial statements, balance sheets, invoices, tax collection, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Finance supports the various Township Departments by providing pertinent financial and managerial information in an accurate and timely manner while ensuring proper adherence to laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures. Finance provides current financial reports and revenue estimates for budgeting purposes to the Mayor and CAO, as well as monitors all financial data for accuracy and budget analysis on a daily basis.
The Finance Department establishes and maintains a general accounting system for the municipal government and each of its departments. In doing so, it is responsible for the disbursement of all monies and controls all expenditures to ensure that budget appropriations are not exceeded.
Finance is designated to be the tax collector and collect all taxes levied by the Township, including Real Estate, Mercantile, Business Privilege, and Local Service taxes as well as Sewer and Rubbish fees.