Plans, directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the administration and operations of the Finance Department. Plans, evaluates and directs departmental policies, programs and operations related to the financial and budgetary activities of the City government. Directs the financial operations of the City by an established central accounting system within commonly accepted governmental accounting principles. Prepares financial statements and cost reports at regular intervals. Directs the annual audit of the City’s finances, both internal and external. Prepares, oversees and directs the City’s annual central, operating, capital, enterprise, and other essential budgets with regular monitoring and proactive adjustment to ensure compliance with budget line items. Directs the collection activity and custody of public funds. Oversees the investment of City funds and the payment of bond obligations.