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Finance Services

Finance Representative

Public

Service
Description
Business and Occupation Taxes Administer business and occupation tax filing and available credits.
Business Registration Administer City business licensing and maintain record of businesses registered in Bellingham.
City Budget Prepare, administer, and monitor the City budget.
City Clerk Services Record City Council meeting minutes; custodian of City records including contracts, ordinances and resolutions. Facilitate communication and information sharing between the City and its citizens.
Financial Reporting Prepare financial reports, including monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the City Council; Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the State of Washington; grant-related reports for State and Federal agencies; other State and Federally required reports.
LID Billing and Monitoring Maintain appropriate records for Local Improvement Districts within the City limits.
Starting a New Business Guide to starting a business in Bellingham, including registration and taxes.
Utility Billing Paying utility bills, autopay, low-income / senior / disabled discounts, adjustments to water and wastewater / sewer bills, temporary discontinuance of service.

Internal Only

Service
Description
Accounting Provide accounting services to all City departments.
Accounts Payable Pay invoices for all City departments.
Audit Services Facilitate annual external audit processes performed by the Washington State Auditor’s Office. Provide internal audit and review services to all City departments.
Treasury Services Invest City funds; provide debt management oversight; coordinate City banks and collection efforts.
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