The Finance Department is responsible for the accurate and timely recording of all financial transaction of the City and safeguarding the City's assets. Pursuant to the Hiawatha City Code Chapter 7 and Chapter 19, the Finance Director is the accounting officer and treasurer of the City and is responsible for all financial aspects of the City including:

  • Preparing and monitoring the annual budget
  • Preparing and monitoring the 5 year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Providing financial information to the City Administrator, the Mayor, the City Council, City Departments and Citizens
  • Developing and ensuring compliance of internal fiscal control policies and procedures
  • Preparing monthly finance reports
  • Preparing and filing State and Federal financial reports
  • Monitoring all receipts and disbursements of the city
  • Processing Accounts Payable
  • Administering, monitoring, and reconciling the procurement card program
  • Point of contact for the annual audit
  • Assuring compliance with State and/or Federal grants
  • Keeping of financial records including:
    • Special assessments
    • Development agreements and the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) rebate schedules
    • Outstanding debt
    • Liability insurance policy and claims