Chapter 2.20


2.20.010    Office created.

2.20.030    Qualification.

2.20.050    Compensation.

2.20.060    Powers and duties.

2.20.070    Absence.

2.20.010 Office created.

The office of director of finance is created and established. The director of finance shall be the chief accounting officer of the city and shall consolidate all accounting matters of the city in this office, as an entirely separate and distinct entity from all other departments. (Ord. 170 § 1, 1971: prior code § 2100)

2.20.030 Qualification.

The director of finance shall be qualified by sufficient technical accounting training, skill and experience to be proficient in the office. The director of finance shall also show evidence of his executive ability. (Ord. 170 § 3, 1971: prior code § 2102)

2.20.050 Compensation.

The director of finance shall receive as compensation as the city council shall from time to time determine and fix by budget or resolution, and said compensation shall be a proper charge against such funds of the city as the city council shall designate. (Ord. 170 § 5, 1971: prior code § 2104)

2.20.060 Powers and duties.

The director of finance shall be the head of the finance department of the city and shall have the power and is required to do the following:

A.    Administration of Financial Affairs. Have charge of the administration of the financial affairs of the city under the direction of the city manager;

B.    Budget. Compile the budget expense and income estimates for the city manager;

C.    Accounting System. Maintain a general accounting system for the city government and of each of the offices, departments and agencies;

D.    Disbursements. Supervise and be responsible for the disbursement of all moneys and have control of all expenditures, audit all purchase orders before issuance; audit and approve before payment by the city council and treasurer all bills, invoices, payrolls, demands or other charges against the city government and with the advice of the city attorney, when necessary, determine the regularity, legality and correctness of such claim, demands or charges to insure that budget appropriations are not exceeded;

E.    Financial Reports. Submit to the city council through the city manager, a monthly statement of all receipts and disbursements in sufficient detail to show the exact financial condition of the city; and, as of the end of each fiscal year, submit a complete financial statement and report;

F.    Property Inventory. Supervise the keeping of current inventories of all property of the city by all city departments, offices and agencies;

G.    Other Delegated Duties. Perform all the financial and accounting duties heretofore imposed upon the city clerk, and the city clerk shall be, and he is, relieved of all such duties, including all such duties imposed upon the city clerk by Article 1 of Chapter 4, Part 2, Division 3, Title 4, and by Section 40802 through 40805 inclusive of the Government Code of the state;

H.    Other Functions. Perform such other functions as the city administrator may from time to time specify, or such other functions as may be prescribed from time to time, by action of the city council;

I.    License Collector. The finance director shall collect all business license taxes imposed by the city council pursuant to Chapter 5.04 and shall have the powers and the duties delegated to the tax collector in said chapter;

J.    Office Manager. As additional duties, the finance director shall serve as office manager for the employees in the finance department and shall be responsible for:

1.    The maintenance of courtesy and work efficiency by all personnel so supervised,

2.    The reduction of absenteeism and tardiness for all personnel so supervised,

3.    The assignment of work to personnel so supervised so as to distribute overloads of work to available personnel. (Ord. 88-04 § 2, 1988; Ord. 82-15 § 2(B): Ord. 170 § 6, 1971: prior code § 2105)

2.20.070 Absence.

Should the director of finance be absent or disabled, the city manager, or in his absence, the city council shall designate a temporary acting director of finance. (Ord. 170 § 7, 1971: prior code § 2106)