FinanceThe Assistant City Manager/ Finance Director reports to the City Manager. This office handles all budget, accounting, payroll and accounts payable information. TheAssistant City Manager/ Finance Director oversees the Revenue Services Group, which includes the Purchasing Office, City Assessing office, Treasurer, Income Tax, and Utility Billing departments.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Finance Services Department is to provide high quality centralized accounting and financial reporting services for the City of Battle Creek, both to internal customers in other City departments, and to the ultimate customer group, the citizens of Battle Creek.
The highest priority of the Department is to invest, manage and monitor the City’s financial resources according to sound operating practices, and to report the results of the City’s operations in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, as well as with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
In addition, the Finance Services Department provides pro-active and on-going assistance to other City departments to help them perform basic financial functions, produce reports that provide useful information for managing the financial resources and operations entrusted to them, and deal with long-term financial planning. The Finance Services Department also coordinates the budget process and develops revenue projections for use in the City’s Revenue Controlled Budget process.
Finally, the Department issues the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) annually which reports on the results of the City’s annual audit performed by an independent audit firm. The Department also issues the required State of Michigan Citizen's Guide to Battle Creek Finances along with a performance evaluation dashboard which can be found in our Budget section of the website.