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Finance Department

 Departmental Mission: The Town of Taos Finance Department provides quality financial services in support of the Mayor, Town Council, Town Manager, Department Heads, and all other internal customers. Services include leadership in budget preparation and monitoring, procurement/ payables, payroll, and grants management.

Departmental Goals: Too accurately and efficiently account for all public funds and maximize internal customer satisfaction.

Departmental Strategy: The Finance Department will continue to deliver quality financial services and to perform a thorough analysis of the current system. This will measure effectiveness for the purpose of redesigning processes and restructuring the department to fully provide support services to our internal customers.

Budget Preparation & Monitoring: To measure, monitor, evaluate and continuously improve the budget process by providing a condensed summary of revenues and expenditures and assist each department in understanding the budget and financial statements.

Procurement/Payables: To prepare a policy and procedures manual which will review all internal processes and give our internal customers a clear interpretation of procurement/payables by January 2000.

Payroll:  To continue to measure, monitor, and evaluate the payroll process through the use of time clocks to improve the efficiency and accuracy by providing a policy and procedures manual by January 2000.

Grants Management: To prepare a policy and procedures manual for grant related projects that will provide a reference to all departments in grant administration.

Fixed Assets:  To combine and address the current fixed assets data base to update the new FASA Government data base in order to account for all Town assets in accordance with GASB 34.

Training: To develop and implement a training program that will address finance department training needs and to continue internal cross training. To develop and deliver a training program to address the Town of Taos policies and procedures related to Finance. Training will be provided to our internal customers on the Finance Department’s Policy & Procedures which will result with a clear understanding of procedures.