The Finance Department is responsible for the accurate accounting of all receipts and disbursements of the city of Westlake, representing the city fully in all financial matters and abiding by all mandates governing proper municipal financial control.
The department records all assets and liabilities, keeps an accurate account of taxes and assessments, collects all monies for the city and makes all necessary disbursements on the city's behalf. In addition to accounts receivable and accounts payable, the Finance Department prepares payroll, records sewer billings and oversees the perpetual and physical inventories of fixed assets.
The director of finance is the chief fiscal officer of the city and assists the mayor and city council in the preparation of the city's annual budget and all other financial matters. The director also reviews and approves all purchase orders.