The accounting division is responsible for the maintenance of the City's accounting records. This division ensures the accuracy of the general ledger, reconciles all cash accounts, maintains specific funds for special purposes as required, and coordinates the collection of delinquent bills (other than utility bills). The accounting division also provides information to auditors, including preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and assisting the auditors during the review of the City's financial records. The employees in this division perform typical governmental accounting functions such as making journal entries, reviewing and balancing accounts, and analyzing revenue and expenditure reports.
The City has been an annual recipient of the Government Finance Officer's Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting since 1988. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, the City must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
In accordance with Florida Statutes, an annual audit of the books, financial records, and transactions of the City is completed by independent Certified Public Accountants. The most recent report prepared by Caballero, Fierman, Llerena + Garcia, LLP, is available for examination and contains their opinion on the fair presentation of the City's financial statements.