Finance Department

Finance Department - Annex Sign - 2017

Occupational Taxes: Increase to 2.0% The Bowling Green Board of Commissioners approved a slight increase in Occupational Taxes from 1.85% to 2.0% on May 2, 2023. This change will be effective on January 1, 2024.

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Mission Statement
We strive to provide excellent customer service to meet the needs of citizens and all City departments; provide timely and accurate financial information to ensure good decision-making, and perform our duties in an ethical manner with the utmost integrity.

Vision Statement
Shaping an environment in which City government officials use quality financial and technology information to make and implement effective policy, management, stewardship, and program decisions.

About the Finance Department
The Department of Finance is responsible for the proper collection and disbursement of City funds and providing a wide range of financial reporting.

Accounting Division is responsible for all City accounting transactions, preparing financial statements, reports, and includes the following offices:

  • Accounts Payable
    The Accounts Payable Office is responsible for the payment of City suppliers, coordinating the employee procurement card program, producing Form 1099s, and managing of the employee travel program.
  • Payroll
    The Payroll Office is responsible for the payment of employee wages and fringe benefits, producing employee Form W-2s, and maintaining employee accruals.
Revenue Division

Revenue Division is responsible for all revenue related City transactions, collections, and reporting, and includes the following offices:

  • Office of Occupational License
    The Office of Occupational License is responsible for the registration of businesses; the billing for various occupational fees; and issuance of regulatory licenses.
  • Treasury
    The Treasury Office is responsible for the collection and reconciliation of all City revenues.

The Procurement Division manages the City's procurement functions, including coordinating the activities involved with procuring materials, equipment, supplies, and services for the operation of city government. This division also manages all aspects of the bid process and is the point of contact for potential bidders.

Administration is responsible for establishing and maintaining Financial Policies, assisting with the development of the citywide annual operating budget, and preparing monthly financial reports.

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