The Finance Department of the City of Boulder City is responsible for all financial aspects relating to the functioning of the city. Those aspects include all budget preparation and monitoring, accounting and financial management, payroll and payables, utility billing and licensing.

Mission Statement

To ensure citizen confidence in the financial integrity of the city, to provide the financial, technical and communications resources and support needed to accomplish city goals, oversee the management of the city's land resources, and safeguard City assets.

To accomplish this mission, the Finance Department is structured into four divisions: 

  • Administration/Land Management 
  • Purchasing 
  • Accounting 
  • Utilities/Licensing


  • The Finance Director heads the department and serves as the City Real Estate Officer.
  • Administration oversees the budget preparation
  • Land Management (Contracts/Real Estate) oversees our revenue contracts such as land leases for solar development, and handles all land sales or leasing matters.
  • Purchasing oversees all city purchasing functions.  Also acts as our risk manager.
  • Accounting provides vendor payments, financial reporting and oversees the bi-weekly payroll for city employees.
  • Utilities/Licensing provides meter reading, billing and collection for all utilities and administers the business and liquor licensing and issues various permits. This division also collects and deposits money due the city.

Goals & Strategic Issues

  • Enhance the city's financial reputation by continuing to secure "clean" audit opinions and national awards for excellence in budgeting and financial reporting
  • Provide comprehensive, computerized financial, budgeting and office support systems accessible and usable by all city departments and functions
  • Provide accurate, timely and appropriate financial and budget reporting to city staff, administrative and elected officials, the media and residents.