The Finance Department provides support services for all functions of the Borough. The services focus on creating and collecting income for the operation of the Borough; paying for the personnel and materials required to provide a wide range of services to the community; and accounting for revenues and expenditures as required.
The Finance Officer is responsible for all Borough financial activity including financial reporting, budgeting, grants, trust funds, sales tax/property tax administration and state/federal reporting. The Finance Department consists of the Finance Officer, Accounts Receivable/Tax Clerk, and the Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk.
The Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk records purchase orders and generates payments for approved invoices. The Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk also prepares the Borough payroll from approved timesheets and produces quarterly and annual payroll and tax reports.
The Accounts Receivable/Tax Clerk, works with a contracted assessor, Appraisal Company of Alaska, to complete the assessment of Borough property. The Accounts Receivable/Tax Clerk prepares the real and personal property assessment notices and the tax bills. The Accounts Receivable/Tax Clerk also bills other charges for services including wastewater, landfill, and port charges. In addition, the Accounts Receivable/Tax Clerk records all payments received and prepares the bank deposits.