The Finance Department is responsible for the overall financial management of the City. In practical terms, this means that the Department serves two client constituencies. On one hand, the Department supports the internal, administrative functions of the City’s operating departments; on the other hand, the Department meets the direct service needs of the Needles citizens and the Needles business community.
The Finance Department provides internal support services to all other City departments in the form of financial planning, accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, payroll, accounts payable, cashiering, information technology, and risk management.
External client services are provided directly to Needles residents and business owners through administration of utility billing services for approximately 5,000 residential and commercial accounts.