Overview & Responsibilities
The City's fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30. The Finance Department is responsible for
  • developing and implementing the financial policies of the City
  • maintaining the accounting records of all City funds
  • monitoring budgetary compliance throughout the fiscal year
  • Compiling  timely financial reports in a format that effectively and efficiently communicates financial data to the City Council, citizens, bond holders and other interested users. These reports include the Budget, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and Quarterly Financial Report.
Financial services are provided to all City departments through
  • Accounts payable and receivable 
  • Payroll 
  • Fixed assets 
  • Inventory accounting 
  • Internal audits
  • Grant and contract administration 
  • Treasury management
The Director of Finance directly supervises the Purchasing Department, Municipal Court and the Utility Business Office as part of the financial responsibilities of the City.

  1. Budget Presentation Award
  2. Certificate of Achievement
The City of Temple has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association 20 years in a row. The award is given to local governments that have succeeded in preparing a high-quality budget document.
budet award