About the Finance Department
  • Documenting revenues, expenditures, and accounts receivable and payable for accuracy and adherence to the approved budget
  • Handling Lancaster’s accounting, purchasing and accounts payable, and utility billing
  • Providing an accounting system that complies with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Reviewing contracts on an ongoing basis

The mission of the Finance Department is to support the administrative activities of the city in an efficient and effective manner. These activities include accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, investments, capital projects, debt management, auditing, purchasing, utility administration, and administrative policies in all of the above areas. Also, to advise the mayor and City Council in matters of administrative procedure, financial prudence, and long-term financial planning.