The Finance Department, while accounted for within the General Administration function, has significant duties and responsibilities. The Finance Department is charged with the prudent management and monitoring of the City’s financial position. They maintain accurate and timely reporting of revenues and expenditures for all City financial activities. They are responsible for cash management, debt planning and long-range financial planning.
While some areas of the City have experienced a decline in workload, the Finance Department has experienced an increase. As a result of the increased workload and responsibilities, the FY 2012 budget recommended hiring an additional accountant. This position will support the Finance and Assistant Finance Directors as well as share responsibilities in accounts payable, grant tracking and annual fiscal budgeting and reporting.
Adopted June 21, 2012, the city's Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget is available here. The budget is approved by three readings of the City Council and presented for public comment before being officially adopted as law for the next fiscal year.
The services of this department encompass city property taxes, business licenses, beer and liquor permits, the city budget, accounts payable and records of the City Council meetings.
The City of Murfreesboro does not accept any type of credit or debit card transactions, bank counter checks or two-party checks. Payments must be by cash, check or money order only.
The staff of the Finance Department strives to provide efficient, courteous and accurate service in all areas of the department. Our goal is to do our very best to serve you in a professional manner.
The Finance Director/City Recorder and Treasurer, Melissa Wright, is the head of the fiscal department of the City and is also responsible for keeping records of Council meetings, and is the custodian of public records, bonds, ordinance books and the accounting system of the City. The City Recorder/City Treasurer is appointed by City Council.