The Department of Finance helps the various agencies of the City government meet their service objectives by acquiring goods and services, allocating the organization's available human and financial resources, processing financial transactions, and providing information and analysis as a basis for decision making.
The department bills and/or collects the major City revenues and provides assistance to taxpayers and utility customers.
The department also provides financial planning services for the City, secures financing for capital construction, and safeguards and invests City funds. In addition, the department provides automated support for other departments.
For more information, call the Finance Department at 240-314-8400.
To maintain the City's high standard of financial excellence by providing the citizens, employees, and vendors with professional customer service through collection and disbursement of funds, financial reporting, management of assets, and technology.
This position provides clerical and technical support and assistance to the financial team of the City of Rockville in the areas such as Financial Reporting, Investments, Revenue, Accounts Payable, Accounting, Budget, Purchasing, Data Processing, and Payroll in order to achieve the common goal of excellence in providing the citizens, employees, and vendors with the unique level of services to which they have become accustomed.
Accounting and Control
The Accounting and Control Division of the Finance Department is responsible for timely and accurate accounts payable and payroll check processing and the recording and reporting of financial results to the City, government agencies, as well as to the general public.
Insure that accounting transactions are in conformity with GAAP, Evaluate municipal accounting problems with considerable independent professional judgement. Determine if disbursements legally comply with budget ordinances. Develop pertinent data for the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
The Budget Office prepares the annual operating and capital budgets, monitors and evaluates the condition of City budgets, provides internal control oversight, and reviews alternatives and prepares recommendations on budget, management, and policy issues for the City Manager and Mayor and Council. The Budget Office also provides information and assistance on budgeting for City departments, and assists in development of the Capital Improvements Program.
The mission of the Payroll Division is to accomplish the following objectives:
- The timely and accurate compensation of employees in accordance with City policies and directives and federal, state, and local laws.
- The processing of mandatory and voluntary payroll deductions according to law and City policy
- The processing of required disbursements for payroll deductions, including federal, state, and local taxes, court, garnishment, tax levy, and dues deduction.
- Maintain employee pay records according to record retention requirements of the City and the IRS, and in aid of employees and their supervisors.
- To provide meaningful and accurate reports and answers to inquiries relative to payroll data.
To expedite payment of obligations incurred by the City and its employees. Process payments, data entry, check runs in an accurate and timely manner. Maintain records and assist employees and vendors in response to questions regarding payments, etc.
The Purchasing Division of the Department of Finance serves all City departments in obtaining, at the time and place needed the proper quality and quantity of materials, supplies and services at the lowest possible cost while maintaining a process of fairness and integrity. Our stockroom protects and preserves all materials which are being held in storage to meet future requirements and obtains the greatest possible revenue from the disposal of surplus, scrap, obsolete materials, and equipment.
The Revenue Division ensures the citizens of Rockville prompt, courteous customer service for all of their utility billing service needs. We also ensure all the City's Departments accurate recording and updating of all cash receivables in a timely fashion. The water meter service division accurately reads and maintains the water meters of the City of Rockville. This also includes contact with customers, pertaining to water consumption and related problems.